Education & Events

NOSHE Presents: The Road to Reconstruction After a Disaster

Mar 29, 2018

Thursday, March 29, 2018

7:30 am - 9:30 am

Earn 0.2 CEUs / 2 contact hours (anticipated)
** Continental Breakfast Included**

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Registration Fees

$20 -- NOSHE Healthcare Member
$35 -- Healthcare Employee
$40 -- NOSHE Affiliate Member
$55 -- Non NOSHE Member / Non-Healthcare Employee


University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center -- Cleveland, OH
Room: Trisha O'Brien Pavilion / located in Horvitz Tower

PARKING: 2121 Adelbert Road -- Cleveland, OH
(Garage is just pass the entrance to Rainbow Babies & Children's)
(Detailed room location will be sent to those who register and will be posted on NOSHE website closer to the date of this event)

Learning Objectives:

  • How to make preparations for and how to avoid disaster, as well as the elements that must be implemented for a successful project outcome.
  • The role of communication in the success of a project under extreme stresses and an expedited timeline.
  • The effectiveness of an early and thorough schedule; compartmentalizing the planning and letting crews concentrate on the small tasks.

Program Description:

This course is an introduction to disaster recovery and an overview of the MacDonald Disaster Recovery project lead by an experienced team from Paul Davis National and Perspectus Architecture. This course will talk through the importance of communication in delivering an effective project in a short timeframe as well as the role of client and construction team relationships. Understanding the owner's motivation and what is driving the project is key to success as are knowing how to access and use local resources to get started immediately. Lessons learned and project delivery process will be significant discussion points during the presentation. The key takeaways from the course are intended to be concepts and tools that participants can apply to any of their own projects, both big and small, in order to execute a more successful and stream lined job.


Larry Fischer

Larry Fischer is a leading architect in healthcare design. As a co-founder of Perspectus Architecture, he is dedicated to providing creative solutions and advanced hospital design in complex and competitive environments. Throughout his career, Larry has been involved in major projects from master planning to implementation for more than five million square feet of healthcare facilities.

His philosophy to build relationships through exceptional service, dedication and honesty has attracted quality healthcare clients including University Hospitals, Cleveland Clinic, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Southwest General Health Center, The MetroHealth System, Kaiser Permanente, Summa Health System, Veterans Affairs Medical Center and various community hospitals throughout the Midwest. He has worked on research, laboratory and senior living project types as well as educational projects within the spectrum of healthcare. Projects have ranged from the design of emergency departments and medical office buildings to surgery and nursing units.

Most recently, Larry has been instrumental in University Hospitals MacDonald Women's Hospital Disaster Recovery project, the development of senior living projects for Brookdale Senior Living and governmental projects for U.S. Customs & Border Protection, General Services Administration (GSA) and U.S. Coast Guard.

Larry serves on the Advisory Board of Kent State University's College of Architecture and Environmental Design and in 2007, Larry received Board Certification from the American College of Healthcare Architects. Larry received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Kent State University, with graduate studies in Art and History from the University of Georgia and the Universita del Arte of Florence, Italy.

J Murphy, ASA, CLM

J Murphy, from his Toledo office, has become one of the nation's leading experts in the insurance reconstruction industry. After graduating from college in 1977 with a degree in Criminal Justice, he started his career in new home construction. This career choice ultimately led to the insurance reconstruction industry where he is recognized as a leading expert on loss analysis and value loss appraisals. J holds a nationwide Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) certification through the American Society of Appraisers and has written in excess of one billion dollars' worth of damage appraisals and evaluations for the insurance industry, as well as other related agencies. His vast experience with disaster loss mitigation gives him a tremendous background from which to draw expertise. In addition, he has written several articles for various trade publications for the insurance restoration industry, and, has recently received his Doctorate Degree from Martin University.

J has a wealth of knowledge in both residential and commercial loss evaluations, pre-loss analysis, and loss dispute resolution. As a result, J along with his Partner, formed Paul Davis National, a commercial mitigation, restoration, and reconstruction firm specializing in large scale restoration project around the country.

Having worked on some of the nation's largest losses, J's insights and experience have proved very valuable to his clients and listeners across the country.

Chris Dohar

Since joining the Perspectus Architecture team as an architectural intern in 2014, Chris has focused on a wide range of work within the Healthcare sector under the tutelage of several Healthcare architects. Newly registered, Chris plays a key role on project teams for the Kaiser Permanente Columbia Gateway Replacement, University Hospitals MacDonald Women's Hospital Disaster Recovery, and MacDonald Women's Hospital Master Plan as well as a Master Plan for Summa Health. His past experience includes working on a major international restaurant franchise, where he was responsible for work on all aspects of construction documentation.

Chris earned a Masters of Architecture and Master of Urban Design from the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, Kent State University. He gained a Graduate Assistant position and Scholarship in 2013; was inducted into Sigma Alpha Pi: The National Society of Leadership and Success in 2009; and participated in Kent State University's study abroad program in Florence, Italy, through which he studied art, architecture, urban design and drawing as both an Undergraduate and Graduate student. Chris also studied Architecture and Urban Design hands-on in urban settings across Europe and in Ohio.

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