Health care facility building standard workshops
By HPAC MagazineConstruction Engineering HVAC Systems Management CSA Z8000 Gordon Burrill health care
The CSA is hosting one-day workshops in Vancouver and Toronto to discuss the Canadian health care facilities building standard CSA Z8000. The interactive workshops, Designing for the Future CSA Z8000, are being led by Gordon Burrill, P.Eng., SASHE, president of Teegor Consulting Inc., a firm specializing in healthcare engineering and construction. Burrill participated in the development of Z8000 and will share his knowledge and experience. Attendees will learn to navigate the standard, learn practical strategies for risk mitigation and gain insight into the latest developments and requirements in the ever-evolving field of health care facility construction, maintenance and renovation. The workshops are being held in Toronto on November 4 and Vancouver on November 15.
Highlights of CSA Z8000
• Essential elements and specific requirements for the planning, design and construction of health care facilities, both public and private.
• Applies to all facilities providing health care services regardless of type, size, location or range of services.
• Covers new facilities (“Greenfield” construction) as well as existing facilities undergoing addition or renovation.
• Specific planning and design elements such as site and facility development, inpatient functional service, diagnostic and treatment/functional service, and support functional service.
About Gordon Burrill
Gordon graduated from the University of New Brunswick in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.Sc.Eng.) degree. He started his career as a design engineer from 1986-1998. During this time he was involved in construction projects ranging from small office buildings to pulp and paper mills through Atlantic Canada and the Northeastern United States. Many of these projects were hospital construction and renovation projects in his home province of New Brunswick. From 1998-2005, Gordon served as the director of engineering for a New Brunswick Health Authority overseeing design, construction, maintenance and operations of the buildings and equipment for this multi-facility health organization.
He is a Registered Professional Engineer with 30 years experience in the design, construction, maintenance, and operations of healthcare facilities. He is the first Canadian to hold the designation of Certified Healthcare Constructor and was national president of the Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society from 2003-2005.
An active member on a number of CSA committees including those for special requirements for construction, design and maintenance of health care facilities, Burrill is a member of the CSA Learning Centre faculty providing codes and standards training to healthcare facilities managers and engineers.
He is a member of the ASHE Healthcare Construction Certificate Program faculty and has trained healthcare facilities management and construction personnel from coast to coast in Canada and the United States.