3P Process to Improve CCHMC Small Projects Delivery

October 14, 2014  |  Eric Erpenbeck, Head of Central Utilities Group

In April 2014, F&H was invited by Messer Construction to participate in a workshop aimed at redesigning the “small project” renovation process for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC). The workshop was based on lean manufacturing principals better known as 3P (Production Process Preparation) and aimed at reducing administrative waste and improving speed to market all while maintaining CCHMC’s high standards of quality and care. 3P principles expand beyond the incremental improvement of processes (better | Read More

Naples Community Hospital ORs to Become Safer, More Comfortable, and More Energy Efficient

September 11, 2014  |   Jim Pretz, Managing Principal & CEO

Fosdick & Hilmer has been retained by Columbus, OH based energy developer Plugsmart to engineer upgrades to the HVAC systems that serve the operating suite at Naples Community Hospital (NCH) in Naples, FL. The existing HVAC systems that serve the NCH Operating Rooms (ORs) are quite old; they largely utilize 100% outdoor air; and energy recovery systems that were originally installed have long since stopped working. In addition, supply and return air distribution to the ORs | Read More