Review the work that engineers and clinicians put into creating an amendment
to the standard for relative humidity in the operating room and other
spaces. The goal was to see whether it was possible to adjust rh
thresholds without affecting patient health, but the associated
potential equipment savings may make facility budget directors feel
the best of all.
Whether the project
is a new facility or a retrofit - and whether the project involves ceiling
tiles in an OR or simply giving a nearby room a coat of paint or new computers
- risks arise for infection. The 2007 Infection Control Risk Assessment
provides critical guidance for precautions to take, depending on the scope of
work, to protect a hospital’s delicate procedures and especially vulnerable
Many engineers tend to avoid or delegate the nitty gritty of a ground source heat pump system, from soil moisture effects to building system (im) balance. It's time for designers to get in the loop. Learn more about Grounded In Reality in the December issue. Other topics in the December issue include health care HVAC, Boilders, check out the Back2Basics, and more.