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Lahore GATE Hospital Inauguration

June 2019

LAHORE: June 27 marked the opening of Evercare Hospital Lahore, a new private multi-specialty healthcare facility based in Wapda Town that will commence operations this month. The hospital is Pakistan’s first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment) Gold certified facility in the country. The hospital aims to be the leading provider of affordable and quality healthcare to the citizens of Lahore and its catchment areas.

The hospital has been designed and equipped to best practice with regards to infection control and patient safety by reputed local and international consultants. The hospital’s policies have been developed in line with international standards for patient safety and aims to be the first commercially operated hospital in Lahore to receive Joint Commission International (JCIA) accreditation. Amongst one of the few full-suite tertiary care facilities in Lahore, Evercare Hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and led by an experienced management team with local and international experience. “Evercare was built on the belief that we could bring much needed integrated healthcare services to markets that needed it. Evercare Hospital Lahore is an example of that strategy put into practice, bringing a vital suite of services to patients across the region, and elevating the standard of care,” said Andrew Currie, Chief Operating Officer of Evercare.

The facility comprises of 270 inpatient beds, 9 operating rooms. 2 cardiac catheter labs, 4 delivery suites, 2 endoscopy suits, adult and neonatal critical care services and dialysis. As a patient-led facility, the hospital’s patients will be offered quality care through qualified consultants, nurses, paramedical and support staff, most of whom have received international training and qualifications.

Evercare Hospital Lahore has also partnered with the Islamabad Diagnostics Centre (IDC) to establish a best in class diagnostics facility at the hospital, offering comprehensive radiology and pathology services on a 24/7 basis. IDC has a presence across 10 cities in Punjab, received numerous awards, certifications and accolades, and is also a trusted partner with the Government in providing affordable and high-quality lab services across 3 rural districts in Punjab.

It has received CAP (College of American Physician) Certification and is also the recipient of the Quality Medical Service Award from the National Health Services Department in 2018. Both Evercare Hospital Lahore and IDC are part of The Evercare Group, formed in 2015. The Evercare Group comprises of hospitals and clinics across Nigeria, Kenya and India.

RRP International is lead architect with HFA - Habib Fida Ali Architects, Karachi, Pakistan. Site Management HALCROW Pakistan.

BMZ visit to the New Perinatal Centre in Bishkek

July 2019

Project Manager Mr Tolga Ipek, RRP International, explained the National Perinatal Centre Project to the official delegation of BMZ and KfW, Germany, together with the representatives of the Ministry of Health, Kyrgyz Republic, in presence of the German Ambassador to Kyrgyz Republic, Ms Monika Iwersen.

RRP INTERNATIONAL is working on the project with the services Architecture and Engineering Planning, Project Management, International and Local Construction Supervision and Planning of Medical Equipment.

KfW Entwicklungsbank is responsible for the implementation and works closely with the Kyrgyz Ministry of Health. On behalf of the Federal Government, GIZ also provides support for the subsequent commissioning and organization of the hospital.In the newly built block, 10 delivery rooms, 3 operating rooms, an intensive care unit for mothers and children as well as a central sterilization department and laundry will be accommodated. The new Perinatal Center will become the first perinatal health care facility in the country's top care sector. It is built according to international standards and equipped with state-of-the-art equipment. The establishment of the Perinatal Center is an important milestone for the extensive German commitment to the health sector. RRP INTERNATIONAL is providing the full consultancy from concept design until site supervision and hand-over of the building.

Hospital Engineering Trends 2019

July 2019

The conference addresses hospital management, users, engineers, hygienists, planners and decision maker, who are involved with project management, design, planning, construction, furnishing and equipping of hospital buildings.During the conference innovative and up to date solutions and trends regarding strategic organization, design, planning, construction and configuration of highly engineered rooms in hospitals are presented. Insights into the latest requirements for technology integration with medical engineering are provided. The objective of the event is the transfer of detailed, reliable and relevant information with impact on project implementation. This supports sustainable, economic and efficient planning and implementation of hospital construction projects and creates a forum for qualified and broad exchange of lessons learned and opinions, as well as the networking with experts.

