New Healthcare Law Could Boost Design & Construction of Medical Facilities
According to an article on ENR.com, healthcare design and construction could see a boost due to our nation's new healthcare law that was recently upheld by the surpreme court.
"Over the last couple of years, one of the biggest challenges in health-care construction has been the high level of uncertainty, which has caused a majority of providers to stay in a wait-and-see position, put projects on hold or cancel them altogether and not spend money," says Hamilton Espinosa, national health-care group leader for DPR Construction, Los Altos, Calif. He says that with the high court's June 28 upholding of the law's constitutionality, "health-care systems have a moment of clarity on the direction, and we expect that many will quickly move forward to put in place the facilities and infrastructure needed to meet the future demand of a nation where everyone has coverage."
These trends make the need, and subsequent demand, for a trained and certified workforce on every healthcare job site greater than ever before. Fortunately, INSTALL contractors hire flooring installers who not only have those skills and experience, but now they also have access to a proprietary healthcare training program designed specifically to address working competitively in today's healthcare environment.
The Carpenters' International Training Fund now offers to INSTALL workers its Best Practices in Healthcare Construction in Occupied Facilities. The comprehensive training develops skills to contain pathogens, adhere to hospital specifications, and protect patients, staff and facility visitors during the construction project. Learn more about this program at, www.ubctraining.com.
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