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Job Posting: Environmental Engineer

The Environmental Engineer conducts plan reviews and related work to determine compliance with applicable laws, rules, and standards in conformance with the mission and vision of the Indiana Department of Health to protect public health in the construction and operation of health care facilities and other structures that require plan review and approval. Emphasis is […]

National Phaseout of 3G Has Begun

ASHE has become aware that, effective on February 22, 2022, AT&T shut down its 3G services. T-Mobile (Sprint 3G backbone) will be deactivated on June 20, 2022 and T-Mobile (remaining 3G backbone) will be deactivated by July 1, 2022. Verizon began the retirement of its 3G network late last year and plans to completely retire […]

IDOH Letter re: Application of FGI & NFPA Editions

The Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) recently issued a letter regarding the FGI Guidelines, NFPA 101 and NFPA 99. The letter states that IDOH will continue to apply the 2018 FGI Guidelines for the Design and Construction of Hospitals, and the 2018 FGI Guidelines for the Design and Construction of Outpatient Facilities, or the most […]

Job Posting: Maintenance Technician

IU Health System Services (Indianapolis, IN); Req# 318132Maintenance Tech in Indianapolis, IN – IU Health Performs scheduled and non-scheduled preventive maintenance, responding to dispatched general maintenance calls, and troubleshooting/repairing secondary utility systems of buildings, plumbing, air-conditioning, electrical and air systems. Maintains, repairs and inspects specialized machinery and equipment in accordance with code and regulatory requirements. […]

The Joint Commission: TJC Clarifies Requirement for Spare Sprinkler Heads New and Revised Sprinkler Head Requirements

New and Revised Sprinkler Head Requirements Effective immediately, The Joint Commission revised Standard LS.02.01.35, EP 7 to clarify the number of spare sprinkler heads required by critical access hospitals, hospitals, and behavioral health care and human service organizations. This clarification better aligns the EP with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) code. This requirement has […]

Extension of PHE

The Governor of Indiana signed an executive order extending the Indiana Public Health Emergency (PHE) through July 31, 2021. The Indiana State Department of Health (IDH) blanket waivers regarding the physical environment are tied to the PHE. At this point, there has not been any notification from IDH that the blanket waivers are being rescinded. […]

Job Posting: Electrical Engineer – Hafer

Hafer is a high-energy design firm that delivers value to clients by designing what matters most. As a thriving, busy practice, we’re looking to add a licensed electrical engineer to the team in our Evansville, IN office. We are looking for someone excited about the possibilities ahead as we grow. Hafer’s team of architects, engineers, […]

Congratulations to the ISHE Award Winners

Lifetime Achievement Award Richard Hand, Good Samaritan Hospital MAX Award Melissa McCain, IU Health Engineer of the Year Andy Shekell, Medxcel Awards accepted on their behalf Nicole Bridges, IU Health Awards accepted on their behalf Josh Abdon, IU Health Other Engineer of the Year awards, not present for photo. Joe Martin, Riverview Health Don Burk, […]

Water Recommissioning After Prolonged Shut Down

Here are good links about flushing water from buildings that have been empty for some time to reduce the risk of Legionella issues as people start to return to work. BOMA – Building Owners and Managers Association AWWA – American Water Works Association IDEA – International District Energy Association AGA – American Gas Association GIPHCC – Greater Indianapolis Plumbing – […]

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