Improving Healthcare Buildings with BIM

Improving Healthcare Buildings with BIM 1.7 $35-$45 Billion 1 in 17 10-20% Million spent annually on patient care for healthcare associated infections infections are acquired from the time spent in hospitals by patients Americans will die due to of all hospital acquired infections contracted while infections can be attributed in the hospital to airborne pathogens Computational Fluid Dynamics CFD technology can help provide insight into critical environmental factors of healthcare facilities, including airflow, thermal comfort, and temperature influences. 200,000 47% patients contract aspergillosis every year and hospital construction is a leading cause of all acute care hospitals have construction plans in the next 3 years Building designers, engineers, contractors and facilities managers can play an important role in controlling healthcare associated infections by improving airflow within healthcare buildings... before construction begins. Autodesk Autodesk is a registered trademark of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders. Autodesk reserves the right to alter product and services offerings, and specifications and pricing at any time without notice, and is not responsible for typographical or graphical errors that may appear in this document. © 2012 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved Klevens, Monina R., et al. 2002. "Estimating Health Care-Associated Infections and Deaths in US. Hospitals, 2002." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Scott, R. Douglass, II. 2009. "The Direct Medical Costs of Healthcare-Associated Infections in U.S. Hospitals and the Benefits of Prevention." Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. CostPaper.pdf Memarzadeh, Farhad. 2011. "The Environment of Care and Health Care-Associated Infections: An Engineering Perspective." American Society for Healthcare Engineering.

Improving Healthcare Buildings with BIM

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Using Autodesk BIM solutions, AEC firms and building owners can create healthcare facilities that address today’s business challenges, help reduce the risk of healthcare associated infections, and s...




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