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Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW; 1 AIBD P-CE; 0.1 IACET CEU
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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.
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.
- Describe the importance of high NRC ceilings in a healthcare environment.
- Identify how high-performing ceilings can impact infection control.
- Define how ceiling specification increases natural daylighting.
- Discuss how high-performing ceilings can affect operations and maintenance in a healthcare setting.
- Define the connection between high-performing ceilings and a project’s sustainability goals.