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Health Care Development

Whilst hospital and healthcare buildings remain excluded from the new building regulation requirements for acoustic performance, HTM 08-01 (which replaces HTM 2045 Acoustics from July 2008) nevertheless imposes residential separating wall and floor standards in some cases.

Health care buildings remain subject to particular standards including external noise intrusion, control of ambient noise and reverberation and the provision of provision of privacy.

An early external building fabric assessment is important where external noise is present and an internal building fabric assessment is essential to verify space planning, partition and ceiling types and performance specifications.

AAD has robust experience in PFI, LIFT and Procure 21 health care procurement procedures.