HEALTHCARE FACILITY MANAGEMENT
Strategic Concept Planning
For each architecturally-significant equipment, the type, configuration, size, operational capacity, available options and suggested manufacturers are programmed to meet the project’s requirements.
Medical Equipment Placement Drawings
Equipment Placement Drawings illustrate the distribution and location of all items of medical equipment & furniture throughout the hospital. Electromechanical service requirements are listed and coordinated with other engineering disciplines to ensure optimal design development. Room floor areas, equipment maneuverability, and critical space dimensions are examined to test the functionality of design. Equipment Placement Drawings are produced utilizing automated planning software comprising a large database of room planning templates & tools.
Medical Equipment Reports
Equipment Location Schedules, Room Content Schedules, Equipment Bills of Quantity Cost Estimates are cross-matched with the Equipment Placement Drawings. All changes to the drawings are reflected automatically in the reports to ensure full compatibility between all project’s documents.
Our hospital backgrounds provide us with an understanding of the intricacies of hospital operations. This helps us translate realistic needs versus “wish list” planning. Based on our experience with past projects, we routinely challenge user requests when we feel they are inappropriate
The team comprises of senior level consultants with diverse healthcare experience. Our medical equipment planners bring a national planning perspective to your consulting engagements and have delivered services for projects ranging from small clinics to large medical institutions.
Equipment budgeting is a critical element of the planning process because it establishes a monetary guideline to be followed for the duration of the project. It involves a departmentalized room-by-room listing of medical equipment requirements. Two key factors that directly impact condition of existing equipment and the types of departments included in your project. Some departments are much more equipment intensive than others.
We believe in a consensus building approach while utilizing our hospital backgrounds to help realistic needs versus “wish list” planning. Based on our experience, we routinely challenge user requests when appropriate. The final outcome is a comprehensive budgeting process that will lend monetary control to your building project.
Equipment specification is a systematic approach for developing equipment requirements for major expansion programs taking into account the functional space program, required level of technology, budgetary guidelines, and reuse of existing equipment.
The process involves meticulous planning, tight adherence to schedules, and coordination with all those involved in the project. User input is accomplished through a series of departmental interviews. The end product is a fully specified plan of new requirements suitable for competitive bidding.
Medical Equipment Planning for healthcare construction involves the selection, specification, and procurement of medical equipment, taking into account the client’s required level of technology, program planning objectives, and budgeted monies available.
Architectural Engineering Support
One of the primary reasons for hiring a medical equipment planning consultant is to work closely with the architect, engineers, and contractors to be certain that the building design will accommodate current and future medical technology. A good consultant can quickly justify his or her fee by identifying design flaws that will eventually result in problems.
Careful coordination with the A/E team on medical equipment space and utility planning will minimize costly change orders and result in a more comprehensive planning process.
Procurement management is the process of strategizing and applying the most effective procurement techniques to ensure clients of a fair and competitive price.
This involves integration of equipment specifications and vendor instructions into a competitive bid document. The service also includes bid analysis, purchase recommendations, procurement scheduling, purchase order preparation, and delivery tracking.
Installation /Relocation Planning
Installation of new equipment and relocation of existing equipment requires meticulous scheduling and coordination with vendors, department managers, movers, and the contractor. Precise sequencing of existing equipment relocation is critical to ensuring timely deliveries and proper installation of new equipment, resulting in successful activation of your new facility.
Our extensive experience in managing the installation and relocation of medical equipment will avoid delays and confusion while facilitating a smooth transition into the newly constructed space.
Building Information Modeling is a 3D model of the building representing the space and equipment of a particular project. We provides BIM services for medical equipment to facilitate and streamline the coordination of equipment locations within the room.
BIM is the cutting edge tool used by the construction industry and allows Iconic Healthcare to work seamlessly with the architect and project team to ensure that correct utilities, space, and power are planned for the equipment during design.
Activation planning is an orderly and systematic process to ensure that all of the tasks required to occupy a new building are accomplished in a logical, cost effective, and timely sequence. The process involves regularly scheduled meetings with representatives from the departments preparing to occupy the new space and support departments such as housekeeping, security, information systems, etc.
The meetings involve meticulous documentation and monitoring of required tasks and the individuals accountable for them, with targeted completion dates necessary to activate the new facility.