 

Mr Henning Lensch, CEO RRP INTERNATIONAL, will speak about "International healthcare projects in the framework of development cooperation (KfW, Worldbank and others)"?" In his lecture, Mr Henning Lensch will elaborate on latest lessons learned for the successful integration of infection control in worldwide healthcare projects of different standards and culture environments with focus on the specific approach in the development cooperation on Governmental level.

Lusaka Trust Hospital, Zambia

June 2019

RRP International has designed a mayor extension of the Lusaka Trust hospital in Lusaka, Zambia.The new hospital extension shall provide acute care facilities with operation theatres, A+E, Imaging and outpatient services.

The construction is on the way and we will update you about the progress of the project.

 

RRP International is currently planning and supervising different healthcare projects across Africa. Finished and ongoing projects cover Mauritius, Zambia, Kenya, Nigeria, Sudan, Ethiopia and Libya. 

Singapore, Sengkang Hospital Int. Conference

March 2019

RRP International participated in the international Conference with focus on Operation Theatres in the new Sengkang Hospital Singapore. CEO Mr Henning Lensch presented the lecture "German Medical Technology Worldwide" with the focus on their latest healthcare projects in emerging and developed countries around the world. 

The presentation of Mr Henning Lensch lead to fruitful discussions about the right standards for planning and also appropriate costs for the projects. Healthcare must be affordable for all. The role of the architects is important as lead and integrator of all aspects for sophisticated and complex healthcare projects.

Sarajevo, New Private State-of-the-Art Hospital

February 2019

In Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegowina, RRP International is part of a specialised team to develop a Feasibility Study for a new State-of-the-Art Private Hospital.

The project shall set new standards for healthcare and medical services provision in the region. Both environmental standards and latest benchmarks for healthcare architecture shall lead to a cost efficient project to be realised very quickly to serve the population in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegowina and the region.

With this new assignment, RRP International is expanding their projects in Europe.

RRP International Medical City in Publication

December 2018

The ties between KSA and Germany have a 40 years anniversary. RRP International worked on many projects in KSA since 2006 with main focus on Master-Planning, Programming and Concept Designs for State-of-the-Art progressive healthcare projects.

One of the recent projects - the Medical City Project - is published in the booklet for the 40 years anniversary. Congratulation to the excellent publication and presentation.

National Perinatal Centre Workshop in Brandenburg

December 2018

The National Perinatal Centre project is under construction. The medical equipment planning component was conducted from the beginning with the project with full attention in view of local availability of devices, spare parts and maintenance companies as well as to find the best level of sustainable and reliable level of technology to answer the needs all medical treatments especially of the new-borns and mothers. 

Representatives from the Ministry of Health, the Mother & Child Hospital, AVANCO consultants, MEDICONSULT and RRPintl finalised the program with professional guidance by Dr Hans Kössel, Klinikum Brandenburg, in an one week workshop. RRPintl would like to thank the Dr Hans Kössel, the management and all involved staff of Klinikum Brandenburg for the succesful workshop and all support!

Trinidad & Tobago Diego Martin Health Centre

November 2018

RRPintl has developed the Preliminary Design for the Diego Martin New Health Centre in Trinidad & Tobago. During the ground breaking ceremony end of October 2018, the designs were presented to the public. 

After the IVCD lab, Arima District Health Centre and Carenage Health Centre, Diego Martin is another succesful design by RRPintl to improve the healthcare services in Trinidad & Tobago. The project is expected to be finished in 2020 and shall set also new standards for isolation features with improved ventilation systems to manage infection control.

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Lahore Hospital prior to opening

November 2018

RRP International is the Lead Architect for a 250 beds brown field new Hospital in Lahore, Pakistan. The formally shopping mall building is under retrofitting and construction works with an estimated schedule of finalisation around end of 2018. RRP International with HFA and Halcrow, Pakistan, are responsible for all design (RRPintl & HFA) and construction management services (Halcrow Pakistan).

