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IFHE DIGEST 2015


3 Foreword 6 IFHE information 9 Directory of contacts 10 IFHE leadership


13 Front cover story: Specialist fenestration solution for mental health centre


ARTICLES


15 Nurse call systems: standards, design and technology A look at the issues impacting hospital design and management


and how technology can be utilised. It explains the growing use of IP for nurse call systems and their application in a range of different scenarios. Phil Wade


20 Infection risk reduction in multi-bedded ward This study discusses a series of reduction methods of droplet


nuclei concentration to reduce the airborne infection risk of four-bed hospital rooms. Shoichi Morimoto, Huaipeng Tang, Shin-ichi Tanabe, Hitomi Tsutsumi


24 Meeting the energy-efficient buildings challenge This article presents the methodology defined within


STREAMER – an EU FP7 industry-driven collaborative research project on Energy-efficient Buildings with cases of mixed-use healthcare districts – to approach the organisational, distribution and functional aspects of healthcare buildings in relation to their energy-related features. N J Nauta, R Di Giulio, C Quentin, B Turillazzi , R Sebastian


29 Optimising design for people flow This article discusses a methodology to simulate, analyse and


optimise hospital designs using agent-based simulation techniques. Such techniques are increasingly being used in the design of airports, transport hubs, sport stadia, and schools but rarely for the healthcare sector. Rebecca Hayward, David Brocklehurst, Shrikant Sharma


35 Remodeling healthcare facilities with limitations An analysis of the design, project management and


construction of the renovation of the emergency department and surgery suite of an old healthcare facility of high complexity located in the center of a metropolitan area. Sonia Cedrés de Bello


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48 Sustainable design strategies for city based centre In this article the author looks at a recent design project that


employs a variety of sustainable design strategies. Guillermo Brunzini


51 Steam humidification and vapourisation humidification


compared This study compares the performance of a steam-type humidification air conditioning system and a vapourisation- type humidification air conditioning system at Mie University Hospital in Japan. Norihiro Nishimura


54 Wireless: signalling greater flexibility This article discusses how nurse call systems can enhance the


flexibility of hospital environments in order to future proof them. In the UK, this is being driven by the need to comply with Health Technical Memorandum (HTM) 08-03 governing bedhead services. John Polhill


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39 Risk-based fire safety approach for retrofit projects In this article the authors discuss issues surrounding fire risk in


existing healthcare buildings and highlight a recent project example of the risk ranking process applied to a portfolio of nursing homes in Australia. Alistair Morrison, Rob Fleury


44 Safe and simple hot water supply system Hot water supply systems are usually based on a centralised


concept. To control the risk of Legionella colonisation, high temperatures and continuous circulation is required, leading to issues concerning safety and control. This article looks at an alternative, based on decentralised, individual hot water generation using electric instantaneous water heaters. Renske Kind, Henk Lodder


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