Webinar: Exam, Procedure, and Operating Rooms: Planning advice based on the 2018 FGI Guidelines

When:  Mar 10, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (ET)

Webinar: Exam, Procedure, and Operating Rooms: Planning advice based on the 2018 FGI Guidelines

This webinar is sponsored by the Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH).

Participants will will earn 1 AIA HSW/LU.


This presentation will conduct an in-depth exploration of the distinctions between exam, procedure, operating, and imaging rooms in the 2018 FGI Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals. A review of procedure types and levels of invasiveness will take place, as well as evaluation of the potential impact of ASHRAE Standard 170-2017, Addendum L, which works to align the ASHRAE and FGI documents. Finally, we’ll discuss the importance of conducting a clinical risk assessment when planning a new or renovated space. This
presentation builds on an article published in the October 2019 issue of Health Facilities Management.


After participating in this webinar attendees will:

1. Be able to convey the importance and general need for conducting a clinical assessment when planning clinical spaces
2. Explain the distinctions and requirements for the basic room types where patient encounters take place (i.e., exam, procedure, operating, and imaging rooms)
3. Understand appropriate levels of invasiveness and typical procedures in relation to each room type
4. Explain the possible impact of recent revisions to Standard 170-2017, Addendum L




This session is part of the Healthcare Essentials Series by the Academy of Architecture for Health. The web-based 60-minute seminars are tailored to provide millennial members starting out in healthcare-centric practices exposure to healthcare design fundamentals and a refresher course for experienced healthcare architects and planners.


Bryan Langlands, AIA, FACHA, EDAC, LEED GA
Bryan Langlands is a healthcare programmer, planner, and designer of academic medical centers, specialty centers, and hospitals. He is currently a steering committee member of the 2022 HGRC and a leader for developing Beyond Fundamentals with FGI. Bryan was one of two FGI representatives working with Standard 170 to align the two documents.

Red Hills Surgical Center
David Shapiro, M.D., is an anesthesiologist who has had extensive experience serving as a department chair, medical director, and board member of several ambulatory surgery centers. In addition, Dr. Shapiro has served as the national medical director on behalf of ASC management corporations, prior to establishing his consulting practice. His areas of expertise encompass a wide range of disciplines primarily focused on all aspects of ASC development, administration, and operations. These include clinical quality, regulatory compliance, and medical liability in the ambulatory surgery arena. David serves on the Boards of the Florida
Society of Ambulatory Surgery Centers, ASC Quality Collaboration, and the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. He also is a member of the Health Guidelines Revision Committee and the FGI Board of Directors.


Gregg D. Ostrow, AIA
Gregg graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1984 and became a licensed architect in 1987. From 1998 to 2008, Gregg was the Facility Architect for the St. Luke’s Health System in Boise, Idaho where he worked on over 400 health care projects ranging from Medical Imaging Equipment Replacement projects to Master Planning Regional Healthcare Campuses. Since then he has been consulting for the local hospital systems and has served on the Board of the Idaho Society of
Healthcare Engineers.