In this session, a thorough review of the code will be presented including actual cases where hospitals faced challenges understanding the code and achieving compliance. New projects and existing nonconforming conditions will both be reviewed.
JACA will present recent project experiences and regulatory challenges including how compliance was obtained while Phil will provide an understanding of how to approach a project and offer the AHJ view on projects are considered when reviewed. Projects such as a multi-floor and building-phased renovation project at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, a fit-out project at BID Plymouth, and a building addition for a Hybrid Operating Room will be reviewed as case studies.
Philip Jose, PE CSP
Owner, Private Code Consulting Company
Phil Jose runs an active consulting business specializing in Fire Protection Engineering, Life Safety and Joint Commission SOC update services. He is a Registered Professional Engineer, a Certified Safety Professional and an Executive Level Healthcare Safety Professional.
Matthew Bluette, AIA, ACHA, AICP, NCARB, LEED AP
Matthew Bluette is a healthcare architect with over 20 years of experience working on a wide range of projects with numerous healthcare institutions in Massachusetts. A member of the American College of Healthcare Architects and American Institute of Certified Planners Matt brings a depth of knowledge in successfully implementing projects in a wide range of intuitional settings.
With siloed information systems, disjointed communications and limited budgets, the notion of increasingly strict compliance regulations looms over the future of healthcare. In this presentation, attendees will learn best practices for transforming the compliance process using digital tools and methodologies.
This session will address how having a clear vision & desire to continuously learn creates a deliberate & strategic approach to unit planning & outcomes. We will share the learning framework and strategies that are positively impacting ongoing work at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Robert Raymond, AIA, LEED AP
Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Robert Raymond served as the Senior Architect/Planner at Brigham and Women’s Hospital for the past 20 years and is currently a healthcare planning consultant assisting hospitals in planning capital projects.
Alison Faecher, IIDA, NCIDQ, LEED AP, EDAC
Alison Faecher is TRO’s interior design practice leader. With over 25 years of experience in healthcare, Alison’s work spans from inpatient care to outpatient specialties including Ambulatory Care and Specialty Centers.
Andrew Brumbach, AIA, EDAC
As a Senior Architect at TRO, Andrew Brumbach oversees all phases of healthcare projects. He is currently working on multiple projects at Brigham and Women’s Hospital including renovations to their Patient Bed Tower.
This session will review requirements of the International Building Code, NFPA 101 2012 & 2018 and NFPA 101 2012 reference Codes and Standards using interactive polling.
William Koffel, PE, FSFPE
Bill Koffel is President of Koffel Associates, a fire protection and life safety engineering design and consulting firm, recognized as an expert in the fire protection and life safety aspects of codes and standards.
Lennon Peake, PE, SASHE
Lennon Peake is Director of Healthcare Surveys and Assessments for Koffel Associates, serves as an ASHE Code Advocacy Liaison and subject matter expert for Just Ask ASHE