Medical Office Construction Must Keep Up with Aging Population

September 20 2018
Medical Office Construction

According to Building Design+ Construction (BDC), the population of American residents aged 65+ years-old could be 65.2 million by 2025. To go along with that, the National Center for Health statistics estimates that about 90% of primary care patients are senior citizens. Another report estimates that more than 150,000 new medical practitioners will enter the workforce in the next two years. Given these statistics, it’s only natural the demand for medical office construction will increase.

There are currently 110 million square feet of existing or under-construction medical offices in the U.S. However, statistics show this won’t be enough, especially in New York, Dallas-Fort Worth, Atlanta, Denver and Miami-Fort Lauderdale.

Like any construction site, medical office construction projects will be susceptible to criminal activity. Thieves often target these sites for their supplies, heavy equipment and metal wires. There are a number of things you can do to help safeguard your valuable assets. One simple tactic is to enhance lighting on the property. Criminals don’t want to be seen and lighting eliminates hiding places. Besides lighting, signage can also be a visual deterrent for criminal activity. Signs like “No Trespassing” or “Violators Will Be Prosecuted” can serve as a warning to criminals.

A live video surveillance service is a proactive security solution for medical construction sites. Trained security operators watch multiple areas of a property in real time. If they see trespassing or any other criminal activity, they can activate an on-site speaker to deter the suspects or call local police, if needed.  Remote video monitoring is also beneficial in liability cases. Insurance investigations and workers’ comp claims can be very costly. By providing detailed video of site events, remote video surveillance can save companies millions.

Experts predict there may be difficulties accommodating the increase in practitioners and patients in the future, which will only create more demand for new medical office construction.

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