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Commissioning

Sound Testing Renovation Space

Facility name: P-SL Medical Center

Project name: PRSTLK-022017M-Pre-Op & Recovery
Location: DENVER, CO
Project classification: Hospital – Renovation
Project type: Acute Care
Project number: 2720000019
Lesson Learned number: 174
Impact: Cost, Schedule, Quality


Lesson Learned/Best Practice

When renovating existing space, recommend walking area before starting and if there are any noisy areas, take pre-sounds readings to show it was existing issue so can be addressed before end of project


Suggested Actions for Future Projects

When renovating existing space, recommend walking area before starting and if there are any noisy areas, take pre-sounds readings to show it was existing issue so can be addressed before end of project

 If there are existing systems that feed a space, obtain air readings prior to the start of construction in order to have air comparisons after final TB is conducted. In addition to traverse readings, it is necessary to test the entire system at all diffusers, VAVs, and even AHU itself for pressure testing, air exchanges, and sound levels. This is inclusive of all areas associated with the same air system, even outside the construction space. This is an important step in Design Development but even more crucial throughout each Phase of a project to obtain readings in locations that would not have been accessible during EDI. 


Keywords

Sound, Testing, Renovation, Pre-testing, Noise

Mock State Health Inspection Rehearsal

Facility name: Mountainview Hospital

Project name: MTVLAS-102018M-Rehab Expansion
Location: LAS VEGAS, NV
Project classification: Hospital – Shell
Project type: Rehab
Project number: 3281900024
Lesson Learned number: 141
Impact: Schedule, Quality


Lesson Learned/Best Practice

Run mock state health inspection that simulates the final inspection to ensure team is fully prepared and rectifies any issues prior to the inspection day. 


Suggested Actions for Future Projects

Team to determine appropriate time for mock inspection to allow enough time to resolve any issues that come up prior to the inspection.  Coordinate who from HCA, the facility, construction and design team will be present for the actual inspection and ensure key members are involved in the mock inspection.  Team to develop a checklist of items the inspector will be looking for during the actual inspection (ie fire/life safety system, nurse call system, FGI requirements, accessibility, C of O, flame spread data, and all required paperwork/documentation).  Facility to confirm equipment is properly placed and in alignment with FGI requirements.  Contractor to ensure nurse call vendor is available for inspection.  Architect and facility to review functional program and plan review comments submitted to the State.


Keywords

Mockup, State, Health, Inspection, Rehearsal