Health Care Design: FGI Guidelines, ANSI/ASHRAE/ASHE Standard 170 and Beyond

SmithGroup mechanical engineer Fletcher Clarcq teamed with Dan Hahne of Varitech Solutions to author an article titled, "Health Care Design: FGI Guidelines, ANSI/ASHRAE/ASHE Standard 170 and Beyond," which was recently published in Engineered Systems. The article outlines how mechanical engineers designing healthcare facilities can build on codes and standards to proactively enhance the experience for all users in healthcare environments. 

Below is an excerpt from the article:

As mechanical engineers designing health care projects, we must continually remind ourselves and refocus our efforts to designing spaces that enhance the environment for the occupants of health care facilities. We must do our part to design past the bare minimum, provide better recommendations that raise the level of standard design, and devise ways to design a better environment.

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