BSA Lifestructures

Join Us at the Midwest Healthcare Engineering Conference & Trade Show

October 19, 2017

Join BSA LifeStructures experts at the 2017 Midwest Healthcare Engineering Conference and Trade Show (MWHCEC) in Indianapolis, IN.  Our experts will be presenting several different sessions throughout the conference.

Light and Health. The Impact on the Space and Inhabitants

November, 29

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The eye isn’t designed to look at light—it’s designed to use it. We will explore lighting’s crucial role in healthcare with visual and non-visual impacts and how lighting solutions offer greater potential to immediately improve patient experiences, staff productivity and overall safety and security.

Presenter: Kaitlin Page, LC, FE, BSA LifeStructures 

Analyzing ICU Patient Room Environmental Quality Through Unoccupied, Normal, and Emergency Procedure Modes

November, 30

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Intensive care unit functions change over time. This session will discuss ICU space design that works today for an uncertain future. Gain valuable tips for future-proofing ICU ventilation design features that will allow for minimal alterations in the future. Learn about multi-use type spaces that can support a number of configurations and have the ventilation infrastructure necessary to support continuously adaptive clinical uses.

Presenters: Damon G. Greeley, PE, CEM, HFDP, CBCP, EDAC, CHFM, Indiana University Health Academic Health Center; Tim Spence, AIA, ACHA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, BSA LifeStructures

Applying Water Side Energy Recovery in a Campus Central Plant

November, 30

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Water side heat recovery, in a building operated 24/7, 365 days/year, can be a viable option to address the goals of reduced energy costs. While this design can be straightforward in a standalone building, it proves more difficult in a campus setting. We will discuss the potential issues, application of water side heat recovery, and innovative ways to address the design challenges the University of Notre Dame’s McCourtney Hall threw at the team.

Presenters: Kevin McNutt, PE, BSA Lifestructures


Code Requirements for Building Commissioning

December, 1

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

The recent adoption by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) of NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code, 2012, brings with it commissioning requirements for projects that are subject to a CMS survey. In this presentation, we will discuss the scope of the requirements and their applicability to new construction and renovation healthcare projects. The presentation will also include an overview of the commissioning process and a discussion of the benefits of the process to the owner.

Presenter: J. Scott Weaver, P.E. (IN), LEED AP BD+C, QCxP, BSA LifeStructures 

State-of-the-Art, Holistic Approach to Behavioral Health Treatment Facilities

December, 1

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

The Neuro-Diagnostic Institute and Advanced Treatment Center is Indiana’s first new state mental hospital since 1952. The facility, scheduled to begin serving patients in 2018, will be a key component allowing Indiana to be equipped to diagnosis and care for those who suffer from neurological and mental health disorders. BSA LifeStructures’ design utilizes the existing Community East infrastructure to form a new facility and a connector between the two buildings with a variety of new systems and state-of-the-art equipment.

Presenters: Keith Huehls, BSA LifeStructures; Dr. Jerry Sheward, MD, Indiana Family Social Services Administration (FSSA); Bryan Sander, LEED AP BD+C, BSA LifeStructures