When hospitals erect temporary dust walls for renovation, their number one consideration is installing the most effective dust barrier to protect the health and wellness of patients, visitors, and staff.
Construction Managers and contractors who work in the healthcare industry recognize that dust poses serious health risks at hospitals and healthcare facilities during remodeling and renovation.
Updated August 2021 IPs, FMs, or healthcare contractors may have heard of the Safety Risk Assessment or SRA, and most start to think about the Infection Control Risk Assessment or ICRA only in the days before construction begins. Both should be integral parts of the design and planning phases of construction and renovation ...
Updated: August 2021 Modular wall systems not only demonstrated their usefulness in handling the huge number of COVID-19 patients since the start of the pandemic but also showed how hospitals could deal rapidly with infrastructural needs in other large-scale healthcare emergencies while minimizing disruption to their ...
Debris and drywall dust clean up is vital on any job site. During construction and renovation projects, particularly in hospital settings, the accumulation of dust and debris can cause major health and environmental hazards.
Building contractors who specialize or are involved with hospital, nursing home, or any type of medical facility renovations, additions, repairs, or remodeling should be well aware that patient satisfaction with healthcare service is a top priority for hospitals.
When hospital construction companies or healthcare construction companies undertake a necessary renovation, remodeling, repairing, or expansion of a facility, the disruption to patient services must be negligible, if non-existent, during the construction period.
Proper containment is essential to Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) and maintaining a safe construction site while working within a healthcare facility. Every crew member must go into the project with a solid understanding of ICRA to establish and maintain appropriate containment.
Billions of dollars are being invested into healthcare facility renovations every year, with data showing that renovation spending will increase between $8 billion and $9 billion by 2020.