Medical Construction & Design

JUL-AUG 2015

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14 Medical Construction & Design | J U LY/AUGUST 2015 | MCDM AG.COM Industry news, awards, etc. The 2018 Guidelines revi- sion cycle recently launched and the public will have several opportunities for involvement. One is the traditional public proposal period, during which changes may be proposed to the text of the 2014 FGI Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospital and Outpatient Facili- ties and Guidelines for Design and Construction of Residen- tial Health, Care, and Support Facilities. The public proposal period is open until Oct. 15. The electronic system can be accessed at fgiguidelines.org. A new opportunity is available for individuals knowledgeable in acoustics, bariatric accommodations, emergency preparedness, geriatric accommodations, infection prevention, security, sustainability and technology to participate in small topic groups. The groups will consider changes needed to better address these areas across the 2018 documents. Those interested should contact Doug Erickson at doug@fgiguidelines.org. Include the reasons for interest and something about your knowledge of the topic. Skanska to Tap into Pittsburgh Market with Opening of New Offi ce Skanska USA has opened a new offi ce in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's 11 Stanwix building to support the region's growing construc- tion market. Geoff Murken and Dino Persichetti will lead the new operation. Skanska looks to sup- port Pittsburgh's market resurgence and will pursue opportunities in healthcare, life sciences, education, infrastructure and power and industrial work. The fi rm has extensive experi- ence in the Pennsylvania and the Delaware Valley working on projects such as the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children expansion. Vice President of Operations Murken will lead the company's infrastructure construction operations in Pittsburgh. He brings more than 40 years of experience in the construction industry. Vice President Persichetti will oversee healthcare, higher education and life science operations. He brings to the team more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry. Associated Builders and Contractors presented a Pyramid award to Hoar Construction for the fi rm's work on NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital and Clinic (Mega Projects category). Earl Swensson and Associates served as architect and Hoar Construction as general contractor and construction manager. ABC's National Excellence in Construction program recognizes outstanding construction projects across the nation. The NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital and Clinic was a $400-million investment in the region and serves communities in Northeast Arkansas, Northwest Tennessee and Missouri. It is one of the largest healthcare investments made in the state of Arkansas. Design changes to the project included a massive upgrade to a large amount of healthcare equipment, upgrades to fi nishes, additional med gas outlets, changes to electrical and low voltage systems, revised room layouts and completion of previously shelled-out spaces. RECOGNITION NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital and Clinic Receives National Construction Award Public Proposal Period Opens for 2018 FGI Guidelines Documents

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