Ceiling Systems for High Performing Healthcare Facilities

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Live webinar airing on November 19, 2020 at 2:00 PM EST
Sponsored by ROCKFON
Presented by Diana Hart

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the importance of high NRC ceilings in a healthcare environment.
  2. Identify how high-performing ceilings can impact infection control.
  3. Define how ceiling specification increases natural daylighting.
  4. Discuss how high-performing ceilings can affect operations and maintenance in a healthcare setting.
  5. Define the connection between high-performing ceilings and a project’s sustainability goals.

Credits:

HSW
1 AIA LU/HSW
AIBD
1 AIBD P-CE
EDAC
1 EDAC CEU
IACET
0.1 IACET CEU*
AAA
AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
AANB
AANB 1 Hour of Core Learning
AAPEI
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
NLAA
NLAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
NSAA
NSAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
NWTAA
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
 
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
This course is approved as a Structured Course
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course is approved as a Core Course
Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course is approved as a core course
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia

Few specifications could be as important as those for hospitals and healthcare facilities. The ceiling system plays an important part in the overall healthiness of the building, as well as the patients and staff. Attention should be given to ceiling systems with excellent acoustic performance to cut down on noise that makes staff irritable and inhibits patient healing. The ceiling system can save energy on lighting and cooling. It can help prevent mold and infections with its cleanability. It can be made of recycled and recyclable materials. And a full palette of colors can help create a warm and inviting setting appealing to patients, staff, and visitors alike.

Photo courtesy of Rockfon

Diana Hart is the manager of business development and architectural development for Rockfon in North America. She brings over 25 years of experience in acoustical ceilings and is passionate about the impact ceilings can have in education, healthcare and office spaces. She is a strong advocate for occupant well-being, from good acoustics that can dramatically improve healing, productivity and learning, to using safe products with no chemicals and fire safety. Diana travels across the country meeting with architects, designers, facilities and end users discussing the benefits of Rockfon and stone wool ceilings.

 

ROCKFON Rockfon provides customers with a complete ceiling system offering, combining stone wool ceiling panels with suspension grid systems, metal ceiling solutions, and now wood ceilings. Our products help create beautiful, comfortable spaces. Easy to install and durable, they protect people from noise and the spread of fire while making a constructive contribution toward a sustainable future.

 

Originally published in December 2020

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