Ensuring Fire Barrier Integrity for Patients, Staff and First Responders: Continuous Compliance through Information Management

This case study details the cost-effective program Brigham and Women’s Hospital and EH&E developed to resolve root causes of firewall breaches in hospitals and ensure proactive identification and resolution of fire and life safety deficiencies both during and after construction. The program achieved greater than 96% compliance with The Joint Commission and an estimated savings of more than $1 per square foot of floor area through the avoidance of post occupancy firewall repairs.