Lunch & Learn Series:
Repurposing the Built Environment for Infection Isolation Capacity. Lessons for Now and the Future
February 25, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
Dale Taglienti LEED AP, Partner / e4h Architecture
Chris MacKenzie, Vice President, STARC Systems
The Covid-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on infrastructure planning, infection risk management, and emergency response plans. Heroic actions and creative problem solving have been core to minimizing risks to patient and staff safety. This discussion will cover key architectural challenges surfacing as more healthcare facilities deal with patient surges, and creative ways facilities across the country are addressing those challenges. We will share design examples in action, including how pre-fabricated modular solutions help deliver on demand isolation capacity across some of the nation’s earliest and ongoing hotspots. Our panelists offer a perspective immediately deployable options for evolving emergency response plans, as well as considerations that will endure beyond the current pandemic.
- Most common challenges to converting existing hospital spaces for infection isolation.
- Options for creating surge capacity with current infrastructure.
- The out-sized impact and role of negative air, and key questions addressed
- The importance of flexible configurations for addressing current emergency response
- Ways re-usable solutions serve you in an environment of constant and unpredictable changes, including post-pandemic.
- Lessons that will endure beyond our current crisis.
Please Note: This is Lunch & Learn is not eligible for CECs.
DISCLAIMER: The views expressed by presenters in this Lunch & Learn should not be construed as directly representing the views of the American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE). ASHE does not endorse any products or services promoted in this Lunch & Learn.
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