CSC - Toronto Chapter - Welcome to my House; An Introduction to Hospital Construction

Virtual Presentation - April 5th, 2022 @ 4pm
April 01, 2022 | By Michael Mooney

Welcome to my House;
An Introduction to Hospital Construction
Virtual Presentation - April 5th, 2022 @ 4pm
Presentation Objectives:
After attending this session, attendees will be able to:
-       Identify some elements of hospitals that separate them from other buildings
-       Identify some of the key standards governing design and construction of hospitals
-       Recognize some unique risks associated with hospital construction
-       Develop a “build it right the first time” mentality with regards to hospital construction projects.
?Presentation Description:
Building a hospital is different. A lot different! If you are involved in a hospital planning, design or construction project there are things that you simply must know to avoid some of the pitfalls that sometimes creep into these projects. Mistakes on hospital construction projects have been shown to create significant risk to both the construction teams and the occupants of healthcare buildings. Like all industries understanding where the risks are, and how to control those risks is the key to developing a successful construction strategy.
This session will introduce attendees to the unique world of hospital design and construction with a specific focus on the types of information that construction documentation should contain to maximize the a potential for successful project. This primer should help attendees grasp a better understanding of the nature of healthcare buildings, their occupants and some of the sensitivities that may be present in the midst of a renovation, expansion or new build project.
?Gordon D. Burrill, P.Eng., CCHFM, FASHE, CHFM, CHC is President of Teegor Consulting Inc., an international consulting firm specializing in healthcare engineering and construction. He spent 13 years as a design engineer, followed by 7 years as the Director of the Engineering for a New Brunswick Health Authority in Canada before branching out to Teegor Consulting Inc. in August of 2004. He is a Registered Professional Engineer with over 30 years experience in the design, construction, operations, and maintenance of healthcare facilities and is both a Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (in Canada and the USA) and a Certified Healthcare Constructor. He is a former Council Member of the International Federation for Hospital Engineers and Past President of the Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society. Gordon is currently the chair of the Canadian Standards Association’s Technical Committee for Health Care Facilities and President of the Canadian Centre for Healthcare Facilities and the proud recipient of the 2021 John Jenkins Award for exceptional leadership and outstanding commitment to training in health care standards – CSA Group’s highest accolade.
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April 5th, 2022 (registration closes April 5th @ 3:00 PM)
Charles Bosworth, CSC Toronto Chapter Program Committee (charles@cpd.ca)
Kiyoshi Kuroiwa, CSC Toronto Chapter Program Committee (KiyoshiK@aercoustics.com)
Chapter Administrator (toronto@csc-dcc.ca)