 

Lahore Hospital is one of the latest milestone projects for RRP International in Asia / Central Asia. With the National Perinatal Centre in Bishkek, the new 380 beds hospital in Karachi, Balkh Women & Children Hospital in Mazar-e-Sharif (for m4health/Sweco), Paras Hospitals in Gurgaon, India, RRP International is further contributing to one of the emerging regions in the world with international standard hospitals to the improvement of healthcare provision especially for mother & child healthcare both for public and private clients.

Lahore Hospital shall set new standards for affordable healthcare in Pakistan. Optimal workflow combined with healing environment and an envisaged LEED Gold standard as the first LEED Gold hospital in Pakistan.

Bangkok Private Hospital Masterplan and Consultancy

November 2018

RRP International was recently awarded for the Design Consultancy for the renovation and new extension of a reputated private hospital in Bangkok, Thailand. With this new Masterplanning Consultancy, RRP International is further increasing market share for state-of-the-art healthcare facilities in Southeast Asia. Main focus is the implementation of best practises and international design in line with evidence based design and preparation for international accreditation.

The classical definition of hospitals is changing, and new models are arising: healthcare diagnostics centers combined with rehabilitation and lifesyle/spa, healthcare ambulant centers combined with long term care, core hospitals integrated in malls and modern mix developments with hotels, apartments and universities. But not only the overall concept is changing, also the internal structure and strategy of classical departments become integrated in multifunctional interventional suite, interventional operation theatres and flexible multidimensional examination and operation facilities.

University Hospital in Indonesia

October 2018

The Consortium m4health, Frankfurt Germany & RRP International, Singapore, has started the UNHAS University Hospital Project in Makassar, Indonesia. For both partners, this project is another milestone for the long term cooperation between the two specialised companies for healthcare projects.

The Project is about the completion of the construction and the procurement of medical equipment at the Hasanuddin University Hospital (UNHAS) in Makassar. The Project includes the procurement of telemedicine equipment and Human Resources Development. The purpose of the Project is the development of Hasanuddin University Hospital into a full comprehensive teaching hospital including the development of a centre of excellence. The objective of the Project is to contribute to the increase of medical staff capacity and in consequence to improve health care delivery services in Eastern Indonesia.

Delegation Visit to the National Perinatal Centre

June 2018

In mid-June, the delegation from the German Development Ministry (BMZ), GIZ and KfW, accompanied by the embassy, ​​was able to look at a few projects before and after the talks with the partners. The construction progress of the National Perinatal Centre in Bishkek could be appreciated.

RRP INTERNATIONAL is working on the project with the services Architecture and Engineering Planning, Project Management, International and Local Construction Supervision and Planning of Medical Equipment.

KfW Entwicklungsbank is responsible for the implementation and works closely with the Kyrgyz Ministry of Health. On behalf of the Federal Government, GIZ also provides support for the subsequent commissioning and organization of the hospital.In the newly built block, 10 delivery rooms, 3 operating rooms, an intensive care unit for mothers and children as well as a central sterilization department and laundry will be accommodated. The new Perinatal Center will become the first perinatal health care facility in the country's top care sector. It is built according to international standards and equipped with state-of-the-art equipment. The establishment of the Perinatal Center is an important milestone for the extensive German commitment to the health sector. RRP INTERNATIONAL is providing the full consultancy from concept design until site supervision and hand-over of the building.

Hospital 21 UIA Conference Paris 2018

February 2018

UIA-PHG Seminar - Paris 2018
Breathing New Life in the 21st-Century Hospital
Themes:
  • Digital Hospital 
  • Architecture for an aging population and behavioral health
  • Emerging trends in hospital design
  • The universally accessible hospital
  • The hospital and the city
  • Future-proof healthcare facilities and biomedical technologies
  • Designing the green hospital of the future
Time: May 29-31, 2018
Location: Paris Exhibition Center, Paris, France
Co-organizer: Paris Healthcare Week
Mr Henning Lensch, CEO RRP INTERNATIONAL, will speak about "Health for All - affordable healthcare facilities for the middle class in emerging countries".
 

