Considerations for planning temporary walls

Facility name: Methodist Texsan Hospital

Project name: METHTX-112016M-Master Plan ED & Lab Expansion
Project classification: Hospital – Horizontal Expansion
Project type: Acute Care
Project number: 2610900001
Lesson Learned number: 40
Impact: Quality

Lesson Learned/Best Practice

When planning and building temporary walls for expansions/renovations, if possible place them where you can build the new scheduled wall in front of it.

Suggested Actions for Future Projects

Plan for the depth of the permanent wall and try to locate the temporary wall to accommodate building one side of the permanent wall in front of the temporary on so as to not have to take down the temporary wall and disrupt patient care twice (once to build temp wall and once to take temp wall down while patient care space is still needed).

Actions Taken / Current Status

We agree this makes sense if site conditions can accommodate it.

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