Medical Construction & Design

JAN-FEB 2016

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MCDM AG.COM | JA N UA RY/ F EBRUA RY 2016 | Medical Construction & Design 1 We're well into the age of "smart." Every day we utilize our smart- phones, drive our smart cars while communicating with our integrated smart technology to pull up directions to our destinations and are able to control it all with our voices. While at home we watch our smart TVs and interact with our smart devices. But the term I recently came across that piqued my curiosity is smart antimicrobial coatings. According to the recently published research, "Markets for Smart Antimicrobial Coatings and Surfaces — 2015 to 2022," this market is expected to reach $500 million by 2022. But what exactly is a smart antimicrobial coating? Let's start by defi ning a smart coating. This term has recently emerged within the last decade, has varied defi nitions and is con- tinuing to evolve. Dr. Jamil Baghdachi, profes- sor, Polymers and Coatings graduate program coordinator, Eastern Michigan University, says "Materials that are capable of adapting their properties dynamically to an external stimulus are called responsive, or smart. The term 'smart coating' refers to the concept of coatings be- ing able to sense the environment and make an appropriate response to that stimulus" (Paint- ing & Coatings Industry — This concept becomes ever more crucial in the healthcare environ- ment, with the ongoing battle against healthcare-acquired infections. Essentially, a smart antimicrobial coating features self-cleaning and self-healing functionalities. The ability to self-clean adds to the antimicrobial ef ect by washing away microbes; self-repair of cracks gives microbes no place to hide. The market for smart antimicrobial coatings and surfaces is driven by the need to se- lectively combat new threats from bacteria, viruses and fungi. The opportunity for antimicrobial surfaces extends well be- yond healthcare facilities. In fact, it's predicted — according to the aforementioned market report — that the next generation of antimi- crobial coatings and surfaces will be smart enough to kill harmful microbes while leaving the benefi cial ones, or will combine anti- microbial action with the ability to self-clean. Now that's smart! This issue of MCD puts the spotlight on healthcare surfaces, exploring design tactics to reduce the spread of infections. Beyond looking at surfaces, inside is an in-depth peek at how the industry has responded to the healthcare law. Happy New Year and enjoy the issue ! —Michelle Tenniselle Tennis Michelle Tennis, Managing Editor Beyond the Surface The Growing Market of Smart Coatings 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 2016 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. Mann, AIA Professor, The Skaggs-Sprague Endowed Chair of Health Facilities Design, College of Architecture, Texas A&M University Founder and Chairman, The RPD (Resource Planning and Development) Group James W. Moler, P.E., LEED AP Member, Green Guide for Health Care Steering Committee T. Scott Rawlings, AIA, FACHA, LEED AP Principal and Healthcare Practice Leader, Payette; Past President, AIA Academy of Architecture for Health J. Patrick Schultz, AIA, EDAC, LEED AP Vice President, Mid-Atlantic Healthcare Practice Leader, HKS, Inc. Ronald L. Skaggs, FAIA, FACHA, FHFI, LEED AP Chairman Emeritus, HKS, Inc. Former President, American Institute of Architects Joseph G. Sprague, FAIA, FACHA, FHFI Senior Vice President/Director Health Facilities, HKS, Inc. Greg Wieland, AIA Design Principal, Altus Architectural Studios, Inc. 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