Hospital Engineering Trends 2018

January 2018

The conference addresses hospital management, users, engineers, hygienists, planners and decision maker, who are involved with project management, design, planning, construction, furnishing and equipping of hospital buildings.During the conference innovative and up to date solutions and trends regarding strategic organization, design, planning, construction and configuration of highly engineered rooms in hospitals are presented. Insights into the latest requirements for technology integration with medical engineering are provided. The objective of the event is the transfer of detailed, reliable and relevant information with impact on project implementation. This supports sustainable, economic and efficient planning and implementation of hospital construction projects and creates a forum for qualified and broad exchange of lessons learned and opinions, as well as the networking with experts. Mr Henning Lensch, CEO RRP INTERNATIONAL, will speak about "Infection Control and Design - Conflict or Synergy?" In his lecture, Mr Henning Lensch will elaborate on latest lessons learned for the successful integration of infection control in worldwide healthcare projects of different standards and culture environments.

Lahore Hospital Construction Site Visit December 2017

December 2017

RRP International is the Lead Architect for a 250 beds brown field new Hospital in Lahore, Pakistan. The formally shopping mall building is under retrofitting and construction works with an estimated schedule of only about 12 months duration. 

 

RRP International with HFA and Halcrow, Pakistan, are responsible for all design (RRPintl & HFA) and construction management services (Halcrow Pakistan).

 

Lahore Hospital is one of the latest milestone projects for RRP International in Asia / Central Asia. With the National Perinatal Centre in Bishkek, the new 380 beds hospital in Karachi, Balkh Women & Children Hospital in Mazar-e-Sharif (for m4health/Sweco), Paras Hospitals in Gurgaon, India, RRP International is further contributing to one of the emerging regions in the world with international standard hospitals to the improvement of healthcare provision especially for mother & child healthcare both for public and private clients.

 

 

WHO & MoH Integrated Medical Equipment Planning Workshop in Khartoum

November 2017

Building capacities of the national stakeholders in planning of layouts and preparations for medical equipment in construction of new facilities in Khartoum, Sudan.

 

Hospitals are the most complex of building type; each hospital is comprised of a wide range of services and functional units. These include diagnostic, treatment and the fundamental inpatient care or bed-related function, and supported by wide range of services. This diversity is reflected in the breadth and specificity of regulations, codes, and oversight that govern hospital construction and operations. Each of the wide-ranging and constantly evolving functions of a hospital, including highly complicated mechanical, electrical, and telecommunications systems, requires specialized knowledge and expertise. The functional units within the hospital can have competing needs and priorities. Idealized scenarios and strongly-held individual preferences must be balanced against mandatory requirements and actual functional needs. Good hospital design integrates functional requirements with the human needs of its varied users. 

 

RRP International is continuing after 2012 and 2015 with the third mission services for the Ministry of Health in Khartoum, Sudan. While during the first missions a comprehsensive guideline and standard for the infrastructure planning of healthcare facilities could be developed and submittted, the third mission is training the MoH staff for integrating medical equipment planning into the overall planning process and how to optimise up to construction and maintenance.

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National Perinatal Centre Bishkek_Ground Stone Laying Ceremony

September 2017

On 27.09.2017 the Ground Stone Laying Ceremony for the construction of the Perinatal Center in Bishkek was celebrated. Prime Minister Sapar Isakov, Minister of Health Talantbek Batyraliev, German Ambassador Dr. Peter Scholz and the Regional Director of KfW Entwicklungsbank Olaf Zymelka took the project as an important step in the development of the health care system.

 

The mother-child care IV -V project was agreed within the bilateral Kyrgyz-German development cooperation and the funds were made available by the German Development Ministry (BMZ). KfW Entwicklungsbank is responsible for the implementation and works closely with the Kyrgyz Ministry of Health. On behalf of the Federal Government, GIZ also provides support for the subsequent commissioning and organization of the hospital.

