Automatic Doors. Electrically operated or hydraulically
operated automatic doors should be provided for Emergency Trauma entrances
of Medical Treatment Facilities and other selected Medical Treatment
Facility entrances based on facility size and mission. When functionally
appropriate, automatic doors should be considered for interior use on
Doors, Frames and Hardware. Door sizes are as indicated in
Appendix A. Unless otherwise required, all doorframes shall be hollow
metal. Door hardware shall be of the highest quality, provide durability
in a high use occupancy, meet ADAAG/UFAS requirements, and be
aesthetically compatible with the design of the facility. A source of
guidance on appropriate hardware selections and schedules is contained in
Color selections shall comply with applicable design guides
and installation criteria.
Coordinate color selection with the quality and quantity of
light provided in each space. Color schemes proposed to change existing
interiors must not exceed the capability of the existing lighting system
to illuminate the selected colors to required brightness levels.
Select all non-proprietary paint colors from a nationally
recognized paint manufacturer. Coordinate the colors with the basic
architectural finish schedule.
Select colors with regard to their effect on the
given to worktops in laboratory areas and maintenance shops where staining
from various solutions is a problem.
Select colors and patterns with regard to their impact on the
health and welfare of the patient and staff. Color selections should be
made from a limited pallet to coordinate with all finishes and
Provide lighter colors with improved light reflectivity
characteristics, where feasible, for improved functional lighting levels.
Provide matte surface finishes where glare due to high gloss finish could
decrease functional visibility.
See Section 21, Wayfinding and Signage.
Sustainable Design. Sustainable design is the design,
construction, operation and reuse/removal of the built environment
(infrastructure and buildings) in an environmentally and energy efficient
manner. All medical facilities shall incorporate sustainable design
features to the greatest extent possible, maintaining the functional and
operational requirements of the facility. Specific guidance on
sustainable design shall be obtained from the Design Agent.