NEEDHAM, Mass., Jan. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- An award-winning program that rapidly identified and resolved fire and life safety deficiencies during construction and renovation projects at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) is detailed in a new whitepaper from EH&E, a leading provider of environmental and engineering consulting services. The paper is available to download at http://www.eheinc.com/firesafety_hospital_wp.htm.
Construction, renovation, maintenance and tele/data upgrades are a constant in hospitals across the US. The complexity of these projects and the pace of the schedule can lead to unexpected compromises in fire barrier integrity. To address this broadly recognized challenge, BWH partnered with EH&E to develop a new approach to fire stopping and life safety management.
The resulting program set a "new benchmark" and established "a model of best practices" — winning the 2014 IFMA (International Facility Management Association) Boston Excellence Award for Best Practices in Sustainability. It is now detailed in the new whitepaper, "Ensuring Fire Barrier Integrity for Patients, Staff and First Responders: Continuous Compliance Through Information Management" — presenting each step of the program in case study format.
Topics include: Root Cause Investigation of Fire Barrier Integrity Challenges, Financial Modeling of Fire Barrier Deficiencies, Implementation of an Information Management Solution and Results, and Successful Implementation of Construction Life Safety Information Management (C-LIM) Process.
Download the paper, "Ensuring Fire Barrier Integrity for Patients, Staff and First Responders: Continuous Compliance Through Information Management," at http://www.eheinc.com/firesafety_hospital_wp.htm.
EH&E a leading provider of environmental and engineering consulting services, guarantees that its application of science and engineering best practices will deliver measurable, quantifiable benefits in all aspects of the built environment. EH&E's focus on evidence-based decision making and advanced capabilities in analytics and technology innovation help its clients achieve and quantify optimal performance from their people and assets. For more information, visit the EH&E website at www.eheinc.com.
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