 

In the newly built block, 10 delivery rooms, 3 operating rooms, an intensive care unit for mothers and children as well as a central sterilization department and laundry will be accommodated. The new Perinatal Center will become the first perinatal health care facility in the country's top care sector. It is built according to international standards and equipped with state-of-the-art equipment. The establishment of the Perinatal Center is an important milestone for the extensive German commitment to the health sector.

 

RRP INTERNATIONAL is providing the full consultancy from concept design until site supervision and hand-over of the building.

National Perinatal Centre Bishkek

July 2017

On 19 July 2017 KfW Entwicklungsbank and the construction company signed a contract for the construction of the National Perinatal Centre in the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic in the presence of Minister Prof. Talantbek Batyraliev and the coordinator of development cooperation of the German Embassy Mr Casjen Ohnesorge.

 

Construction works are expected to start in September after completion of the preparations. Minister Prof. Batyraliev stressed that in the last 25 years this was one of the greatest achievements for Kyrgyz health. Medical services for mother-child health shall now be built according to international standards. Similar centers should be built nationwide in the coming years.

 

Despite the decreasing numbers of maternal and infant mortality in Kyrgyzstan, there is still a need for improvement in health care, said Mr. K. Uzakbaev, Director of the National Center for Maternal Child Care.

 

RRP INTERNATIONAL is main lead consultant for the National Perinatal Centre.

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London, United Kingdom: "A Hospital Architect is more than a Designer" Challenges and Chances for UIA Public Group Members and Colleagues,

June 2017

The role of architects is changing. Especially in the area of healthcare facilities, architects are facing new approaches for design, planning and execution.

 

CEO RRP International, Dipl.-Ing. Henning Lensch, will present his thoughts about the current challenges and chances for healthcare architects. 

 

His presentation shall cover:

 

- added value by healthcare architects

- BIM and advantages for green and brown field projects

- architect as lead for the whole project

- certification of additional skills and services for e.g. pre-planning and programming services

 

UIA PHG Annual Seminar and Meeting

Date: Sunday June 11th, 2017

Location: Arup’s Office, 8 Fitzroy Street, London, England

Time: 8:30am (program begins at 9am) to 6:00pm

 

Project Kick off in Lusaka, Zambia

June 2017

RRP International starts a new state-of-the-art brown field hospital in Lusaka, Zambia.

 

The new hospital extension shall provide acute care facilities with operation theatres, A+E, Imaging and outpatient services.

 

RRP International is currently planning and supervising different healthcare projects across Africa. Finished and ongoing projects cover Mauritius, Zambia, Kenya, Nigeria, Sudan, Ethiopia and Libya. 

 

 

 

 

 

18th China Hospital Construction Conference, Wuhan, China

May 2017

RRP International was invited to the largest hospital build & infrastructure exhibition and congress in China.

 

Henning Lensch spoke about:

 

"Innovative and sustainable design for future-proof healthcare facilities

Lessons learnt and recommendations"

 

Healthcare facilities are changing. Leaving behind the conventional actual care hospital, modern healthcare facilities have to face competition. The classical definition is changing, and new models are arising: healthcare diagnostics centers combined with rehabilitation and lifesyle/spa, healthcare ambulant centers combined with long term care, core hospitals integrated in malls and modern mix developments with hotels, apartments and universities. But not only the overall concept is changing, also the internal structure and strategy of classical departments become integrated in multifunctional interventional suite, interventional operation theatres and flexible multidimensional examination and operation facilities.

 

Mr. Henning Lensch gave an overview about latest new state-of-the-art models and recent integrated healthcare facility projects in Asia, Middle East and Europe, showing real examples and also a forecast for the latest strategy of both private and public operators. This lecture shall also focus on the changed requirements for this kind of projects, for the pre-planning, design + construction and operational phase.  

 

 

Affordable Hospitals in Megacities

April 2017

RRP International starts new hospital projects in Megacities: a 300 beds hospital in Lahore, Pakistan, and a 350 beds hospital in Lagos, Nigeria. 

 

These two new state-of-the-art hospital projects are following RRP International's experiences in similar environments such as Karachi, Pakistan, Jakarta and Surabaya, Indonesia, and Gurgaon, Delhi, India.

