Every year, APG sends a group of employees to the Florida Healthcare Engineering Association’s Annual Meeting and Trade Show. For the past several years, the FHEA has held their trade show in conjunction with the annual seminar put on by the Office of Plans and Construction in the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). These two events combined draw thousands of professionals in the healthcare facilities industry from all over the state, and this year was no exception!
Held at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort on October 17th and 18th, APG was well represented by members from all over the company. Our booth at the trade show was a major hit and hundreds of visitors stopped by to discuss trends in construction, upcoming projects, and where the industry is headed. A television screen scrolled through pictures of our many completed and ongoing healthcare projects, and several people stopped by just to marvel at the conduit work on display. We are incredibly proud of the work of our field technicians and this booth gave us a chance to show everyone why.
While our estimators, project managers, and business developers visited with general contractors, product vendors, and healthcare facilities professionals at the trade show, our engineers attended seminars on new methods in construction, keeping our Engineering Group on the cutting edge of today’s design standards. Various break-away sessions gave them an opportunity to network with other designers from all over Florida and to explain why the APG engineering model is proving so successful. When one company is able to provide full MEPT engineering services and then actually install the electrical and low voltage systems themselves, the owner wins.
The FHEA and AHCA trade show gives us a fantastic opportunity to sharpen our skills, make new contacts, and even catch up with old friends from jobs we’ve completed over the years. We are already looking forward to next year’s event. Who knows what we’ll accomplish by then!