Health Care Design Guidance Provided in ASHRAE Courses
Oct 17, 2006
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Guidance to help designers create safe indoor environments in health care facilities is provided in new educational courses at the AHR Exposition held in conjunction with ASHRAE’s Winter Meeting. In all, ASHRAE will conduct three professional development seminars and 14 short courses at the ASHRAE meeting, Jan. 27-31 in Dallas, Texas, U.S. Among them are two new short courses related to health care facility design.

Health Care Facilities - Best Practice HVAC Design Considerations and Criteria introduces design considerations. A major emphasis is on the necessary considerations for various diagnostic and treatment and support areas. The course also offers guidance on how to deal with existing facilities, smoke and life safety design issues.

Health Care Facilities-Best Practice Applications of HVAC Systems introduces best practice designs, with a focus on air-distribution designs for surgical and patient rooms. Various control and energy efficiency techniques for cooling and heating plants are presented along with O&M and other commissioning topics. Smoke control and life safety best practices and application issues also are covered.

Both courses are based on ASHRAE’s HVAC Design Manual for Hospitals and Clinics.

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