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ASCE: Designers Create More Health-Care Spaces

May 06, 2020

In addition to creating alternate care facilities to treat COVID-19 patients, capacity can be increased at hospitals themselves. Senior Vice President Michael Dowdall of our Forensics practice discusses Thornton Tomasetti’s work to convert regular patient rooms into airborne infection isolation rooms with the installation of high-efficiency particulate air-filtering systems. “Designed for maximum performance, these negative-pressure HEPA filtration systems provide local pressure monitoring and remote alarm at the nursing station,” Dowdall said. “This allows medical staff to work safely outside the room.”

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