Facility name: Methodist Hospital
Location: San Antonio, TX
Project classification: Hospital – Renovation
Project type: Acute Care
Project number: 3938500016
Lesson Learned number: 1
Impact: Quality, Safety
Lesson Learned/Best Practice
Exhaust from construction equipment next to air intakes should be piped to be away from the intake. Changes in the wind direction can carry fumes to the intakes. If the equipment cannot support an exhaust extension, carbon filters will need to be installed on intakes next to construction spaces.
Suggested Actions for Future Projects
Coordinate exhaust extensions, use electrical equipment, or use carbon filters on the intakes.