Telgian Engineering & Consulting (TEC) recognizes that a healthcare facility’s utmost priority is safeguarding the lives of patients, visitors, physicians, and staff. These facilities need reliable, code-compliant fire, life safety, and security systems to help staff and patients remain safe in emergencies. TEC understands these concerns and offers comprehensive fire protection and security risk engineering solutions for risk mitigation, code and standard compliance, and cost-effectiveness.
In order to avoid legal and regulatory compliance issues, healthcare facilities must adhere to fire codes, safety regulations, and security industry-best standards. This includes fire safety and security inspections, accessibility requirements, and health and safety regulations compliance.
Staff and Patient Safety
Staff and patient safety are crucial in the healthcare setting. Clients within this sector seek comprehensive fire protection and security solutions, encompassing detailed evacuation plans, life safety measures, emergency preparedness, and violence prevention strategies to safeguard both personnel and patients.
Visitor management is essential in healthcare facilities to enhance security and protect patients’ privacy. By implementing visitor management systems, these facilities can accurately track and monitor who enters and exits the premises, preventing unauthorized access and potential security breaches.
TEC designs access control systems, which are the primary managers of security technology systems, including door locks, intrusion detection devices, identity management systems, and more. Our access control design services include designing systems that provide management of doors and intrusion detection devices and provide identity management based on authorization privileges established at implementation and modified when needed. They can be unified or integrated with video systems and communications systems.
TEC employs a comprehensive all-hazards approach to emergency preparedness, aiming to decrease vulnerability, deter threats, and mitigate the impacts of catastrophic events and other incidents. A focus on proper emergency management planning is crucial for stakeholders, customers, employees, and supply chains. TEC offers operations continuity management (OCM) in line with industry standards like BS25999, ISO 22301, and NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) 1600, with ongoing support to verify that clients’ OCM strategies remain up-to-date and effective.
Jurisdictional & Code Compliance
Telgian Engineering’s fire protection consultants specialize in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) code, International Building Code (IBC), and International Fire Code (IFC), Accreditation entities, as well as local jurisdictional requirements. We use this expertise to help our clients comply with all relevant codes and standards. TEC collaborates with authority-having jurisdictions (AHJs) to verify building safety and compliance with fire regulations.
Joint Commission Code Compliance
Telgian can also provide the following services for facilities seeking Joint Commission Compliance:
- Engineering and consulting to perform life safety assessments and mock audits
- Development of Life Safety Plans
- Fire door inspections
- Fire/smoke barrier management expertise to select and install proper materials
Life Safety Analysis
TEC offers life safety analysis of the site, including fire department access, identification and correction of deficiencies in egress, such as non-compliant paths and appropriate exit signage, proper fire extinguisher provisions, and fire hose locations.
On-Time and On-Budget Remodel/Construction
Construction project management and healthcare construction consulting to ensure remodeling and new construction stays on schedule and to minimize change orders.
Risk Management & Loss Control
TEC helps clients define and analyze risks using various assessment tools and provides benchmark comparisons. TEC utilizes tools that develop solutions that are industry best practices and comply with applicable standards. Our unique risk analysis methodologies help analyze estimated relative risk levels, providing valuable input into developing effective countermeasures, mitigation techniques, response solutions, and recovery strategies. These strategies result in cost-effective use of resources.
TEC’s security consultants work with clients to quantify and identify their unique security needs. We evaluate the existing operational, architectural, and technical elements and make risk mitigation recommendations tailored to our clients’ unique needs. After the assessment, our team provides a report with recommendations on improving security for occupants and property.
Smoke Control Design
Telgian Engineering & Consulting (TEC) offers engineering and design services for smoke control systems, including passive smoke compartmentation, shaft/zone pressurization, atrium/floor smoke exhaust, and post-fire smoke purge. TEC has extensive experience in specifying engineered smoke control systems for complex building environments with an in-depth understanding of the underlying fire science and human behavior.
TEC offers system commissioning services encompassing fire suppression, fire detection, fire notification, security, life safety, and passive fire protection systems and their integration with building systems and occupants. TEC will test these building systems to assess whether they work to the designed specifications.
TEC’s security team specializes in incorporating video surveillance into your facility’s security program. Cameras can provide real-time visual information about movement in your facilities. TEC utilizes sophisticated features, such as object detection and artificial intelligence, to deliver an efficient video management program. We also design our video management systems to allow authorized individuals, such as emergency responders, to view real-time video in order to respond when an incident occurs.