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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