Maintenance and Operations - September 2015

BIM can bring efficiency to facility management

A building information model (BIM) allows facilities managers to share information about building components from initial design through ongoing maintenance


Careful specifications can prevent flooring failure

Flaws often begin to occur at the base with the concrete slab


Operating room environment can address strategic challenges

When operating rooms have the correct levels of HVAC, they can help hospitals decrease risk of infection


New sewage leak reported at Venice hospital

Latest sewage breach forced Venice Regional Bayfront Health to evacuate patients and wall off a section of the facility


Masking noise and conversation in healthcare facilities

Technology uses loudspeakers to distribute an engineered background sound throughout a facility


Special legal and financial factors should be considered for healthcare lease guaranties

A lease is only as strong as the guarantor's financial condition


New hospital compliance resources available

Joint Commission adds resources to physical environment portal


Quebec superhospital plagued by sewage floods

SNC-Lavalin and the McGill University Health Centre working to fix recurring daily backups


Contractors can sink an accreditation survey

Healthcare facility staff should try and control the process as much as possible


Missouri hospitals working to prevent nurses' injuries

State is one of 11 requiring facilities to adopt safety initiatives


Four ways to save money while running a hospital

The average cost of running a small city hospital is nearly $200,000 a day not including clinicians' wages.


Building automation can improve patient experience

Today's technology is allowing FMs to provide greater individual control in patient room



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