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Planning, Design and Construction

Infrastructure Design for Reduced Patient Readmissions

Thomas L. Tsaros, BS and MS – Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Fitzemeyer & Tocci Associates Terence Boland, BS – Mechanical Engineering, Syracuse University, Fitzemeyer & Tocci Joseph J. Sziabowski, Hardaway | Sziabowski Architects Reducing healthcare associated infections (HAIs) is of paramount importance in the operation of a...

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Drones: Cost-Effective Roof/Façade Evaluations Using Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UASs)

Edward J. Stewart – Registered Roof Consulant, Gale Associates, Inc. Christopher M. Foley – MCP, Gale Associates, Inc. Investigating and evaluating the building enclosure can be challenging due to access issues. Closely observing multi-story buildings, steep sloped roofs, steeples, and spires can be very difficult, and has often necessitated...

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Challenges of the Emergency Helipad: Handling the Noise of a Relocated Helipad

Marc Newmark, MS – Principal Consultant, Acentech Benjamin Davenny, LEED AP BD+C, EDAC – Principal Consultant, Acentech In this session, Acentech will discuss some of the challenges faced by the need to relocate the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH)’s emergency rooftop helipad, including the potential inadvertent disruption to patients...

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