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The case for low temperature sterilisation

The case for low temperature sterilisation

Low temperature sterilisation could meet the conflicting demands of tougher infection control guidelines and ever more delicate medical devices.
Minor refurbishments to boost A&E capacity

Minor refurbishments to boost A&E capacity

With continuing pressures on A&E Departments, a US expert examines how design teams might re-think configurations to add capacity.
Maximising your asset, minimising the cost

Maximising your asset, minimising the cost

Standby generator users can amortise their outlay on these substantial pieces of equipment and, in the process, cut their overall electricity costs.
Making the meaning of guidance clearer

Making the meaning of guidance clearer

Two expert writers highlight some of the problems with existing wording and phraseology in guidance and standards documents.
Trust plays its part in Carter agenda

Trust plays its part in Carter agenda

A bedstacker designed to stop empty beds being left in hospital corridors is the latest innovation from a Salisbury Trust.
How to ‘kick-start’ your BIM journey

How to ‘kick-start’ your BIM journey

An architect explains some of the key stages of actually implementing and using BIM.

Prevailing approaches are broken

Planning and managing electrical compliance in line with BS7671 can be challenging, but there are systems available to help.
A growing role for ‘smart’ sensors

A growing role for ‘smart’ sensors

Two academics discuss the growing potential for smart sensor technology to monitor and detect airborne infection in hospitals
Carbon reduction and greater resilience in the pipeline

Carbon reduction and greater resilience in the pipeline

Claire Hennessy, head of Operational Estates and Facilities Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (HEJ – May 2016), describes a major infrastructure project currently ongoing at Oxford’s John Radcliffe and Churchill Hospitals.
The role of an effective AP explained

The role of an effective AP explained

Maintaining ‘sufficient and safe’ electrical supplies, and the role of the Authorised Person.
Energy efficiency could cut NHS costs by £400m

Energy efficiency could cut NHS costs by £400m

A focus on the Building Engineering Services Association’s SFG20 maintenance standard.
Career takes off after aviation adventure

Career takes off after aviation adventure

As part of a continuing series on successful women engineers, HEJ editor, Jonathan Baillie, reports on his recent discussion with Benita Mehra, CEng MIET MSC MBA FWES FIHEEM.
Traditional skills, modern technologies

Traditional skills, modern technologies

One of the UK’s leading human waste disposal equipment manufacturers explains what makes its systems ‘unique’, and how its engineering expertise is backed by first-class service.
The RCT equivalence route to registration

The RCT equivalence route to registration

The background to the establishment of the Register of Clinical Technologists, and a focus on an ‘equivalence route to registration’ for experienced clinical technologists.
A ‘live-in’ security solution examined

A ‘live-in’ security solution examined

A property protection specialist explains how healthcare estates managers can keep disused buildings safe and secure in a novel way using ‘live-in’ security.
Experience shows a strong case for CHP

Experience shows a strong case for CHP

With the NHS under considerable pressure to cut its carbon footprint, reduce emissions, and lower its energy costs, a specialist in the field explains the contribution CHP systems can make.
Maximise the benefits from biomass

Maximise the benefits from biomass

How to get the most out of biomass technology, and maximise returns in the long term.
‘Hidden risks’ in legacy buildings

‘Hidden risks’ in legacy buildings

Some of the key priorities for estates teams managing older healthcare estates to ensure that buildings and plant are maintained in a safe, serviceable, and fit-for-purpose condition.
A ‘future-proof’ urgent care facility

A ‘future-proof’ urgent care facility

A report on a £35m project to create what the Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust says will be ‘a new, world-class urgent care and trauma centre’.
Special requirements in UCV theatres

Special requirements in UCV theatres

The special requirements and criteria for designing lighting systems suitable for use in ultraclean operating theatres explained.

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