Twice a month, Fitzemeyer & Tocci hosts live webinars where we discuss some of the most recent trends and changes to facility design and construction. Check out all our previous webinars below.
Infection Control in Outpatient Settings: Dentist Offices
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided interim infection prevention and control guidance for Dental Settings. As a result, Fitzemeyer & Tocci has received many inquiries from different Dental Practices asking for our assistance to upgrade their HVAC system and physical spaces to comply with the CDC recommendations as businesses begin to re-open. This webinar will review the latest CDC recommendations specific to Dental Settings and offer guidance to adhere to the recommendations for protection of the patients and staff. Hosted by Scott Guertin, PE, Healthcare Market Leader at Fitzemeyer & Tocci Associates, Inc. Don't forget to hit subscribe and follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/fitzemeyer-&-tocci Visit us at www.f-t.com
The Next Energy & Stretch Code: 780 CMR 10th Ed
In 2021 Massachusetts is expected to adopt the 10th edition of the statewide building code, along with a new version of the “Stretch” Energy Code. In advance of this adoption AIA Massachusetts has proposed a version of the new Zero Emissions Appendix as the basis for the new Stretch code. The Stretch code is mandatory in all cities and towns designated as “Green Communities” by the MA Dept. of Energy Resources, but can also be adopted by other jurisdictions. The Zero Energy Code is intended to provide a standardized and enforceable mechanism to achieve the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement on arbon emissions reductions. Hosted by: Vernon Woodworth, FAIA, Life Safety Leader at Fitzemeyer & Tocci Check out more webinars: www.f-t.com/webinars Don't forget to hit subscribe and follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/fitzemeyer-&-tocci
Webinar: Practical Pharmacy Upgrades and USP Update
USP recently proposed revisions to Chapters 795, 797 and 825 which will require pharmacies across the United States to adjust and upgrade their pharmacy compounding spaces and supporting areas. These changes include space programming, architectural finishes, mechanical equipment, airflow, light fixtures, and environmental requirements. These renovations are starting to impact health care facilities across the nation and projects are being completed at record rates, even for construction standards. By incorporating high-efficiency HVAC equipment, LED lighting, sophisticated controls, and minimizing architectural changes, it is possible to meet these demands while still providing a long-term cost benefit to the client. This presentation examines potential design considerations to meet client ROIs when upgrading their pharmacy spaces to meet current guidelines and requirements.
Webinar: Programming for Tomomorrow
Before design it is essential to conduct a thorough inventory of a client’s goals and needs, to determine their current and anticipated capacity, and to document the intended outcome of the design process. This process, commonly referred to as programming, will establish the nature, quantity and relationship of spaces, as well as the quality of the new environments. With the imperatives of sustainability and the findings of neuroscience the parameters and significance of programming are about to grow exponentially. This power point discussion will describe the implications of this development, and will explore the relationship between neuro-sensitive design and sustainability. The ultimate goal is a built environment that is conducive to health and well-being. By integrating the priorities of sustainability and lessons from neuroscience a new methodology for programming can prioritize these outcomes Vernon Woodworth FAIA is Life Safety and Code Consulting Service Leader at Fitzemeyer & Tocci and a member of the Faculty at the Boston Architectural College where he teaches a course entitled “Programming, Human Factors and Codes”.