When constructing a new medical center, there are many things to consider- from the design and equipment to where it will be located. But one of the most important decisions you’ll make is who will build it.
Since we’ve completed the projects, we know precisely how they differ from other types of construction projects. Here are four ways building a medical center is different:
1. They Should Meet Medical Building Regulatory Standards
There are a variety of agencies that have a hand in regulating medical buildings. The most common are the Joint Commission, National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
You’ll need to ensure your general contractor knows these standards and how to comply with them.
2. The Building Will Need to Support High-Tech Medical Equipment
One of the essential aspects of constructing a medical facility is ensuring that the building can support the high-tech equipment you will use inside it.
This means working with biomedical engineers during the design phase to ensure that everything from the HVAC system to the electrical outlets can accommodate the specific needs of the medical equipment.
3. Adequate Space for Medical Equipment
You’ll also need to make sure that there is adequate space for this equipment inside of the facility. For example, an MRI machine will need a large room to house the machine and provide patient access.
4. Easy to Clean and Maintain
Another important consideration when constructing a medical center is ensuring the building can be easily cleaned and maintained. This is especially important in areas with a risk of infection, such as operating rooms and labor and delivery wards. Materials such as stainless steel and tile can be easily cleaned and disinfected.
5. Building Layout
The layout of the building should also be considered, as it will need to allow for easy cleaning and traffic flow. A medical center should also have well-designed HVAC systems to ensure the air is clean and free of contaminants.
Constructing a medical center is a complex process that requires careful planning and execution. It is important to work with experienced construction professionals who understand the unique challenges involved in this type of construction.
The best construction companies will have experience with similar projects and be able to provide insights and solutions that other builders may not think of.
We have extensive experience building medical facilities, so you can trust us to get the job done right. Our philosophy is based on planning, executing, and completing the project according to your specifications – so you’re guaranteed to be happy with the final product.
We want to ensure that our clients are always satisfied with our work, which is why we have a comprehensive construction process that guarantees results. Get a free consultation for your next construction project!