COVID-19 Emergency Preparedness for Health System Medical Centers
ABS Group's Extreme Loads and Structural Risk Division quickly delivered structural engineering support to help two university health system medical centers prepare their facilities for COVID-19 emergency response.
Provide structural engineering support for an emergency COVID-19 preparedness project
Pass the scrutiny of state officials, allowing temporary structures to remain in place after the current emergency has subsided
Review design of temporary mobile lab to handle additional diagnostic case load
ABS Group's Extreme Loads and Structural Risk (ELSR) division was engaged by Riverside University Health System Medical Center, the principal emergency and healthcare provider for Riverside County, California, to provide structural engineering support for an emergency COVID-19 preparedness project and a temporary mobile laboratory. In addition, the team was engaged by Loma Linda University Medical Center, a principal emergency and healthcare provider for San Bernardino County, California, to provide seismic design services for a laboratory bio-safety cabinet and sophisticated clinical diagnostic analyzers needed to expedite patient COVID-19 testing.
Our highly specialized ELSR division provides state-of-the-art engineering investigation, advanced structural analysis and design services focused on mitigating the impacts of natural and man-made hazards. In this case study, we delivered rapid structural engineering support to help our clients respond quickly during an emerging crisis to help their affected communities prepare for infectious disease recovery.
- Structural engineering support during construction of temporary systems for COVID-19 recovery and research
- Review designs for compliance with Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
- Help local government and health systems mitigate risk of infectious disease transmission
Helping Communities Recover Safely
Risk Management Framework to Reduce Disease Transmission Risk
The COVID-19 infectious disease pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges to global communities across public and private sectors. As a solution to help organizations and communities recover safely and quickly, ABS Group developed the Restart Risk Model™, a methodology and process to help organizations understand their risk to disease infection and build a recovery plan for their specific work sites.
Our consulting team has a long history in developing safety and risk management programs to mitigate emerging threats including natural hazards, major accidents and terrorism. When an incident occurs, we are qualified to assist in managing your overall organizational response—from providing incident investigation support and technical analyses to interfacing with regulatory and legal stakeholders during emergency response and recovery. Learn more about our systematic approach to analyze the risk of disease transmission in the workplace.