Medical Construction & Design

JUL-AUG 2018

Medical Construction & Design (MCD) is the industry's leading source for news and information and reaches all disciplines involved in the healthcare construction and design process.

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Future-focused Though aesthetics and physical environment were top of mind when designing the facility, the selection, installation and placement of technology were carefully considered as well. Technology — and healthcare standards — are evolv- ing so quickly that they had already changed from precon- struction to when construction commenced. Designing systems to accommodate these changes, and ensuring the technology and equipment installed could accommodate future advancements, aff ected scheduling and selection of equipment. Radiology equipment is a good example. It is constantly changing, so the team planned the infrastructure for the most robust technology at the time, knowing changes would likely be required to accommodate newer technol- ogy. To put the best system in place, all parties agreed on a future date for equipment selection and moved forward with the plan. Delaying selection does aff ect the timing of other installations and trades, so getting everyone on board with the plan before making the decision was crucial in keeping the project on schedule. Changes in the latest healthcare codes kept the team on its feet, too. The hospital embraced the fact that the > A two-story skybridge links Cambridge Tower A to the other facilities on the main campus. One fl oor is for medical use only, while the other allows pedestrians to walk between buildings. 36 Medical Construction & Design | J U LY/AUGUST 2018 | MCDM AG.COM

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