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Design and Construction Issues in Health Care After Severe Weather Impact (AIHce EXP 2023 OnDemand)

Course Description:
Recorded at AIHce EXP 2023

After a severe weather event, the challenge to restoring a facility is to spot all damages and begin the process of reconstruction. This session discusses a medical office center design and reconstruction after a hurricane. The mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems in a facility are collectively known as MEPFP. In this case we will discuss: 1) facilities exposed to widespread power outages run the risk of loss of finishes and increased risk of mold growth as a basis of the damage; 2) the reconstruction of a facility to a useable condition; 3) providing architectural services; and 4) the MEPFP infrastructure condition that were impacted.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the session, the participant will be able to:

• Analyze risks and consider upgrades to a facility's MEPFP.
• Discuss pricing and construction contracts for various scopes of work.
• Assess future infection and mold exposure risks to occupants.
• Pre-plan for the loss to occur to control infection risks, contain debris, and protect indoor air quality.
• Leverage a variety of stakeholders for a successful rebuilding of a facility.

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Michelle Rosales, MPH, CIH
Paul Haas, CSP, CIH