This month’s B2B will focus on the B2B July test for HVAC applications of an existing emergency space renovation and is based on chapter 8 (Health Care Facilities) in the 2015 ASHRAE Handbook — HVAC Applications, It is focused on the temporary HEPA filter systems installed within the construction space to maintain a negative pressure in this space. The design intent is to keep the construction site under a negative pressure so that construction dust does not infiltrate into the occupied hospital areas adjacent to this renovation.
The project delivery method is design-build (D-B) with a guaranteed turnkey cost. The D-B firm will assign a project manager with health care and infection control background to the project. The D-B firm has in-house engineering, technicians, and estimator staff to be involved in the design and cost estimate of the initial “design” phase. The scope of work will be a basis of design to meet the hospital’s patient care improvements as well as sustainable O&M requirements.