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: This book provides the information you need about launching, organizing, and implementing a capital facility project. Learn the proven techniques author John Kemper has developed during more than 40 years of experience delivering capital facility projects on time and on budget. In this book, he outlines a framework that defines the five key components of the project delivery process, the expected outcomes, and the risks involved. His advice will help you avoid pitfalls and keep your project on track. This edition places additional emphasis on the launch phase, the stage of project planning that bridges the strategic planning and design phases. Learn the importance of completing a Launch Gap Analysis as the first step in the process and how to create an implementation plan that defines the project scope, cost, and schedule while aligning expectations and goals. This edition explains a new contracting method that aligns your interests with those of the architects, contractors, consultants, and vendors. This approach generates efficiencies in time and budget because all parties share the risks and rewards. John E. Kemper is the founding partner and chairman/CEO of KLMK Group, LLC, a leading national healthcare facilities consulting firm in Richmond, Virginia. Mr. Kemper has more than 40 years of experience in all aspects of facilities development, and for the past 16 years he has worked exclusively for healthcare providers across the United States as well as in other countries. Prior to founding KLMK Group, Mr. Kemper served as president and chief operating officer of the W.R. Adams Company, Inc., which was a leading national project-management firm. He has also worked for a large architectural and engineering firm and an international construction management company. Mr. Kemper s consulting work focuses on assisting healthcare organizations launch and manage capital facilities projects. In the past 10 years, he has been involved in projects that have a total value of more than $2 billion. Mr. Kemper is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Urban Land Institute. He has been a presenter at the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association and for the graduate healthcare administration program at Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia. Mr. Kemper earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Virginia Military Institute.