General services overview
There are various challenges directly associated with healthcare construction and renovation services, with not one new related project that could be referred to as being “easy.” When it involves renovating existing and functioning facilities, the tendency is to be prepared for a variety of side issues that can seriously influence the actual project. They can, for instance, arise from circumstances associated with the safety of patients; or effective controls against infection and control to maintaining determined statistics.
A comprehensively designed concept is therefore required in respect of all aspects related to the management of a facility renovation, regardless of it involving a section or complete existing building, or the interior of a tenanted space. A healthcare construction and renovation services project management team are actively involved in ensuring complete success in meeting client’s demands. It involves a hands-on approach from the concept stage, with preparation that includes a design team of engineers, architects, and other necessary consultants.
Various research has been conducted regarding healthcare facility renovations, with a direct focus on the patient and the fact that any facility under construction would be used by patients. This, in turn, establishes a criterion regarding patient satisfaction. It is a factor directly associated with reimbursements, and emphasizes the need for maintaining a happy patient population that is highly valued by the owners of a facility!
Dental facility renovations
Understanding the needs of clients and their goals is crucial in the process of healthcare construction and renovation services project management. As the project evolves, so needs can change, but with Kriandr mutually agreed beneficial negotiated realignment the process continues throughout the project. All decisions related to and during the project are founded on achieving results, designed either to meet or exceed client’s needs and expectations.
The design, construction and Furniture, Fittings and Equipment (FFE) components of a project require objective, versatile but disciplined vision. Therefore, project team members are highly qualified with the necessary experience and expertise in their various specialties. They include architecture, interior design, engineering, equipment specification and procurement. In addition, healthcare construction and renovation services offer a complete range of specialty consulting; for example, environmental, acoustics, hazardous materials, façade, noise and vibration.
Medical facility operational expectations
The owners of any medical facility project have their own specific expectations and schedules to meet when considering renovations. Accordingly, while specific contractual commitments will apply, the sharing of expectations and schedules regarding healthcare construction and renovation services by the project team is crucial. Making the facility ownership aware of any change of plan or scheduling is equally important, as is allowing them sufficient time to adapt and communicate this information to personnel.
Healthcare construction and renovation services mean interacting continuously with the facility ownership and in this respect, a direct understanding must be established between the parties concerned. An aspect related to this is flexibility and the period of notice the facility ownership requires, such as, for infection control, disruptions to operations and noise.
Apart from scheduled monthly meetings between facility owners, the architect, and contractor, it is considered essential that superintendents meet with designated facility managers on a weekly or even daily basis. Regular monthly meetings are not usually considered adequate when renovations are taking place in a 24 x 7 active facility! It is regarded as critical that the project management understands the activity flow of a facility and schedules it in a manner that has the least possible impact!