There is no room for error when it comes to commercial builds, and this is especially true for medical builds.
Both during and after construction, the site must be safe, functional, and fully compliant with Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), or there’s risk that the medical facility will be rendered unusable.
Because there are such high stakes, it’s imperative to hire an experienced GC for your build. As we’ve said many times before, “We must build medical facilities as if your life depends on it, because some day it might!”
What to know about AHCA compliance
AHCA is the regulatory body responsible for ensuring that Florida’s health facilities meet licensure and regulatory standards.
A complete set of guidelines, which can be found at ahca.myflorida.com, dictate the required measures necessary to begin – and then proceed – with construction.
Why you need AHCA approval for a medical build
AHCA approval can make or break a project. Simply stated – without it, a medical facility will not be able to operate as intended.
Given the stringent construction requirements for medical builds, you need a construction team that commits to laser-like focus and attention to the details. You also need a team who has experience successfully navigating past medical builds and the AHCA approval process.
How an experienced team streamlines your medical build & reduces risk
For those who have worked through commercial construction builds before, you understand that securing permits and approvals can be a challenge all their own. With health facilities, however, everything related to securing approvals and permits is taken up a notch. Such elevated stakes put even more pressure on a project’s viability, timeline, and budget.
When you partner with an experienced GC, you can be assured that any potential obstacles will be identified – and solved – early during pre-construction, and that the correct documents will be submitted timely in order to ensure that the build progresses on schedule and on budget.
While there are several specific steps you have to take in order to secure AHCA approval, perhaps one of the most undervalued aspects of the process is ensuring that you have complete trust in your construction team. Without trust and open, transparent communication, your project will likely fail.
At Seacoast Construction, we commit to delivering exceptional construction and service you can trust. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to discuss your next project.
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