Multi-Trade Prefabrication: Improving Efficiency, Economy and Adaptability in Complex Healthcare Facilities

Multi-Trade Prefabrication: Improving Efficiency, Economy and Adaptability in Complex Healthcare Facilities
March 2014 SABMag ConEd Article
GBCI: 0090011266

Overview
Multi-trade prefabrication in healthcare facilities can help improve efficiency, provide good economic value, while providing the adaptability needed for changing healthcare practices. Readers will learn about prefabrication, when it make sense, and how it’s it done through the lens of two hospital case studies. This article is for architects, engineers, designers and governments of all levels who are involved in or interested in new healthcare facility design and construction.

Learning Outcomes
On completion of this learning unit, the reader will be able to:

  1. Describe what multi-trade prefabrication is.
  2. Describe the benefits of multi-trade prefabrication.
  3. Understand what kinds of spaces make sense for prefabrication.
  4. Provide examples of prefabrication applied to healthcare buildings.

Assessment
All articles offered by SABMag are GBCI approved. To qualify for continuing education learning hours, practitioners must first read the technical article below, and then proceed to complete the short quiz at the end. You must receive 80% on the quiz to record the activity as part of your continuing education. An email will be sent to you and will act as your certificate of completion once you have successfully completed the requirements.

In order to obtain your CEU Certificate of Completion for this course (1h CE):

STEP 1 : Read the article Multi-Trade Prefabrication: Improving Efficiency, Economy and Adaptability in Complex Healthcare Facilities (PDF format)

STEP 2 : Take the quiz and get a minimum of 8 out of 10 correct answers to receive your Certificate of Completion.

Quiz by: SABMagazine

1. There is increased pressure in the US on healthcare spending which is leading to a need for ____________ and ______________.
2. According to the article, component-based construction addresses cost and speed-to-market concerns, but sacrifices quality.
3. Prefabrication strategies are being developed that maximize a hospital’s ability to ___________.
4. Patient Rooms are an example of spaces that are what?
5. According to the article, prefabrication is widely understood as a way to do what?
6. Which hospital was the first in the U.S. to extensively use multi-trade prefabrication?
7. Which of the following is not identified as a benefit of prefabrication?
8. Caregiver workstations are typically fabricated using millwork. A more component-based adaptability approach would be what?
9. What makes the most sense for multi-trade prefabrication?
10. Prefabrication does not always cost more.
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