The ASHE Health Facility Commissioning Guidelines stress the importance of commissioning. The commissioning authority facilitates development of the owner’s project requirements (OPR) to reflect the owner’s desired outcomes based on the functional program. The design team then uses the OPR to create the basis of design (BOD). Fire alarm system considerations should be included in both the OPR and the BOD. When properly designed, these systems can contribute to a better patient environment.
This session will enable attendees to:
Identify at least four design considerations for fire alarm systems in health care facilities.
List three ways in which properly designed fire and life safety systems can improve the patient environment.
xplain four things that can go wrong when the fire and life safety features are not considered in the planning process.
Discuss at least three recent code changes that demonstrate the importance of properly designing fire and life safety features.