Healthcare general contractors are different from most other commercial contractors; they are specially equipped to tackle medical office construction. Certainly, each industry has its own set of project complexities that arise throughout facility construction. As one can imagine, healthcare general contractors must be distinctly qualified to rise to the challenges posed by different medical office construction types. Let’s explore how healthcare general contractors use their specialized knowledge and skills in healthcare-related construction to build optimal facilities.
Built for Specialty and Compliance
Not all medical offices will provide the same services, and therefore, will require different facility specifications. For example, an urgent care clinic will look very different from a medical imaging office. The medical office of a doctor’s will look significantly different from that of a dentist’s. Healthcare general contractors will need to understand each practice’s goals and functions to develop an effective medical office. Further, healthcare buildings must adhere to rigorous regulatory standards.
Understand Doctor and Patient Role in Care Cycle
Understanding both the doctors’ and patients’ role in the care cycle is something healthcare general contractors must do well. From this specified knowledge comes the ability to apply it to medical office construction projects. It’s not enough to consider how the patient’s experience will move through the waiting room to the clinical areas, through the hallways, and back to the office-front. Where will the healthcare staff be throughout the office? They will be handling the reception desk, walking to-and-from exam rooms to private offices, lab rooms, supply closets, and more. More than building with efficiency, healthcare general contractors also need to build for office aesthetics — a vital aspect of the patient experience.
Build with Safety in Mind
Healthcare general contractors also take care to build the medical office with patient safety in mind. This could come down to ample lighting or installing slip-resistant floors. Other aspects to consider are constructing with noise-control design in mind, as well as accounting for routine sanitation of surfaces, like counters and the walls. The facility will be built per local building codes, but extra design details may be necessary to make the building more appropriate for a healthcare setting. For example, the restroom design may be optimized for geriatric or bariatric patient visitors.
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