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Page 51 44 Safe and economic waste management

The author discusses how waste management has been optimised at the Vienna General Hospital – Medical University Campus – Eduard Frosch

47 Medical gas: changing the culture of waste

While being at the forefront of the green building movement, the author discusses why healthcare has been slow to adopt tools such as LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) – Walt Vernon

51 Insulation monitoring in operating rooms

In medical environments, the absolute reliability of electrical systems is of vital importance for both patients and staff – Timo Ohtonen

53 Health technology in complex settings

The authors look at a project financed by the Brazilian Ministry of Health to implement a preventive maintenance programme in complex settings – Roberto Musi

58 Ergonomics and a new methodology for ICUs

The authors discuss the benefits of the architect and the ergonomist working together on architectural design projects – Liane Flemming

Previously he oversaw a ‘revamp’ of the IHEA website and The Australian Hospital Engineer journal.

PHIL NEDIN BEng CEng MIMechE MCIBSE FIHEEM MEI DipMgmt Past president, Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management (IHEEM) UK; Global Healthcare Business Leader, Arup. Phil has now retired.

DOUWE H. KIESTRA President of the IFHE. Past President of the (NVTG), The Dutch Federation of Technical Facility Managers in Healthcare; Observer of the (IFHE), International Federation of Hospital Engineering; Member of several Branch Committees. He has 25 years experience working in the building industry and hospitals.

KEVIN DANE POGGENPOEL Kevin Poggenpoel qualified as Shipbuilder in the South African Navy in 1981. He completed the Higher National Diploma in Mechanical engineering in 1985 before joining Mediclinic as the Technical Manager of Mitchells Plain Medical Centre in 1990. He served the company as a Regional Engineer in three regions with South Africa before being promoted to General Manager of the Technical Operations Department in 2008. He is currently responsible for maintenance 57 facilities within the

Page 71 60 A landscaping Master Plan for improving flow

This article discusses an update to a Master Plan to improve flow featured in the 2016 IFHE Digest – Sergio Luis González González

63 Lighting design for hospital laboratories

A look at the adequacy of lighting of a laboratory which utilises new technologies for greater environmental comfort – Ricardo Gomes Lopes

66 Meeting the goals set for energy efficiency

A review of the technical operations management of the Vienna General Hospital – Kurt Brandl

71 Humanising the hospital premises

An overview of a building design project based on the humanisation of hospitalisation premises – Kátia Sabino Fugazza

74 Achieving sustainable and functional design

An architectural project at the Restinga Extremo Sul Hospital focused on sustainability and functionality – Paulo C. N. Cassiano

77 Creating a unit for the treatment of obesity

A discussion on developing spaces that are suitable for the specific needs of its patients, aesthetically and ergonomically – Lorena Mascarenhas

companies Southern African portfolio. He is a past President of the South African Federation of Hospital Engineering and currently serves on both the Southern and National Councils.

LEO M. GEHRING CHFM, CHC, FASHE Leo Gehring has over 45 years’ teaching, consulting, and operating experience in healthcare facilities and construction. Gehring Health Facility Resources (GHFR), which he founded in 2009, specialises in helping healthcare facilities and construction departments reach their highest service potential and operational productivity. Currently Lead Faculty Member in the ASHE Healthcare Construction Certificate, Healthcare Project Management, and Certified Healthcare Faculty Manager Training Programs, he was elected President of the Health Care Institute in 2013. Previous roles included Senior Staff Consultant for Safety Management Services, and Vice-President, Compliance, at Advanced Technologies Group Inc. In September 2008 Leo Gehring retired as Vice Chancellor, Campus Operations, at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He had previously established Gehring Healthcare Enterprises, which provided management system development; compliance assessment, and environment of care management consulting to healthcare provider

organisations. Before this he was Director of Facilities Management for the University of Chicago Hospitals. Becoming President of the Arkansas Association for Hospital Engineering in 1992, he was elected to serve on the Region Seven Board of Directors for the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) in 2000. He was subsequently elected as the 2007 President of ASHE, becoming a Fellow that year.

FÁBIO BITENCOURT Fábio Bitencourt gained a Doctorate in Sciences of Architecture (2007), Master in environmental comfort (2002). He was President of the Brazilian Association for Development of the Hospital Building (ABDEH) 2011/2014 and Vice-President of Technical and Scientific Development of The ABDEH from 2005 to 2008. Titular Emeritus of the Brazilian Academy of Hospital Administration (ABAH) since 2012. He is also Professor in post-graduate courses in architecture, ergonomics environmental comfort and hospital administration in Brazilian universities. Author of various books, articles and publications on healthcare architecture, human comfort, healthcare design, hospital history, environments and ergonomics. Honorary Partner of the Chilean Association of Architectural and Healthcare Facilities (AARKHOS).



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