Covid-19 Update

11/8/2020 9:30 – 11:45 AM

Track:Deep Dive


Linda Gabel

Senior Facility Planner, Medical Center Space & Facilities Planning

Wexner Medical Center

Barbara Dellinger

Director Design & Research

Adventist Healthcare

Teri Lura Bennett

Lead Interior Designer

Johns Hopkins Health System

Jane Rohde


JSR Associates, Inc.

Session Description

Evaluating durable coated fabric options for appropriate application and expected performance in the healthcare environment can be daunting and time consuming in an effort to avoid premature, costly material failures. In this interactive, deep-dive session, presenters will review the current state of durable coated fabric selection, discuss specifications based on performance-based attributes, and provide an overview of some of the most common test methods used. Participants will receive an update on current third-party lab and field tests being done in prominent hospitals, with insights into the interactions between the coated fabrics, cleaners, disinfectants, and surface contaminants. Attendees will share their own challenges and use the Healthcare Fabric Risk Assessment tool kit.

This deep dive session is presented by AAHID