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Ray Corby

Ray has been a builder and problem-solver since childhood. Coming from a construction-based family and growing up on a farm gave him ample opportunities to develop his technical skills. He has planned, designed and managed many project types and sizes from small remodelings to large complex new facilities. Ray believes high-quality design is essential to the human experience and doesn’t have to be expensive. He is committed to continually improving the planning and design process. As Principal of Array’s Cleveland office, Ray is responsible for ensuring all staff are well trained and available to enhance every project. He also believes that frequent days of fishing are essential to achieving a balanced life.
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Enabler Projects: Preparing Your Campus for Major Changes

Posted by Ray Corby on May 27, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Preparing a healthcare campus for a major transformation project requires many smaller projects to enable the building of the new facilities.

As part of Array Architects’ extensive, network-wide facilities master plan for University Hospitals’ $1 billion transformation program, the re-evaluation, reorganization and relocation of numerous campus services was critical to improving patient care and operational efficiencies at Case Medical Center in Cleveland. In addition to planning and design for new facilities on campus (including a 150-bed cancer hospital, expanded emergency services and improvements at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital), we implemented a myriad of projects that allowed the transformation to occur. There were departments to relocate, buildings to demolish and infrastructure to build. These enabler projects had to start immediately, meet a limited budget and, above all, not delay the start of the centerpiece projects.

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Topics: communication, facility planning

Six Considerations for Healthcare Facility Condition Assessments

Posted by Ray Corby on May 13, 2015 at 9:30 AM

Featured in FacilityCare, January 2015

Deciding you need a Facility Condition Assessment (FCA) can often be the easiest part of getting it done. There are multiple variables to consider once you have identified the need for an FCA of your healthcare facility. To assist you in the process, I will discuss the six issues I consider the most critical in setting the scope and cost of an FCA.

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Topics: facility planning, building codes, Ray Corby, healthcare

Can IPD Eliminate the RFI?

Posted by Ray Corby on Feb 19, 2015 at 4:52 PM

Recently, I participated in a discussion posted to IPD Thought Leaders for Healthcare, a LinkedIn group to which I belong.  The question posed by Tim McCurley of CBRE Healthcare was “How do you perceive the amount of RFIs on an IPD Project versus a traditional project? Should an IPD Project have fewer RFIs than a traditional project?”

As you would expect, opinions varied and were somewhat influenced by the participant’s role as Owner, Designer or Contractor, but the overall consensus was that collaboration in the IPD model can improve the efficiency of the question/answer process and, regardless of the delivery method, communicating  decisions and changes is still required.

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Topics: RFIs, collaboration, integrated project delivery

IPD: Teamwork Success Stories

Posted by Ray Corby on Mar 14, 2013 at 11:59 AM

There are many articles found online about the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) method and its promises of budget control, schedule achievement, etc.This article brings to light some real world examples of successes achieved when true partnership and teamwork occur when utilizing IPD.

When Mercy Regional Medical Center in Lorain, Ohio decided to implement their $20 million facility modernization master plan, they discussed the IPD model with Array, and after considerable discussion about the delivery model, they chose to move forward with it.

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Topics: planning, architecture, healthcare design, IPD, Array, Integrated Project Design, Ray Corby, architects, continuous improvement, healthcare, hospital design