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In addition to project details, the survey also
asked firms to provide insight on their own
working environment today as well as their industry outlook. First, the respondents identified the greatest challenge they face-this year,
talent acquisition was selected by 39 percent,
followed by pressure to lower fees at 24 percent.
The same top challenges were chosen in 2018,
as well, but in reverse order, with pressure to
lower fees selected by 32 percent and talent acquisition by 23 percent. As for ranking all other
top challenges, shorter construction schedules,
more competition, and achieving owner/client
buy-in and managing volume/scope of end user
input rounded out the top five.
Respondents explored these issues, and more,
in further survey feedback on both the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. "The 2020
marketplace promises to continue to be very
busy with great opportunities for significant
planning and design," says survey respondent
Tom Chessum, principal at CO Architects (Los
Angeles). "Challenges will likely be a continuing need for fast project delivery schedules and
a continuing trend of increasing construction
costs, while always accomplishing better value
and quality for our clientele."
That idea of delivering more value was noted
several times by respondents, with firms exploring alternative approaches to project planning,
design, and construction to better answer client
needs. For example, Richard Witt Jr., chief client officer and senior vice president at AE Works
(Pittsburgh), says his firm is looking beyond aesthetics to also "blend the practical" by introducing solutions that answer needs tied to technol-

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ogy and infrastructure, for example. "Hospitals
are seeking architectural updates that improve
safety and operational efficiency, infection control, patient and staff satisfaction, and energy
conservation."
And many of these solutions rooted in value are
in response to what's now a decade-plus trend
of uncertainty and hesitancy to make capital investments as the impact of the ACA's value-based
financial model is still being realized, says Paul
Strohm, senior principal, director of healthcare
at HOK (St. Louis). "I think healthcare reform
won't have significant change until 2021, post
the next national election cycle," he says. In the
meantime, respondents note additional solutions such as standardization and universal design are in place as a way to adjust spaces to not
only meet demand for certain services but respond to shifting reimbursements as they come.
And while survey responses show talent acquisition to be a universal issue for healthcare
A/E/C professionals, those on the construction
side of the industry are feeling its weight most

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Right Timing
Sowing Kindness
Call For Nominations For Hcd 10
Solid Ground
Brain Power
Planning And Design
Product Spotlight
The Center
Suppl Ement To Healthcare Design
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