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!
This year the conference returned to the Rosen Shingle Creek Orlando on October 8 and 9, with the theme: “Back to the Basics of Health Care Design and Construction.” 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 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 designing and building the best health care environments, getting back to the basics of doing things right the first time, something our company takes very seriously. 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.