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Wednesday, September 18, 2019  |  4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Meeting Your Operating Room Environmental Requirements in 2020

Francis Connelly
Assistant Executive Hospital Director, Penn Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
John Patten, CIPE, LEED AP
Principal, Stantec Architecture Inc.
Carl Shilling, PE, CEM
Principal / Discipline Leader, Engineering, Stantec Architecture Inc.

Our team designed a replacement AHU and relocated the unit to the rooftop from the existing location in the 2nd floor mechanical room. The structural and constructability requirements of moving the AHU to the roof created project cost challenges. We discovered the existing terminal units serving 23 ORs had issues that needed to be addressed. To adhere to the original budget, we developed 6 options to provide an understanding of existing conditions and available opportunities to modify the system to allow for code compliant operational system. We will explore how developing multiple options cannot only help resolve budget issues but also give a clearer picture of project conditions and objectives. Penn will explain how administration utilized the 6 options to make an informed decision, as well as explain how a new surgical platform coming online in '21 drove their decisions for a '18 project. Patient safety was paramount in the decision process as the project was reviewed and approved.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Developing metrics to inform Administration on pro’s and con’s of design options.
  2. Phasing of project within an existing operating platform.
  3. Meeting humidification requirements.
  4. Testing procedures during phasing conditions to meet DAAC requirements.
SESSION FOCUS AREAS: = Generative Space = NOAH