Gillespie and Otte of SSOE to Present at the 2012 HEALTHCARE DESIGN Conference to be held in Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona, July 25, 2012 – SSOE Group (, a global engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) firm, announced today that David Gillespie, AIA, LEED AP and Jim Otte, NICET IV, Data / Fire / Security Specialist, both of SSOE, have been selected to co-present at the 2012 HEALTHCARE DESIGN Conference taking place November 3-6, 2012 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

The presentation titled, “The Remote Control Hospital: The Future of Healthcare in the Age of Robotic Medicine” is focused on future considerations for telecommunications, robotics, and imaging. Attendees will learn about advancements in tele-medicine and remote control surgery and the impact these increasingly popular technologies have on healthcare planning and facility design. Gillespie and Otte will take a closer look at the design requirements healthcare facilities need to consider in order to support remote control technology.

HEALTHCARE DESIGN’S annual conference brings together professionals involved in the design and construction of healthcare facilities with a goal to provide educational information and sessions on how the design of responsibly built environments directly impacts the safety, operation, clinical outcomes, and financial success of healthcare facilities now and into the future. This year’s theme is “Shaping the Future of Healthcare Facility Design”.

David Gillespie has nearly 30 years of experience in the design of commercial, healthcare, and industrial projects. He has expertise in large scale healthcare facilities and was the senior project architect for the design of the first all-digital hospital covering more than one million square feet. He is currently a member of American Institute of Architects (AIA) and is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Accredited Professional. Most recently, Gillespie was published in the QST Journal of the ARRL in September, 2011 for his article “Alabama Slammer” on emergency communications during the 2011 multi-state tornado event.

Jim Otte has over 25 years of experience in the engineering and design of complex data, fire, security, sound, and telecommunications. In addition, he has expertise in commissioning, threat analysis, project and contract management, and quality control review. Otte is certified in many areas including Software House Access Control, Lenel Enterprise Applications, Panasonic Application, NICET Level 4, and EST Platform Training. Most recently, Otte presented “UTC – The future of access control in security” at the UTC Access Control Symposium held last July.

Gillespie and Otte are scheduled to present on Sunday, November 4th at 9:45am. For more information and to register for the conference, please visit:

About SSOE Group

As an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, SSOE is known for delivering unparalleled client value that advances the AEC industry. They have been named a “Great Workplace” (Great Place to Work®) and one of the “Best AEC Firms to Work For” (BD+C).

Over the company’s 75-year history, it has earned a reputation for providing quality project solutions to high-tech and general manufacturing clients in the semiconductor, automotive, battery, food, chemical, and glass industries. SSOE also provides forward-thinking design across healthcare and general building sectors such as corporate workplace, education, and judicial—with projects completed in 40 countries. Visit for additional information and career opportunities.

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