Before remodeling an existing neonatal intensive care unit at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tacoma, Washington, the project team performed an acoustic evaluation of the space for adherence to the 2010 FGI Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities.The presenters will explain the specifics of this evaluation, the 2010 FGI acoustic guidelines, what these design criteria mean, and how the mitigation measures at St. Joseph's met these criteria. This session will enable attendees to:
Recognize the performance and purpose of the acoustic guidelines in the FGI Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities.
Describe the effectiveness of noise reduction measures with respect to the decibel scale.
Compare meeting the minimum level of performance with providing improved performance.
Discuss noise mitigation solutions and how they perform.