Adopts Without Amendments:

FGI Residential, 2018

Part 1 General

Part 2 Common Elements for Residential Health, Care, and Support Facilities

Part 3 Residential Health Facilities

Part 4 Residential Care and Support Facilities

Part 5 Non-Residential Support Facilities

Heads up: There are no amended sections in this chapter.
Appendix material, shown in shaded boxes at the bottom of the page, is advisory only.
A1.5-1 Planning is required to assure the equipment chosen for a specific project is accommodated in the design. Equipment/technology planning should be based on the care population and operational need identified during the functional programming process.
The provisions of this chapter shall apply to all residential health, care, and support facility projects.
An equipment list shall be developed and maintained throughout the design development process and included in the contract documents to assist in overall coordination of the acquisition, installation, and relocation of equipment.
The equipment list shall include all equipment necessary to operate the facility.
The equipment list shall include the classifications identified in Section 1.5-2 (Equipment Classification).
The equipment list shall specify whether the items are:
New owner-furnished and owner-installed
New owner-furnished and contractor-installed
New contractor-furnished and contractor-installed
Existing salvaged, reconditioned, relocated, and owner-installed
Existing salvaged, reconditioned, relocated, and contractor-installed
Existing salvaged, relocated, and owner-installed
Existing salvaged, relocated, and contractor-installed
A1.5-1.3.1 Cord placement. Placement of cords from receptacles to portable equipment should be considered during design to support maintenance of circulation paths and resident, staff, and visitor safety.
The drawings and other project documentation shall indicate provisions for the installation of fixed or movable equipment that requires dedicated building services or special structures and illustrate how the major equipment will function in the space.
An equipment utility location drawing shall be produced to locate all services for equipment that requires floor space and mechanical connections.
A1.5-1.3.2 Some equipment may not be included in the construction contract but may require coordination during construction.
Equipment that is not included in the construction contract but requires mechanical or electrical service connections or construction modifications shall be identified on the design development documents to facilitate coordination with the architectural, mechanical, and electrical phases of construction.
All equipment shall be identified in the construction documents as owner-provided or not-in-contract for purposes of coordination.
Adjustments shall be made to the construction documents to accommodate final selections for NIC equipment during shop drawing and submittal review.
When final selections are made, the construction documents shall be revised to show the equipment placed in service.
Equipment to be used in projects shall be classified as building service equipment, fixed equipment, or movable equipment.
A1.5-2 Equipment classification
  1. Building service equipment. Building service equipment includes items such as heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning equipment; electrical power distribution equipment; emergency power generation equipment; energy/utility management systems; conveying systems; security systems and devices; and other equipment with a primary function of building service (e.g., humidification equipment, filtration equipment, chillers, boilers, fire pumps, etc.).
  2. Fixed equipment. Fixed equipment includes items that are permanently affixed to the building or permanently connected to a service distribution system that is designed and installed for the specific use of the equipment. Fixed equipment may require special structural designs, mechanical and electrical provisions, or other considerations.
    • —Fixed medical equipment. This includes items such as communication systems, built-in casework for equipment, imaging equipment, and ceiling-mounted mechanical resident lifting devices.
    • —Fixed nonmedical equipment. This includes items such as walk-in refrigerators, kitchen cooking equipment, serving lines, conveyors, computer servers, and laundry equipment.
  3. Movable equipment. Movable equipment includes items that require floor space or electrical and/or mechanical connections but are portable, such as wheeled carts or beds, office-type furnishings, and diagnostic or monitoring equipment. Movable equipment may require special structural design or access, mechanical and electrical connections, or other considerations.
    • —Movable medical equipment. This includes items such as portable X-ray, electroencephalogram (EEG), and electrocardiogram (EKG) equipment; dialysis machines; treadmill and exercise equipment; examination and treatment tables; dental chairs; and similar equipment.
    • —Movable nonmedical equipment. This includes personal computer stations, printers, copiers, resident room furnishings, food service carts, distribution carts, and other portable equipment.
Location and installation of major technical equipment that affects the overall operation and occupancy of a residential health, care, or support facility shall be documented to facilitate coordination between the care provider, building designer, installer, construction contractors, and other members of the project team.
A1.5-3.1 Major technical equipment
  1. Major technical equipment includes specialized equipment (medical or nonmedical) that is customarily installed by the manufacturer or vendor. Examples of major technical equipment are food service equipment, laundry equipment, servers, communication systems, elevators, computers, and similar items.
  2. Major technical equipment may require special structural designs, mechanical and electrical provisions, clearances, or other considerations.
Surge protection shall be provided to protect computerized equipment from power surges and spikes that might damage the equipment or software programs.
Uninterruptible power supply (battery backup or generator) shall be provided where loss of data input may compromise resident care.
Space for accessing and servicing fixed and building service equipment shall be provided.
Locations for the following shall be considered during facility planning and design:
Placement of equipment requiring floor space and mechanical connections
Power required for electrical connections where portable equipment is expected to be used
See Section 1.5-1.3 (Documentation Requirements) for drawing requirements.
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