Medical Construction & Design

JUL-AUG 2015

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MCDM AG.COM | J U LY/AUGUST 2015 | Medical Construction & Design 1 Disaster proofi ng a hospital is becoming ever more crucial. Not only is it necessary to ensure continuous operation of critical systems, but also hospitals become shelters for communities-at-large in the case of a major emergency or weather event. As storms increase in intensity and more frequently — various ef orts are underway to protect hospi- tals. The term "resilient design" is becoming more commonplace. Thankfully, plenty of guidance is available. For example, driven by President Obama's Climate Action Plan, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services created the Sustainable and Climate Re- silient Health Care Facilities Initiative to develop tools and informa- tion to prepare healthcare facilities for the impacts of climate change. As part of this initiative, "Primary Protection: Enhancing Health Care Resiliency for a Changing Climate" was released. Authored by Robin Guenther, FAIA, LEED Fellow and John Balbus, M.D., MPH, the guide identifi es the status of healthcare infrastructure's resilience to extreme weather risks, and also provides best practices healthcare organiza- tions can adopt to improve climate readiness. Several new hospitals across the U.S. are prime examples of being ready to hold up in the event of a natural disaster. For example, the glass fa- çade of the new 2.3-million-square-foot Univer- sity Medical Center New Orleans is capable of withstanding the impacts of a major hurricane, including the force of a 2x4 hitting the exterior at 200 miles per hour. Onsite food and pharma- ceutical storage is inventoried for seven days. Critical areas of the new 890,000-square-foot Mercy Hospital Joplin in Missouri have windows rated to withstand 250 mph winds. High-impact laminated glass was incorporated throughout the facility along with protected evacuation routes. The utility plant was built halfway below ground to limit exposure to the elements. The generator system enables the hospital to operate for 96 hours if power is lost. By taking a proactive approach to disaster planning, health- care organizations and facilities will stand the test of time. This issue of MCD focuses on building care and operations. Inside are features on disaster proofi ng, predictive maintenance and ways to utilize systems controls to determine long-term energy ef ciency. We also put the spotlight on high-performance building envelopes. Be well and enjoy the issue! elle Tennis Michelle Tennis Managing Editor Built to Last Disaster planning for today's healthcare facilities EDITORIAL PURPOSE: Medical Construction & Design (MCD) ISSN 2155-823X provides the reader with insights and information related to the healthcare construction and design industry. 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COPYRIGHT: Copyright 2015 by Inform Publishing Group LLC. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted by any means, without the prior written permission from Inform Publishing Group LLC. M C D M E D I C A L C O N S T R U C T I O N M E DICA L CONST RUCT ION & D E S I G N DE SIGN E D I T O R I A L B OA R D Jim Degnan, P.E., LEED AP Principal and Chief Electrical Engineer, Sparling Robin Guenther, FAIA, LEED AP Principal, Perkins+Will John Kouletsis, AIA, EDAC Executive Director, Strategy, Planning and Design, National Facilities Services, Kaiser Permanente Dan Lee, AAHID, AIA, ASID, IIDA, EDAC Vice President, Architecture and Business Development, Interprise Design, Past President, American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers Alison LeVino Jones, AAHID, ASID, IIDA, LEED AP Principal, LeVino Jones Medical Interiors, Inc., Communications Chair, American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers George J. 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