Designing and building central plants for hospitals is no longer limited to efficient systems with redundancy for critical components. The lessons learned in Texas and Florida after major hurricanes are leading to changes in design and construction approaches for medical systems and similar environments.
According to the 2018 Hospital Construction Survey, conducted by The American Society for Healthcare Engineering, 89 percent of facilities professionals consider “resiliency” when designing and building new spaces. Resiliency in construction means structures and components that resist both natural and human caused disasters, and allow for fast recovery after events. Continue reading