KNOWLEDGE // WEBINARS

Are Your Healthcare Facility Walls and Roofs Helping or Hurting Your Primary Mission?

Kevin A. Kalata, Principal
Bruce S. Kaskel, Principal
1:00:48
 

Your primary healthcare mission happens inside your facility: the caring, healing, and recovery of your patients. The last thing you need at any time, and certainly not during a period of stretched resources and economic challenges, is a poorly performing building enclosure. Yet, too often, enclosure problems such as water leaks, air infiltration, and premature deterioration of walls and roofs arise as a source of aggravation and cost. Ultimately, if left unresolved, these circumstances will impact your organization's ability to provide the highest-level patient care.

In this one-hour webinar, WJE enclosure experts Kevin Kalata and Bruce Kaskel discuss tips for identifying problematic conditions as well as strategies for repairing or making these problems more manageable. The webinar includes a discussion on detailing considerations as well as case studies that highlight creative repair approaches. The webinar also offers best practices you can proactively implement during construction to avoid future enclosure problems.

By the end of the presentation, you will be able to:

  • Describe how the science of heat/air and moisture movement impacts enclosure performance,
  • Identify tell-tale signs of problematic conditions with the building enclosure,
  • Evaluate strategies for addressing critical enclosure interface detailing, and
  • Discuss best practices that can be implemented during the construction process to limit future enclosure problems.