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Health Care Facility Enclosure Evaluations

Reviewing data and performing evaluations and testing are key to maintaining existing envelopes to limit future hospital disruptions

Owners and managers of hospitals and other health care facilities have a responsibility to maintain their buildings in a safe and operational condition.

A major component of any facility is the building enclosure, which is the physical separator between the exterior and interior environments (e.g., roofs, walls, windows, doors and waterproofing). Maintaining the building enclosure requires a systematic evaluation to assess the condition of each building component and to determine the required repairs and replacements to maintain each system, both now and in the future. Proper maintenance and prompt repairs can reduce the potential for future leaks or deficiencies and can extend the service life of the building.

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