At some point in time, most healthcare system building committees are given the responsibility to establish a building upgrade program to enhance their healthcare services and to contribute to the local community needing convenient health care treatment. When the team is ready, a Building Program (BP) is created, and this document will be the cornerstone for investing in an HVAC design and eventual construction of HVAC systems to meet the Building Program requirements.
For the HVAC engineer, he will take the program information and craft a Basis of Design (BofD) using the suggested BofD template here. For this month’s test, we will document the BP for a renovation of an existing hospital space and convert the space into a walk-in treatment space in Topsham, ME. On page 2 of this B2B, the reader shall complete the BofD by checking the correct boxes from the multiple choice selections based on the BP information provided and from pertinent reference documents, such as local weather data design criteria for this town. The answers to the BofD can be found here.