With patients on floors above and below, the team focused on infection control and minimizing disruption from noise and vibration. Materials were moved in and out of the building in covered containers to minimize construction-related debris from entering clean hospital areas. Tacky mats were placed inside entry points to construction zones to capture dust. Workers were required to wear booties in the work area, and to remove them at designated exit points.
A DPR representative was onsite at all times to monitor noise levels. When noisy work was unavoidable, DPR coordinated with occupants of the floors above and below to plan around patient needs when work took place.