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Here’s what it takes to retrofit Colorado hospitals for coronavirus patients

Chris Douglas, Director of Engineering, DenverApril 10, 2020

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has announced an ambitious plan to build hospital bed capacity to 5,000 critical beds by April 18.

But building out a hospital room to treat coronavirus patients requires some specific retrofitting, Chris Douglas, director of engineering at the Denver office of
BSA LifeStructures, told Denver Business Journal.

The company is a full-service design firm, for which the healthcare market is its largest sector. The national company has a 17-person Denver office, including medical nurses on staff who help its architects and engineers understand what is going on in a hospital on a day-to-day basis.

When it comes to coronavirus, the most important design change is the air circulation, Douglas said.

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