What factors affect critical spaces in healthcare?

Critical hospital space with operating table and medical equipment

Infection control and prevention are far from the only demands on modern operating room facilities. They must also meet the demands of physicians, as well as the standards set by the Joint Commission and the Building Code requirements. And as if that weren’t enough, they are not exempt from the demands of maximum possible energy efficiency.

The demands are complex and varied. It is not hard to understand why many facilities managers view critical spaces as one of their most challenging areas; and why operational and environmental problems or lack of availability can have such significant financial impacts.

Of course, the importance of specialist functional needs remains paramount. We commit to choosing the most efficient mechanical components, while always meeting the specific needs of the environment. And we produce code that accommodates setbacks and airflow specifications, therefore saving energy while still meeting the building code stipulations.

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