Focus: Facility Design

Florida hospital designed for resiliency

June 28, 2019

Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Fla., is designed to survive the most severe South Florida weather, according to an article on the Health Facilities Maintenance website.

The facility's Skolnick Surgical Tower is built with mechanical, electrical and plumbing stored on the third floor, protected from strong winds and flooding. 

The city of Miami Beach Emergency Command Center is housed on the second floor of the Hildebrandt Emergency Center.

Both buildings were built with hurricane-resistant windows and roofs, reinforced walls, and generators capable of powering the entire campus for more than a week. 

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