T&H systems that were satisfactory in the 1980s are often inadequate today, and the equipment designed during that period cannot keep up with current demands. To improve comfort, temperature setpoints are lowered, but systems that cannot adequately dehumidify the air leave the humidity high and the space feels “sticky” and uncomfortable.
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Whether you’re renovating or building, it’s important to understand how the different departments work together, as well as how equipment, regulations, and technology will affect design considerations. Collaborating with your design team will help you solve your current issues, but what happens when your facility is undersized or out of date in the next 10, 15, or 20 years?
COVID-19 has forced the healthcare world into uncharted territory. Protecting patients from those who are contagious is an experiment in real-time. Solutions for protecting patients and staff involve understanding many cause-and-effect scenarios and evaluations of equipment capacities.
The public health crisis of the past nine months has shone a spotlight on the tireless care that doctors, nurses, and other health professionals provide for patients. But another group of professionals is just as indispensable to ensuring a safe [...]
While technology can be implemented to overcome physical barriers being imposed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and minimize travel, different types of technology can be used to ensure the right tool is being implemented for the job.
Our clash prevention process provides useful information to the design team to improve our projects’ constructability and improves design team coordination. The value that clash prevention brings hinges on how useful the clash report is to the team.
The outbreak of COVID-19 does not necessarily reveal a shortage in beds but instead an opportunity to use beds more efficiently. With that in mind, we have developed a list of the top 10 issues that will influence healthcare facility design in the years to come.