Hospitals

Hospitals December 1, 2000

Rudolph A. Wolfson, P.E.: A Rewarding Career

Modesty is an important quality in any individual, but Rudolph A. Wolfson, P.E.-Rudy, to his friends-often seems so humble as to be unconvinced of his standing and impact on the U.S. engineering scene.

By C.C. SULLIVAN, Editorial Director
Hospitals November 1, 2000

Deciding on a Plan for Multiple-Use Facilities

Should large facilities under one roof have central or distributed heating, ventilation and air-conditioning HVAC systems? While a topic unto itself, two contrasting examples illustrate the range of approaches.

By Consulting Specifying Engineer Staff
Hospitals October 1, 2000

Baring their Teeth: Dental Care for Animal Patients

Animal dental treatment is a relatively new field of practice, and while many hospitals do not have full-time dentists on staff, more stand-alone clinics are being built. Dental treatment rooms generally have a tub table for carrying out procedures, with hot and cold potable water and connections for compressed air, vacuum and oxygen.

By Consulting Specifying Engineer Staff
Hospitals October 1, 2000

References

National Research Institute, 1994, Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources. Laboratory Animal Management, Committee on Dogs. National Research Institute, 1996, Institute of Laboratory Animals Resources, "Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals." Veterinary Economics, 1997 "Hospital Design Guidelines Conference." Hafen, Mark.

By Consulting Specifying Engineer Staff
Hospitals October 1, 2000

Plumbing for Pets—and Vets

Although it may surprise many engineers, veterinary hospitals are undergoing a transformation from neighborhood "mom and pop" facilities into specialized referral centers that resemble hospitals at teaching institutions. With the increased sophistication come bigger challenges for architectural and engineering teams to design better and more efficient facilities.

By RAMZI Y. NAMEK , P.E., Associate, Siegel, Rutherford, Bradstock Ridgway Inc., Baltimore, Md.
Hospitals October 1, 2000

A Dog’s (Medical) Life: Equipment Specs for Vets

While the mechanical system needs of veterinary facilities can vary, hospital installations tend to comprise the same basic equipment. The following is a list of the most common items.  Tub table or wet table. A tub table comes in 5-foot or 6-foot lengths, and consists of a grated table with an underlying sink.

By Consulting Specifying Engineer Staff