Sunday, May 28, 2017

Hospital Inpatient Renovation Project Management

Empire Projects, Inc. has been hired to provide project management of a renovation for a large hospital in New York.

The project involves a phased renovation of the existing inpatient units, to improve patient comfort and patient safety, as well as staff safety. The project includes architectural upgrades as well as new mechanical/electrical infrastructure.

Founded in 2003, Empire Projects, Inc. specializes in project management of the design and construction industry in a wide range of project types.

For healthcare project management services, please see: http://empireprojects.com/healthcare-project-management/

For hospital project management services, please see: http://empireprojects.com/healthcare-project-management-hospitals/

For more information about project management by Empire Projects, Inc. please see:

Empire Projects, Inc.
(Project Management Consultants and Owner's Representatives)
122 East 42nd Street – 17th Floor
New York, NY 10168
T: 212-463-0800
info@empireprojects.com
www.empireprojects.com

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Laboratory Project Management

Empire Projects, Inc. has been hired to provide project management of a renovation for a large clinical laboratory in a hospital in New York.

The project involves a phased renovation of the existing laboratory, including installation of a new lab automation system as well as , including substantial new mechanical/electrical infrastructure.

Founded in 2003, Empire Projects, Inc. specializes in project management of the design and construction industry in a wide range of project types.

For laboratory project management services, please see: http://empireprojects.com/laboratory-project-management/

For healthcare project management services, please see: http://empireprojects.com/healthcare-project-management/

For hospital project management services, please see: http://empireprojects.com/healthcare-project-management-hospitals/

For more information about project management by Empire Projects, Inc. please see:

Empire Projects, Inc.
(Project Management Consultants and Owner's Representatives)
122 East 42nd Street – 17th Floor
New York, NY 10168
T: 212-463-0800
info@empireprojects.com
www.empireprojects.com

Additional ways to follow Empire Projects, Inc. include:

Empire Projects, Inc. on Twitter: https://twitter.com/empireprojects
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Empire Projects, Inc. on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/empireprojectsusa/

Pharmacy Project Management

Empire Projects, Inc. has been hired to provide project management of a new in-patient pharmacy for a hospital in New York.

The project involves a phased renovation of the existing pharmacy, including creation of a compounding suite that is compliant with USP 797 and USP 800, including substantial new mechanical/electrical infrastructure.

Founded in 2003, Empire Projects, Inc. specializes in project management of the design and construction industry in a wide range of project types.

For pharmacy project management services, please see: http://empireprojects.com/Healthcare-Project-Management-Pharmacy/

For healthcare project management services, please see: http://empireprojects.com/healthcare-project-management/

For hospital project management services, please see: http://empireprojects.com/healthcare-project-management-hospitals/

For more information about project management by Empire Projects, Inc. please see:

Empire Projects, Inc.
(Project Management Consultants and Owner's Representatives)
122 East 42nd Street – 17th Floor
New York, NY 10168
T: 212-463-0800
info@empireprojects.com
www.empireprojects.com

Additional ways to follow Empire Projects, Inc. include:

Empire Projects, Inc. on Twitter: https://twitter.com/empireprojects
Empire Projects, Inc.on Blogger: http://empireprojects.blogspot.com/
Empire Projects, Inc. on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/empire-projects-inc.
Empire Projects, Inc. on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/empireprojectsusa/

Friday, November 4, 2016

Healthcare Construction Project Manager Writes New Article for Health Facilities Management

A new article on creating a USP 800 compliant pharmacy, by William N. Bernstein, AIA, has just been published in Health Facilities Management.

Entitled “USP 800 Brings New Regulations to Hospital Pharmacies”, the article is a comprehensive guide to designing clean room environments for sterile compounding and non-sterile compounding in accordance with the new USP 800 guidelines.

The full pharmacy design article can be found at http://www.hfmmagazine.com/articles/2526-handling-hazardous-drugs-in-health-care.

Below are some of the topics covered in this USP 800 article:
History of USP 800
Deadline for compliance with USP 800
Relationship of USP 797 and USP 800
Changes in guidelines on sterile compounding of hazardous drugs relative to previous guidelines in USP 797
What does USP 800 mean when it refers to “hazardous drugs”
Latest list of USP 800 hazardous drugs
Frequency of review of list of USP 800 hazardous drugs
Introducing new hazardous drugs in a USP 800 compliant facility
Exceptions to list of USP 800 hazardous drugs
Discussion of investigational drugs in USP 800 guideline
Under what circumstances do hazardous drugs fall outside of USP 800 guidelines
Discussion of “assessment of risk” in USP 800 guidelines
Areas governed by USP 800
How does USP 800 address storage of hazardous drugs
How does USP 800 address compounding of hazardous drugs
When is a negative pressure room required under USP 800
How many air changes does USP 800 require
What additional space does USP 800 require
How does USP 800 address refrigeration of hazardous drugs
Locations of refrigerated storage of hazardous drugs in USP 800
Location of exhaust relative to refrigerator in USP 800
Discussion of details of storage room shelving in USP 800
Seismic considerations discussed in USP 800
Discussion of which drugs go into the USP 800 storage room
Storage of sterile and non-sterile hazardous drugs in USP 800
Under what circumstances can sterile and non-sterile drugs be stored in the same room in USP 800
Discussion of compounding vs. fixed formulations in USP 800
Types of controls related to the compounding process in USP 800
C-PEC in USP 800
C-SEC in USP 800
Closed-system, drug transfer device in USP 800
When is an ISO-5 environment required in USP 800
When is an ISO-7 environment required in USP 800
When is a negative-pressure room required in USP 800
USP 800 discussion of loss of power
USP 800 discussion of emergency power
Discussion of worker safety in USP 800
Types of Biosafety Cabinets discussed in USP 800
USP 800 eliminates available options that existed in USP 797
USP 800 discussion of signage
Location of spaces discussed in USP 800
Receipt and unpacking of hazardous drugs as discussed in USP 800
Water column measurements in USP 800
What has to be externally vented in a USP 800 compliant pharmacy
Air exchange rate requirements in USP 800
USP 800 discussion of maintaining power to ventilation systems in a power outage
Different USP 800 requirements for sterile compounding vs. non-sterile compounding
Definition of non-sterile compounding in USP 800
Definition of sterile compounding in USP 800
Under what circumstances does USP 800 permit both sterile and nonsterile compounding in the same room
Under what circumstances does USP 800 permit sterile compounding in a non-ISO space
USP 800 discussion of segregated compounding area (C-SCA).
USP 800 requirements for non-sterile compounding
Carry-over of certain requirements from USP 797 in terms of cleanroom design in USP 800
Discussion of USP 795, Pharmaceutical Compounding — Nonsterile Preparations, in USP 800
Under what circumstances does USP 800 permit sterile and nonsterile compounding in the same room
Relationship of storage and compounding spaces in USP 800

