After opening phase one of the 630,000-square-foot Hospital of the Future, Baystate Health faced a problem that health care providers with new construction projects are confronted with too often: non-compliant life safety conditions cited in a building that recently opened. This case study explores how the facilities, design, and construction team collaborated to implement processes that resulted in a significant reduction in the number of life safety issues and overall project costs and improved patient safety.
Identify the importance of an integrated design team from the onset of a project.
State cost benefits of integration of life safety processes early into the design.
Identify the holes regarding life safety in the typical design and construction process, how these issues arise, and how to develop processes to prevent them from recurring.
Assess lessons learned through a multiphase project and explore how future projects will be addressed.