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  • Jim Venker
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    Well done team. Critical thinking like this will help our nation get through this medical emergency.

    What about potential construction requirements and alignments with flooring manufacturers, wall protection and door manufacturers. Through wall HVAC units for individual room controls. Conversions of bathrooms into anterooms.

  • GEORGE SMITH
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    What about working with the Board of Regents in states (that have them), to prep dorm rooms – either as a retro-fit, or new construction – for rapid conversion?

    If, as is the case now, colleges and universities close down and send students home, the states re-purpose these rooms relatively quickly… Many large cities, have at least one large college or university near or adjacent to major health centers… Atlanta has Georgia Tech blocks from Emory Midtown and Piedmont Atlanta, Georgia State is across the street from Grady and the interstate from Atlanta Medical Center… Athens has UGa, of course, with Piedmont and St. Anne’s just off campus… and for rural sites, like UNGa Dahlonega, regional hospitals/medical centers that are miles away would be supplemented by these “satellite” patient care locations.

    Planning new dorms to accommodate patient beds, O2 piping connections at the service side, like the FDC connections for fire service allowing for oxygen, while compressors in mechanical spaces can be fired up to provide vacuum and compressed air as needed… wider corridors make move-in/move-out between semesters easier, as well as comply with NFP healthcare requirements…

    And while not necessarily designed to ICU/Isolation levels, these beds, much like the hospital ships or convention center conversions, would open critical bed space in the hospitals by taking the non-critical/observation level patients, as well as removing them from the potential for exposure…

    Ada… gimme a holler… : )

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