Medical Construction & Design

JUL-AUG 2018

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y C y y MCDM AG.COM | J U LY/AUGUST 2018 | Medical Construction & Design 17 STANDARDS & GUIDELINES New FGI Position Paper Addresses Consequences of CMS Rule Change for Long-Term Care Layouts The Facility Guidelines Institute has published a position paper responding to CMS require- ment changes contained in the fi nal rule for "Reform of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities," published Oct. 4, 2016 and taking effect over several years, ending in 2019. The paper includes solutions to new design challenges, including ways to correlate the 2018 Residential Guidelines requirements for nursing homes with the CMS rules. Learn more at Industry myme d Complete, Personal Bedside Entertainment Ant imi i cro bia l icro bia l i cro bia l Coa tin gs a tin gs a tin gs atin gs Eas Eas Eas Eas s y y y t o C lea n y t y t y t y t o C o C o lea lea n n y-t y-t -t y-t - y t o-C o-C -C C o C o C o C lea lea lea l n n Gla s ss Fro nt t ss Fro nt nt t nt ss Fro nt t Continuou sly C h ar g e d Sec ure ly ure ly Mou u nt e d Designed and assembled in t h e USA , to UL healthcare- g rade, low-volta g e standards . ® The new main building at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, located in Palo Alto, California, has been awarded LEED Platinum certifi cation by the U.S. Green Building Council. The hospital, which opened in December 2017, is one of just fi ve new hospitals — and the second children's hospital — in the world to earn the USGBC's Platinum designation. The 521,000-square-foot building and 3.5 acres of gardens and green space were designed, planned and built by design architects Perkins+Will, executive architects and medical planners HGA, engineers at Mazzetti and general con- tractor DPR Construction. Innovative systems were built to achieve the highest possible sustainabil- ity standards and to reduce energy and water use. As a result of these systems, Packard Children's overall energy con- sumption is expected to be reduced by 60 percent and its water consumption is expected to drop by nearly 40 percent compared to regional hospital averages. "What sets Packard Children's apart is the combination of a high- performance building enclosure that reduces solar heat gain and facilitates innovative, low- energy systems; advanced water-conservation strategies; extensive integration of landscape, including occupied gardens and green roofs and a focus on local, recycled and healthy materi- als," said Robin Guenther, FAIA, LEED Fellow, principal at Perkins+Will, and the lead designer of the expansion project. Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford Earns LEED Platinum SUSTAINABILITY BUILDING CODES Metal Construction Association Updates Specifi cation Guides for Metal Composite Material The Metal Construction Association has up- dated its Specifi cation Guides for Metal Com- posite Material for 4 mm and 6 mm/8 mm MCM systems, respectively. Both documents are downloadable at MCM systems include MCM, joints, attachment sys- tem components and other materials appropri- ate for the design of the project to provide a weather-resistant exterior cladding system. Each of the new guides defi nes perfor- mance criteria for MCM panels, installation sys- tems and system fabricators in a single docu- ment. The specifi cations defi ne performance criteria for the MCM systems based on the latest International Building Codes and perfor- mance standards developed by the American Society for Testing and Materials a nd American Architectural Manufacturers Association. They provide installation criteria for the installer and assurances of quality to the designer.

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