Today, quality of care is the focal point of hospital construction projects before the design process even begins. It has been shown time and again that building layouts and materials have a profound impact on patient recovery, safety, and overall satisfaction. This is why architects and designers play such a pivotal role in creating hospital environments that patients can thrive in. As such, construction professionals must expand their knowledge of technology and products to consider all the options available to them when developing a project. Hospital door systems are especially important to take into consideration They facilitate the flow of traffic throughout a facility, as well as impact privacy, comfort, and efficiency.
Hospital doors must be able to withstand constant use and comply with the stringent codes put into place for medical construction. Fortunately, the sliding doors supplied by AD Systems are engineered to do just that. The company’s innovative hospital door solution, referred to as Examslide™, is ideal for patient rooms, restrooms, emergency room openings, and many other applications where breakaway performance is not required. Specially designed for the medical sector, these products can be relied on to help improve the functionality of hospitals for better patient care. Below are some of the core benefits these sliding doors provide.
Minimize Noise Transfer
Concern over the amount of noise generated within hospitals has continued to rise over the years. Hospital facilities are busy day and night, and there are sounds coming from numerous sources at any given time. To create a quieter environment, acoustics must be a top priority. AD Systems’ hospital door products address the topic of acoustic performance in a few different ways. For one, they test for an NIC rating up to 39, thus, offering great sound isolation between spaces. Secondly, they come standard with soft-closer technology to keep doors from slamming and producing loud, unpleasant noises. Finally, they can be fitted with AD Systems’ patent-pending acoustic seals for additional sound mitigation and have UL 1784 smoke ratings as an optional feature to allow their use in a wider range of hospital environments.
Advocate for Better Mobility
Installing sliding doors is one of the best ways for architects and designers to handle the mobility issues that hospitals face with traditional swing doors. They have wide enough openings that allow easy access for large equipment, gurneys, and assistive medical devices. Since they are top-hung, there are no floor tracks to cause tripping or to hinder movement of equipment. They also resolve the uncomfortable and difficult navigation problems that many bariatric patients come up against when trying to operate large swing doors. In addition, there are several options available for incorporating ADA-compliant hardware into a design.
Reclaim Floor Space
Examslide™ door systems are top-hung and slide along the width of the wall to open and close. When these doors are installed in place of swing doors, it gives hospital facilities the opportunity to reclaim up to 30 square feet of floor space that would otherwise be inefficiently used. This not only prevents overcrowding in patient rooms but also opens up space to put in more furniture to help patients and their visitors relax as much as possible.
Why Architects & Designers Rely on Hospital Door Solutions From AD Systems
The team at AD Systems strives to gain a complete understanding of a project’s unique specifications before helping architects and designers come up with the perfect solution. They offer a wide selection of hospital door configurations to ensure every client’s needs are met in terms of style and function. By combining modern design trends with the most advanced technology, the company is able to provide sliding door systems that are far superior to any others on the market.