Civil Engineering in Health Care Systems

by Tung Au, (M.ASCE), Prof. and Acting Head; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Carnegie-Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA,

Serial Information: Engineering Issues: Journal of Professional Activities, 1971, Vol. 97, Issue 1, Pg. 87-94

Document Type: Journal Paper


This paper examines the changing characteristics of health care systems and their impact on health care facilities. It presents the significance of such changes, and the opportunities and challenges to those in the civil engineering profession who are engaged in the planning, design, and construction of health care facilities. It points out the effects of the operation and management of health care systems on, e.g. the planning, design, and construction of hospitals, health centers, and vice versa.

Subject Headings: Health care facilities | Construction management | Health hazards | Engineering profession | Building design | Systems engineering

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