Focus: Facility Design

S.C. children's hospital designed to withstand hurricane, earthquake at same time

October 28, 2019

The new MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital be the safest building on the East Coast, according to a project designer.

The building is designed to withstand up to 150 mile-an-hour winds sustained," Gopi Omraju said in an article on the ABC News4 website.

Omraju said the building is built to handle both a hurricane and an earthquake at the same time.

The building is built to safely sway in an earthquake, and would not only stay standing, but maintain power and water to continue treating patients.

Read the article.

See the latest posts on our homepage


Topic Area: Sustainable Operations

Recent Posts
Recent Posts
Focus: Infection Control

Lessons From South Korea on the role of infection control in flattening the curve

South Korea has incorporated hospital infection control as a core component of its national COVID-19 containment strategy



Combining union and open-shop labor for healthcare commissioning projects

The open-shop model is one that can continue to benefit the healthcare construction industry navigate regulatory and technology-driven hurdles



What labs can teach us about safely returning to offices

Research has shown that buildings with poor indoor air quality (inadequate ventilation, filtration or humidity control) can promote the spread of airborne bacterial or viral infections


Focus: Fire-Life Safety / Column

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Four-foot wrap around for ABHR dispensers

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for four-foot wrap around for ABHR dispensers


Focus: Environmental Services

CDC says COVID-19 does not easily spread from contaminated surfaces

But it appears that the virus can spread from people to animals


Post Comment


News & Updates • Webcast Alerts • Building Technologies

All fields are required.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.