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2022 PDC Summit

Codes and Standards Forum: Connecting the Dots Between Code Revisions and Planning

Mar 22, 2022 7:00am ‐ Mar 22, 2022 8:00am

Credits: None available.


Revisions to codes and standards are a necessary progression to ensure that facilities stay up to date with best practices and technology. Determining what the changes are and how they apply to the built environment is the cornerstone of any construction project. The design of spaces needed to provide the best patient care has also changed due to a variety of reasons, including code and operational changes. This forum will discuss some of the code changes and progression for health care environments and how that could affect the initial planning and strategies to create a successful project.

Learning Objectives:
  • Familiarize attendees with changes to the International Building Code (IBC) and Life Safety Code that better align the documents for compliance with CMS regulations and Conditions of Participation.
  • Examine requirements of suites per the applicable codes and how they are beneficial.
  • Illustrate how suites can be useful when utilizing the new patient care unit provisions in the 2022 FGI Guidelines, within the allowable parameters of the Life Safety Code and IBC.
  • Discuss the 2022 FGI Guidelines requirement for Individuals of Size and where these requirements are required in different facility types.
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  • Theresa Harris, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED AP BD+C, Principal, Director of Healthcare Planning, Isgenuity
  • Rob Masters, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED AP, Principal, CannonDesign
  • Jeff O'Neill, AIA, ACHA, CHFM, Senior Director of Facilities, Pennsylvania Hospital


  • 1.00 - CEC

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