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CONTENTS IHEEM REGULARS 5 COMMENT


5 COVER STORY: EASTWOOD PARK’S NEW TRAINING CENTRE ‘REACHES NEXT MAJOR MILESTONE’


JOURNAL OF THE INSTITUTE OF HEALTHCARE ENGINEERING AND ESTATE MANAGEMENT


FEATURES 16 ENGINEERING INTERVENTIONS’ CONTRIBUTION


IHEEM was among the professional engineering bodies to contribute to a ‘Rapid Review of engineering factors that will influence the spread of COVID-19 in hospital environments’ earlier this year, the results of which the Royal Academy of Engineering unveiled in June.


23 THE RISKS OF PATHOGEN ASPIRATION


Elaine Waggott, director of Operations for recently established water hygiene/safety product manufacturers, Angel Guard and Water Kinetics, and a former head of the Business Development team within Scotland for Ideal Standard/Armitage Shanks, discusses some of the key risks posed by aerosol transmission of harmful pathogens.


29 STAYING AGILE IN THE FACE OF NEW CHALLENGES


In this ‘question and answer’-style article, Adrian Powell, head of Property Development at NHS Property Services, discusses future NHSPS and wider NHS estates optimisation strategy ‘post-COVID-19’ with HEJ editor, Jonathan Baillie.


34 A ‘NIGHTINGALE’ HOSPITAL WITH A DIFFERENCE


The NHS Nightingale Hospital in Exeter was the last of the eight Nightingale UK hospitals to be built. Writing exclusively for HEJ, Project manager, Andy Witnall, from contractor, BAM, explains why it is different to the others.


38 ADOPTING A MILITARY MODEL SECRET T0 SUCCESS


An Army-trained engineer who is CEO of biomedical equipment engineering services specialist, Avensys, believes many ‘in-house’ NHS EBME departments are under-resourced and undervalued. Consequently many may be over-reliant on OEMs for equipment maintenance.


45 DESIGNING ONE OF EUROPE’S TALLEST LABS DESCRIBED The newest addition to Imperial College London’s White City campus, The Sir Michael Uren Biomedical Engineering Hub, is one of Europe’s tallest laboratory buildings. Buro Happold, the project’s MEP, façade, and fire design consultant, describes the design challenges.


49 ENGINEERED ‘THROUGH THE EYES OF A PATIENT’


The associate director of Building Engineering at AECOM describes the critical first 48 hours of work converting a conference venue into Glasgow’s COVID-19 hospital, NHS Louisa Jordan, and how he believes the experience gained can bring about positive change in future projects.


54 ENSURING THE BEST UPS SYSTEM PERFORMANCE


Alex Emms, Operations director at Kohler Uninterruptible Power, highlights some of the key priorities for healthcare engineering teams to consider to ensure that hospitals and other healthcare facilities have a safe, efficient, and compliant UPS system.


57 DESIGNING MORE RESILIENT HOSPITALS FOR THE FUTURE With the coronavirus pandemic seeing the rapid construction of an emergency hospital in Wuhan, Burkhard Musselmann, Managing Principal and healthcare architect at Stantec, and Maria Ionescu, senior healthcare architect at its Los Angeles office, discuss ‘what we’ve learned’.


63 BUILDING FOR A MORE ‘NATURAL’ EXPERIENCE


The Landscape director at international architects BDP’s Bristol studio considers some of the most effective ways to build access to nature into hospital design to aid recovery and wellbeing, and explains how this was accomplished at two high-profile new hospitals.


69 INSULATION MONITORING KEY TO SAFETY


PPO-Elektroniikka, a Finnish professional electronics specialist, takes an in-depth look at the importance of insulation monitoring in protecting both medical staff and patients in operating theatres and other Group II facilities.


74 'DYNAMIC SIMULATION' SOFTWARE IN ACTION


A software system which helps heating and cooling system designers make more accurate engineering calculations using ‘dynamic simulation’ to show how their installation will perform under ‘real-world’ conditions has been deployed at a large Essex hospital.


80 MANAGING A HOSPITAL FIRE DETECTION SYSTEM


Over the past year Apollo Fire Detectors has undertaken a thorough market research investigation into fire safety within the healthcare industry in the UK. A key aspect was visiting different sites, equipped with a range of fire detection systems, to understand the challenges.


86 HI-TECH PBT SYSTEM INSTALLED IN HARLEY STREET


Since 2013, Advanced Oncotherapy has pioneered the LIGHT system – described as ‘a breakthrough in proton beam therapy transforming radiotherapy’. Here, an ambitious project to install the first such system inside listed buildings in London’s Harley Street is described.


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