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Archive for January, 2014

Press Release

MEPT Program Continues to Grow

Smith Seckman Reid, Inc. (SSR), a Nashville based engineering design and facilities consulting firm, has hired Jeremy Hollands and Jacqueline Venier to work in the firm’s expanding MEPT Program. Hollands, PE, FPE, LEED AP, joins SSR’s Dallas office as a Senior Project Manager and Mechanical Engineer.  Hollands has close to 15 years of experience in […]

Industry Article

Designing Laboratory Ventilation Systems

By J. Patrick Banse, PE, and Chris St. Cyr, in the January / February 2014 issue of Consulting Specifying Engineer. Proper ventilation of laboratory settings is required to promote and maintain laboratory safety and protection to life and property. Items such as fume containment, worker safety, proper cleanliness through pressure  relationships, filtration, air changes per […]

Blog Post

Compliance News: TJC MODIFIES EMERGENCY POWER TEST INTERVALS FOR 2014

The 2014 TJC Hospital Accreditation Standards include wording changes in Standard EC.02.05.07, EP-4 (generator test intervals) and EP-6 (transfer switch test intervals) that tweak the required test intervals a little. The new 2014 test interval language in both EPs states “At least monthly, the hospital tests ….” This is a change from the 2013 TJC […]

Industry Article

Smart Money: Making the case for hospital infrastructure funding

Many health facilities managers would like to be more successful in obtaining depreciation dollars to fund maintenance and infrastructure capital renewal adequately. Gaining access to depreciation funding often involves being more successful at selling the maintenance mission and requires a multifaceted approach. The rules of engagement include such disparate approaches as communicating with budget committees […]