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.
The top priority when reopening hospital departments is staff and patient safety. There are a number of steps you can take to create a safe environment for reintroducing programs that have been reduced or closed during the COVID pandemic.
Converting from positive (or neutral) pressure to negative pressure is not as straightforward and simple as one may think.
The appropriate mechanical design solution for normal hospital operating protocol will need to be balanced against the reality of a pandemic response that presents a different series of patient care requirements.
Leveraging new and current technology to improve our design methodology is at the core of what we strive for. One tool we use improves design team coordination and thereby our deliverable documents and building information modeling.