The emphasis on designing for the future while managing budgets and timelines often overshadows the focus on risk and compliance. Yale New Haven Health has incorporated a new process to address compliance in the early design phase of new construction and renovation. This includes initiatives such as ongoing engagement with the State Department of Health and early review of best practices for emergency planning and preparedness. These endeavors commence early and continue throughout the construction process. This session will provide an overview of Yale's initiatives and outline the successful outcomes along with the areas for ongoing improvement.
Identify cost savings approaches for compliance pre- during, and post- construction
Establish a standardized process for any type of project using a threshold for when the compliance overlay is expanded upon
Bridge the compliance gaps between master planning through to the building or space being operational(design to operations)
Incorporate an onboarding process for new construction/renovation areas to integrate fire, life safety and emergency management