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Archive for January, 2015

News Story

Speeding Up Hospital Construction

Medical Construction & Design recently featured an article on the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center’s (UT Southwestern) recently completed work on a $800 million expansion facility, located in Dallas, TX.  The UT Southwestern William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital was necessary to meet the growing needs of patient demands. The new facility consists of 12 floors and […]

Industry Article

Designing Clinical Spaces Through Collaboration

Debbie Gregory, RN, BSN, recently sat down with Health Facilities Management to discuss what is required to create safe, efficient clinical spaces. In the interview she explores new technologies and the challenges presented in regards to integration and infrastructure, keys to improving patient safety and outcomes while optimizing workflow, how to ensure adequate clinical representation […]

Press Release

Nashville Office Gains Senior Project Manager

Brett Griffin brings extensive experience with Mission Critical Facilities Smith Seckman Reid, Inc. (SSR) a leader among engineering firms in designing, consulting, and commissioning projects announces it has hired Brett Griffin, PE, LEED AP, as a Senior Project Manager in the firm’s Nashville office. Griffin joins SSR with a wealth of experience with mission critical […]

Blog Post

Cx Monitor: BECx and Energy Efficency

Modern building enclosures are designed and constructed using numerous complex systems and materials.  Combined with demands for quality, durability, schedule, and energy performance, it’s not surprising that the building enclosure represents the majority of building failures and construction defect claims.  Simply defined as a quality-based process implemented to evaluate and verify the owner’s project requirements […]

Blog Post

Compliance News: CMS Guidance for AEM Tracers

By now many hospital facility directors have reviewed the Hospital Equipment Maintenance Requirements contained within the current CMS Alternate Equipment Management (AEM) program rules being enforced by CMS and all of its deemed accrediting organizations.  We previously discussed the driving CMS 2014 Survey & Certification Letter S&C:14-07-Hospital and its enclosed Appendix A interpretive guidelines generally […]

Press Release

Three Senior Personnel Join SSR in Houston

MEPT Program Continues to Expand with Two Mechanical Personnel and One Construction Administrator Smith Seckman Reid, Inc., an engineering design and facility consulting firm, announces that they have hired three senior personnel in the Houston office. Nathen Maddox, Mark Pontz, PE, and Jim Vangorder join the firms expanding MEPT program. Maddox will serve as a […]

News Story

Using the Environment for Healing Today and Forever

Partners HealthCare’s Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlestown, MA, was recently featured by Walls and Ceilings magazine for the use of innovative sustainable elements to aid in patient recovery. SSR was the low voltage consultant for the project. Follow the link below for the article.