February Virtual Meeting: The Effect of the Pandemic on Future Hospital Design and Construction

February 09, 2021
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM


february 9th virtual meeting: the effect of the pandemic on future hospital design and construction


5:30 - 6:00PM Social

6:00 - 7:30 Presentation by Chris Tokas, Deputy Division Chief, Facilities Development Division, OSHPD

Please join us for SEAOCC's February Virtual Meeting, Chris Tokas, Deputy Division Chief, Facilities Development Division, OSHPD will present The Effect of the Pandemic on Future Hospital Design and Construction.  This presentation will discuss how the pandemic has changed design and construction of healthcare related projects.  The two areas that will be discussed of how the pandemic experimentation has changed the process associated with them are: Healthcare and Facility Design Impact and Construction Protocol Changes.

The presentation will be preceded by a virtual social half-hour where attendees will be randomly assigned to one of three breakout rooms.  There will be a host to facilitate the discussions but the intent is to get to know a little more about one another.  

Please note that registration will be limited to 100 people, so register early! 

Participants will be able switch to breakout sessions of their choice or return to the main meeting room and the host will switch you. For optimal functionality, please download the latest version of Zoom here:


Mr. Chris Tokas S.E., is Deputy Division Chief of Northern California operations for the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development. He is SEAOC Fellow. He has over 36 years of experience in structural engineering and design, with special emphasis in the areas of seismic evaluation, analysis, and retrofit. He has designed and managed seismic upgrade projects for a wide variety of public, private, and institutional clients, on structures ranging from unreinforced masonry buildings to highway bridges to reinforced concrete high-rise structures. Mr. Tokas has been involved in all phases of seismic risk reduction programs, including development of criteria, evaluation of existing structural capacity, schematic design, and preparation of construction documents. He is experienced with the latest earthquake protection technology for buildings, including seismic isolation and energy dissipation. He is the author and co-author of several papers related to earthquake resistant design of structures. He has been teaching seminars for professional organizations, and courses related to earthquake resistant design of structures for University of California, Davis and California State University in Sacramento.

Mr. Tokas has been very active in the building codes and standards development prosses. Currently he is serving on several state and national building code and standards committees. He has been the Supervisor for the Seismic Retrofit Program for Hospital Facilities of California and the Principal Structural Engineer for OSHPD and currently holds the position of Deputy Division Chief for OSHPD-FDD Northern California.




$0.00 SEAOCC Member

$15.00 Non-Member Ticket