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Managing the Risks and Disruption of Healthcare Construction
April 1, 2016 - Contact FacilitiesNet Editorial Staff »
Ensuring disruption is minimized is critical for healthcare construction projects. Contractual provisions which may be suitable for other commercial buildings may not be adequate for a healthcare facility, according to a post on the Healthcare Facilities Today website.
Healthcare projects come with an increased risk of infection and an increased requirement for dust and airborne materials control, according to the Lexology website.
This may be dealt with by including air tight barriers between occupied and construction spaces and air handling design based on a staged construction sequence, with clearly separate zoning.
Air sampling and surveillance may be required to access and monitor the environment allowing appropriate controls to ensure safe clinical areas are maintained.
Read more about healthcare on the Healthcare Facilities Today website.
This Quick Read was submitted by Cathryn Jakicic, Healthcare Industries Editor, Facilities.net.