We understand how challenging it can be to keep medical facilities maintained and in good condition without impacting the availability of patient services. Streamline Construction offers on-site facilities maintenance services—ranging in scale from one-time only to continuous, ongoing projects—that are designed specifically to minimize the impact of repairs on daily hospital operations, while still getting repairs done in a timely and professional fashion.
We handle a variety of services, including installation of wall protection and wall base, wall patching and painting, caulking, and ceiling tile replacement, all with the appropriate IC barriers in place. We have the skills and equipment to work independently, or can coordinate with your in-house maintenance staff—many of our clients utilize our services as a supplement to their existing maintenance program.
All maintenance projects are staffed accordingly, with a qualified superintendent to oversee, schedule, and coordinate operations.
ADA Barrier Removal
The requirements for facilities to remove ADA barriers are ever changing and increasing in stringency. Simply identifying and documenting sources of accessibility issues is difficult and time consuming, and can significantly lengthen the process of remedying facilities accessibility issues.
We have developed a comprehensive team-based, start to finish process to systematically identify, document, and remove ADA barriers. We start by surveying the site—working with the facility’s architect of choice, or as a design-build process, and compiling an organized plan in an easy to use and manageable format, with a floor plan of the facility that identifies all areas requiring upgrades. This gives a visual perspective that makes it much easier to show what work needs to be done to give an accurate cost estimate and record of corrections.
Common issues we remedy include providing proper clearances for wheelchairs around doorways and medical equipment, constructing ADA-compliant bathrooms, installing accessibility ramps and ensuring proper heights for counters, light switches, signs, and work surfaces.
Our experience allows us to make the barrier removal process fast and cost effective process for your facility, with minimal impact on day-to-day hospital operations and efficiency.
Joint Commission Preparedness
Meeting the Joint Commission’s accreditation requirements, particularly in its unannounced surveys, can be stressful and challenging for busy medical facilities. Joint Commission inspections often uncover substantial issues such as wall assemblies that fail to meet specifications for through penetrations, fire smoke damper assemblies, and fire proofing. Other Joint Commission infractions that our experienced work teams have repaired include improper or missing seismic bracing, non-compliant equipment labeling, and substandard ceiling tiles, wall patching, and painting.
From acute care hospitals to skilled nursing facilities, we can help any medical facility fulfill work orders and repairs in preparation for Joint Commission surveys. In addition, we offer pre-Joint Commission mock surveys to identify issues requiring attention and mitigate them before they come to the attention of Joint Commission inspectors.
Our experienced personnel are trained in UL penetrations and ratings so they can readily identify issues and remedy them. They are thorough and detailed-oriented when it comes to fixing issues even in hard-to-reach spaces. Our work has resulted in the highest JCAHO rating some facilities have ever received.
Fire Life Safety Upgrades
Given the vast amounts of work done in most facilities, it is critically important to perform regular checks for Fire Life Safety issues, and rectify any identified problems as quickly as possible.
We offer Fire Life Safety inspections and repairs, typically as part of a quarterly maintenance routine. Our crew members go above ceilings and into other concealed spaces, and any identified issues are then corrected by means of drywall repair, fire caulk, installing fire-rated raceways, and other corrections using UL-listed assemblies. All of our repairs are performed using only appropriately rated Hilti and 3M products.
In addition, we secure loose wiring and support non-compliant conduit, piping, ducts and other structural materials with support systems acceptable to OSHPD.
As part of our Fire Life Safety inspection and upgrade service, on a quarterly basis we provide clients with binders featuring before and after photos of all trouble areas that we have identified and repaired. This serves as in-hand documentation for Joint Commissions agencies showing that the facility in question has met the requirements for Fire Life Safety means and measures.