Every year, APG attends the Florida Healthcare Engineering Association’s (FHEA) Annual Meeting and Trade Show. The FHEA holds 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!
The conference took place at the Orlando World Center Marriott on October 7th and 8th, showcasing the theme: “Expanding the Horizons of Healthcare.” APG was well represented by employees 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 team photos of the groups behind them. 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 which prepared them to expand their horizons as to what healthcare environments will become in the future and how to bring to life the ideas and designs that clients will be looking for. 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 have accomplished by then!