Hospitals
Hospitals November 21, 2018

Designing health care facilities and medical campuses: Codes and standards

Hospitals, clinics, and similar facilities are among the most demanding an engineer can tackle—technology is evolving rapidly, hospital managers are increasingly budget-conscious, and assist in saving lives. It’s also vital to comply with the necessary codes and standards.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Hospitals November 21, 2018

Designing health care facilities and medical campuses: Fire and life safety

Hospitals, clinics, and similar facilities are among the most demanding an engineer can tackle—technology is evolving rapidly, hospital managers are increasingly budget-conscious, and assist in saving lives. Fire and life safety is also a very important aspect designing these facilities.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Hospitals November 20, 2018

Designing health care facilities and medical campuses

Hospitals, clinics, and similar facilities are among the most demanding an engineer can tackle—the technology is evolving rapidly, hospital managers are increasingly budget-conscious, and assist in saving lives.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Hospitals November 20, 2018

Designing health care facilities and medical campuses: Electrical, power and lighting

Hospitals, clinics, and similar facilities are among the most demanding an engineer can tackle—technology is evolving rapidly, hospital managers are increasingly budget-conscious, and assist in saving lives. Here, electrical, power, and lighting challenges are addressed.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Hospitals November 1, 2018

Pharmaceutical standards focus on safety in handling hazardous drugs

The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Convention's Chapter 800, "Hazardous Drugs-Handling in Healthcare Settings" standards become effective December 1, 2019, and provide detailed specifications for the handling of hazardous drugs in order to protect pharmacy staff from health risks associated with harmful chemicals.

By Tom Brown, Don Burroughs, Cassey Franco, Dan Koenigshofer, April Vacca
Hospitals October 31, 2018

Case study: Hospital HVAC system benefits from IPD

A new and existing hospital building were delivered using IPD.

By Laurence V. Wilson, PE, ASHRAE HFDP, LEED AP, CDT
Hospitals October 18, 2018

Case study: IPD at work in health care

Collaboration between engineers and contractors leads to waste elimination and cost savings.

By Mike Zorich, PE, LEED AP; and Dave Pflipsen, PE, LEED AP
Hospitals October 17, 2018

Case study: Harnessing IPD to fast-track a replacement hospital

Bayhealth is central and southern Delaware’s largest health care system. The new health care campus anchors its services by hosting an inpatient acute care hospital as well as an adjoining ambulatory care center to create a community-focused health village (see Figure 3). At the onset of the project, Bayhealth made its goal clear: deliver the hospital at least 3 months earlier than comparable health care projects. Integrated project delivery (IPD) helped the team deliver a high-quality hospital below cost and ahead of traditional schedules.

By Robert J. Garra Jr., PE
Hospitals October 16, 2018

Closing the loop—how commissioning can come full circle

Just about every building project, from a skyscraper to a small hospital renovation, must be commissioned to ensure its safety and functionality. By focusing on proper systems operation, problem solving, and teamwork, commissioning can ensure systems function as intended.

By Mike Haemmerle, PE; and Eric Stephens, PE, CXA
Hospitals October 16, 2018

How engineers can create better glass curtain wall design

When consulted early, a qualified MEP engineer can help a design team make better informed and more insightful decisions about glazing, thickness, height, and other factors in glass curtain wall design.

By Anthony M. Montalto, PE, LEED AP