Author of this USP 800 article is William N. Bernstein, LEED AP, AIA, the president of Empire Projects, Inc. He can be reached at info@empireprojects.com.

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Monday, July 4, 2016

Condo Project Management

A new, luxury condominium, managed by Empire Projects, Inc, has topped out.

The condominium building is located in the Highline area of Manhattan. It is app. 100,000 sf and features 31 luxury condominiums designed by a well-known, award-winning architect.

The building promises to be an important addition to the New York City skyline.

Topped out, in the case of a concrete superstructure such as this project, means that the last of the concrete superstructure has been completed. This is an important milestone in a new building, in that it allows for the exterior envelope (such as curtain wall or wall and window wall) to be installed.

For condo project management, see: http://empireprojects.com/condo-project-management/

For condo project management, see: http://empireprojects.com/condo-project-management/

For apartment project management, see: http://empireprojects.com/apartment-project-management/

For residential project management, see: http://empireprojects.com/residential-project-management/

Project management of a condominium or coop apartment building in Manhattan requires an understanding of what makes a successful residential design, and how that design can be implemented appropriately through the construction process.

The residential project manager must work to guide and manage the project to meet the client’s budget, schedule and quality expectations. Another factor for the project manager of an apartment renovation, is the interface with the coop or condo building’s ownership and management. This is where the experience of the project manager is particularly relevant, as the construction project manager must not only review and understand the building’s design and construction guidelines, but must make sure that the project design and construction conforms to those guidelines. In addition, the apartment's location in Manhattan requires expertise in the logistics of building in Manhattan, as well as the approval process of the New York City Building Department, and the New York City Fire Department.

Empire Projects, Inc. has extensive experience managing residential building construction in New York and is ideally suited to project manage a coop or condo apartment building project.

For more information about how to project manage the design and construction of a successful coop or condominium building in an urban setting such as Manhattan, please contact Empire Projects, Inc.:

Empire Projects, Inc.
(Project Management Consultants and Owner's Representatives)
1201 Broadway - #803, New York, NY 10001
T: 212-463-0800
info@empireprojects.com
www.empireprojects.com

Additional ways to follow Empire Projects, Inc. include:

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Hospital Project Management in Brooklyn

Empire Projects, Inc. has been hired to provide project management of a new interior renovation project for a large hospital in Brooklyn.

The project work included a gut rehab of interior hospital space, including substantial new mechanical/electrical infrastructure.

Founded in 2003, Empire Projects, Inc. specializes in project management of the design and construction industry in a wide range of project types.

For healthcare project management services, please see: http://empireprojects.com/healthcare-project-management/

For hospital project management services, please see: http://empireprojects.com/healthcare-project-management-hospitals/

For more information about project management by Empire Projects, Inc. please see:

Empire Projects, Inc.
(Project Management Consultants and Owner's Representatives)
1201 Broadway - #803, New York, NY 10001
T: 212-463-0800
info@empireprojects.com
www.empireprojects.com

Additional ways to follow Empire Projects, Inc. include:

Empire Projects, Inc. on Twitter: https://twitter.com/empireprojects
Empire Projects, Inc.on Blogger: http://empireprojects.blogspot.com/
Empire Projects, Inc. on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/empire-projects-inc.
Empire Projects, Inc. on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/empireprojectsusa/

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Office Based Surgery Project Management

On an office based surgery project management job by Empire Projects, Inc., the project has been submitted for various NYC government approvals including: the NYC Department of Buildings, NYC Fire Department, and the Bureau of Electrical Control. .

The medical office renovation was a gut rehab of existing office space in Manhattan, to create an office based surgery facility (OBS), including pain management and certified by JCAHO.

For more on project management of office based surgery projects, see http://empireprojects.com/Healthcare-Project-Management-Office-Based-Surgery/

For more on project management of pain management projects, see http://empireprojects.com/Healthcare-Project-Management-Pain-Management/

For more on project management of healthcare projects, see http://empireprojects.com/Healthcare-Project-Management/

Founded in 2003, Empire Projects, Inc. specializes in project management of the design and construction industry in a wide range of project types.

For more information about project management by Empire Projects, Inc. please see:

Empire Projects, Inc.
(Project Management Consultants and Owner's Representatives)
1201 Broadway - #803, New York, NY 10001
T: 212-463-0800
info@empireprojects.com
www.empireprojects.com

Additional ways to follow Empire Projects, Inc. include:

Empire Projects, Inc. on Twitter: https://twitter.com/empireprojects
Empire Projects, Inc.on Blogger: http://empireprojects.blogspot.com/
Empire Projects, Inc. on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/empire-projects-inc.
Empire Projects, Inc. on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/empireprojectsusa/