Not all construction projects are the same. It is dependent on the building’s function, and some are higher-stakes than others. One of these being healthcare construction projects.

Healthcare construction projects have their own unique body of needs that must be met in order to produce an ideal outcome.

Intentional Planning

Before anything else, there has to be a plan. Each facet of this plan has to be intentional and mindful, effectively showcasing how it’ll contribute to the optimal outcome and keeping everyone who could be affected safe in the process.

In healthcare construction, it goes a step further. Not only does that planning have to be intentional, but it has to embody all the critical objectives that come with executing a construction project specifically for healthcare. This includes construction methods that won’t disrupt operations, despite how long that prolongs the planning process. It also includes ICRA and AHCA compliance in regard to lawful healthcare construction protocol. The CDC requires healthcare facilities to perform an Infection Control Risk Assessment before any renovation, construction or repair project. The Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA) must also review and approve facilities’ plans and specifications and surveys their construction. This ensures that regardless of the construction project taking place in the hospital, patients will remain safe.

Hanto & Clarke Construction is completely aware of ICRA compliance and we diligently follow proper protocols associated with healthcare construction. We also working closely with the AHCA to receive timely approvals for project plans, and to ensure projects remain safe at all milestones.

Safety-centric

A healthcare construction project has been successfully executed if it covers all the details. That means accounting for any work practice that may compromise the safe, clean, environment that hospitals must maintain. This means confining work sites in plastic or zippered temporary workspaces, using top-of-the-line filtration systems, and ensuring debris and materials are covered when removed from the worksite to ensure no contaminants, dust, or debris enters the atmosphere.

Efficient Project Management

Once intentional planning has specifically outlined an action plan for every area involved in constructed, an efficient and effective project management strategy has to be put in place. Not only does this allow construction projects to remain on par with their timetables, but it ensures milestones are effectively being met, and the project stays aligned with client expectations. Usually, this involves a whole host of project management tools aimed at streamlining project development and communication. 

Constructed for Growth

Communities grow, which is a beautiful thing. To accommodate that, community services need to keep up, including healthcare institutions. A successful healthcare project has laid the foundation for future growth. Typically, this can be achieved through dynamic construction and modern, durable building materials.

Ideally, from conception, the healthcare construction project should outline areas where building additions can potentially be added in the future, such as specialty wings, additional parking structures and more.

Built to Last

Healthcare institutions see a great deal of activity every single day. Over time, this can cause deterioration and depreciation in the construction. A successful healthcare construction project has taken into account the high-traffic that is inevitable and has taken measures to ensure the buildings stay sturdy, modern and strong. This is not simply to accommodate the activities that take place inside, but for any wear and tear caused by extreme weather. This contributes to a durable, reliable building that can provide critical care to surrounding communities for decades.

Key Takeaways

Healthcare construction projects are significantly higher stakes than other projects, as they have an imperative core function: providing care. Because of this, they require their own unique set of needs to be met, which are most commonly:

  • Intentional planning
  • Safety-centric
  • Efficient construction
  • Growth opportunity
  • Durability

The best way to ensure your healthcare construction project effectively embodies all of the key elements needed for success is to contact Hanto & Clarke. Hanto & Clarke Construction has dedicated decades to effectively optimizing their approach to healthcare construction projects. We know exactly what elements to cover to make sure your healthcare project is a success.