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2022 ASHE Annual Conference On Demand

ASHE22-1004 - Alternate Care Facilities: USACE's Response to COVID-19

Jul 18, 2022 9:45am ‐ Jul 18, 2022 10:45am


This session will provide attendees the opportunity to acquire health care engineering knowledge critical to support future pandemic planning. A panel of experts from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will provide lessons learned during the worldwide mission response to the planning and execution of alternate care facilities to support expanded, urgent health care operations. Examples of successful project execution will be presented to the audience with a solid understanding of the challenges associated with the design, construction and outfitting of these facilities.

Questions will be encouraged from the audience to enhance industry response to future potential surges in health care capacity.

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify successful strategies to implement alternate care facilities.
  • Discuss the challenges associated with establishment of alternate care facilities.
  • Support application of code criteria to temporary facilities.
  • Identify opportunities to enhance future surge capacity response.


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