Author Archive for EE2012

Tidbit 07/16/12

The original General Standards appeared in the Federal Register on February 14, 1947, as part of the implementing regulations for the Hill-Burton program. In 1974 the document was retitled Minimum Requirements of Construction and Equipment for Hospital and Medical Facilities. After public input and comments were received, The Department of Health, Education, and Welfare’s (DHEW) Office of Facilities Engineering published these requirements in a document titled Technical Manual on Facility Design and Construction.
There have been other publications in 1983-84, 1987, 1992-93, 1996-97.
In 1998 Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) was founded as an independent, not-for-profit corporation.
Since then, publications have been issued in 2001, 2006, and 2010.

Tidbit 07/02/12

7/2/12 – Telecommunication requirements from the 2010 Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities:

  • 2.1-8.5.1.1 Number. Each hospital shall have at least one TSER (Telecommunications Service Entrance Room) that Read More→

Tidbit 06/25/12

NFPA 99, 5.1.3.1.8 states, “Locations containing positive pressure gases other than oxygen Read More→

Tidbit 07/09/12

7/9/12 – Lighting requirements from the 2010 Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities:

  • 2.2-2.10 Newborn Intensive Care Unit
  • 2.2-2.10.9.2 Lighting
    (1) Provisions shall be made for indirect lighting and high-intesity lighting in the NICU.
    (2) Electric light sources shall have a color rendering index of no less than 80, a full-spectrum color index of no less than 55, and a gamut area of no less than 65 and no greater than 100.