Conventional Engineering is Failing Healthcare Building Owners
A connected engineering approach requires engineers to expand their influence. This means going beyond engineering fundamentals into topics such as construction estimating and budgeting, cost management, construction planning, labor productivity, economics, total cost management, and more specifically for healthcare facilities, topics such as patient care models, emerging medical technology and certification by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization (JCAHO).
Conventional Engineering is Failing Building Owners
Too often owners do not get the results they expect from engineers and builders. In fact, only 30 percent of capital projects meet owner expectations in terms of budget and delivery date, according to the Lean Construction Institute.
Pandemic-Fighting Mechanical Solutions: How 100 Percent Outside Air Systems Play a Role in Guarding Against Airborne Infectious Diseases
Stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, mechanical solutions have been evaluated for their effectiveness and role in guarding against airborne infectious diseases, specifically regarding pathogen transmission within healthcare facilities. As people and systems are noble tools in the healthcare frontlines, how can the design and build community evolve to meet the challenge of creating safe environments?
To learn more about how 100 percent outside air systems can be used in response to COVID-19, download our white paper.
High-Pressure Stakes: Healthcare HVAC Design & Pressurization in Response to COVID-19
Now, more than ever, the state of air and airflow’s acute relationship to the spread of airborne disease matters. But, how do we prepare ourselves and equip our healthcare facilities with the mechanical systems that ensure safety for patients and healthcare workers and help eliminate the spread of disease via air transmission?
To learn more about how healthcare HVAC design and pressurization can be used in response to COVID-19, download our whitepaper.