All commercial construction projects must adhere to strict safety standards, but medical buildouts in Florida are among the most highly regulated. The Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) in Florida keeps a close eye on all things health related, including medical construction projects.
For commercial builds, AHCA requirements primarily focus on the life safety aspects of the buildout and ensuring that the healthcare facilities are safe and functional for patients and residents. That’s our priority too, which is why you should never skimp on these areas when planning a medical buildout.
The “Bones” of Your Medical Facility
Healthy bones, healthy patients. The same is true for healthy buildings. When the appropriate infrastructure is in place for your medical facility, the day-to-day work and functionality of your entire practice will run smoother. Think about features like the following as you design your medical building.
- What’s in the slab – Consider everyday needs that may be hidden behind walls or under floors. For example, is there piping for oxygen tanks and anything else you need now or in the future?
- How will medical waste be disposed?
- What’s the state of the building’s current ventilation system?
- What needs do you have for treatment rooms versus surgical rooms versus post-op recovery rooms?
- In addition to patient rooms, will you need additional office space for staff?
The Location of Your Medical Facility
Like any business, especially those in the service industry, location is imperative. Patients must be able to easily access your facility. When renovating an existing medical office space or building a new medical facility, don’t forget to account for parking and accessibility.
Medical construction in South Florida is nuanced and highly regulated. You want an experienced professional in your corner from day 1. Contact us at Seacoast Construction to experience exceptional construction that is completed on time and on budget…every time.
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