About the Webinar

Hospitals and healthcare networks invest large amounts of capital into construction projects every year.  Even in the best of times, construction projects are complex and difficult to manage resulting in delays, scope creep, and unexcepted costs.  U.S. hospitals can expect to find contract “leakage” (i.e., overcharges) of 1% to 2% on even the most well-written and well-monitored contracts.

With COVID-19, these issues have become even more acute. Proper understanding and oversight of your construction contract can mitigate the potential for overcharges and place your hospital in a position of strength during negotiations with your contractor.

Join Curt Plyler and Martin Howell, construction audit experts with Fort Hill Associates, to discuss their case studies and expert analysis to determine the three things you need to do immediately to prevent the overpayment of millions of dollars.

What you will get from this webinar:

  • How to determine exactly what construction contracts to audit


  • The potential impact of COVID-19 on construction project costs


  • The five key questions to ask your contractor


  • The top three techniques for avoiding unnecessary costs in your construction projects

About the Speakers

Martin Howell

Martin Howell, a Principal with Fort Hill Associates, has been providing construction contract auditing on healthcare and higher education projects since 2006, and has completed over 75 projects within healthcare, higher education, multi-family, commercial, and industrial sectors.  Martin has led Fort Hill’s relationship with Vizient in addition to serving healthcare clients including Duke University Health System, Emory University Hospital, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Clovis Community Medical Center, and Stamford Hospital.

Curt Plyler, CFA, CCA

Curt Plyler, a Principal with Fort Hill Associates, has significant experience in construction contract auditing on large, complex healthcare and higher education projects. Curt leads the firm’s involvement with various industry groups including the American Bar Association (ABA) and Association of College and University Auditors (ACUA) in addition to serving healthcare clients including Duke University Health System, UNC Health Care, Stamford Hospital, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, and WakeMed Health & Hospitals.