 

In these projects we make sure that the facilities deliver high standards of clinical safety, improved clinical effectiveness, positive patient experiences and outcomes.

 

We believe that the delivery of high-quality care at an affordable price and in a sustainable manner will have systemic benefits in terms of ensuring a healthier population, higher productivity and greater cost-effectiveness.

 

RRP International is supporting the goal to build up affordable facilities for the middle and lower income groups with private and public projects focusing mainly in the Americas, Asia and Africa. 

 

 

 

Health for All

January 2017

The volume documents the results of the 35th UIA/PHG International Seminar on Public Healthcare Facilities held in Dalian, China, 23-25 May 2015, as part of the more extensive conference entitled "HEALTH FOR ALL, Cultural, Operational & Technological Influence," organized by UIA - Public Health Group- and GUPHA - Global University Program in Healthcare Architecture.


The volume is divided into fouth sessions containing the contributions of members of the UIA/PHG at the conference.

 

The design problems addressed in the different sessions and in the individual papers presented concerned aspects of professional benefit and general interest that go beyond the specificities of the geographic and socio-economic contexts of the speakers.


The topic of the humanization of care spaces is confirmed as a central issue with respect to the objectives to be pursued in hospital intervention programmes. 

 

As regards the increasingly marked and widespread attention to the "patient centrality" requirement, the existence of very different design solutions was noted, which were particularly stimulating due to the understanding of the impact generated by "lifestyles" on the arrangement of the care environment. 

 

Particular attention was paid to problems deriving from the need for "integration," for which the hospital must ensure an adequate response given that users of different cultures tend to co-exist with similar health demands while their expectations over treatment methods often vary. 

 

Contributions concerning alternative approaches tested to ensure adequate assistance for the growing spread of chronic diseases and co-morbidity in elderly people are particular stimulating. This problem, in addition to enhancing awareness of the set up of the entire system of regional public health services for an ever broader range of users, raises some questions on the characterization of spaces where environmental logistical support prevails over the true function of care.

 

RRP International contributes the Chapter about Cultural Influences in Healthcare Architecture. Here, recent Mother+Child focused projects in Southern Africa and Central Asia are compared for planning standards and social-cultural influences.

 

 

Healing Architecture - International Conference Technical University Weiden March 6th and 7th, 2017

December 2016

 

How will hospitals of the future look? We intend to show you the answer to this important question – at "Hospital Engineering Trends Congress – Architecture meets Technology 2017".

 

We invite to see and get to know the clinics of tomorrow. Here at the congress you can inform yourself about the newest architectural concepts, medical trends, building equipment and technology integration. 

 

Over a two day period, internationally known experts will report about their research and highlight their findings. Thus providing you with truly relevant practice orientated insights. 

 

The congress will take place on March 6 & 7 2017 in Weiden. 

 

On Monday, March 6th we open the curtain with innovative hospital concepts. We pose the questions: how will procedures and processes in a modern clinic of the future look? How can we increase the patient safety by using hygienic building structures? And last but not least: how can and should hospital and room architecture influence patient recovery so that it is more rapid? The answers to these and other questions will be provided by our international experts. 

 

On Tuesday, March 7th we focus our sessions on industry partners with an eye on trends in intraoperative imaging, hygienic hospital design and medical products as well as the most recent developments in integrated ORs. 

 

As you can see, the congress offers two days filled with worthwhile and interesting information for all levels of management, technicians, medical personnel, hygienic specialists, concept planners, and decision makers for hospitals and health care organizations and many other interested parties. Take advantage of this great opportunity to discover the newest hospital trends and exchange views with practitioners and specialists from all over the world.

 

Mr Henning Lensch’s lecture is about Healing Architecture. Here, Mr Lensch will elaborate on the theoretical background, latest research and recent projects with healing architecture features and holistic design approach.

 

UIA International Design Competition with Co-Chair Henning Lensch

December 2016

The past decade has witnessed dramatic changes in many facets of the human society, especially in the healthcare industry. New concepts, new technologies and new services are emerging everyday. These changes fundamentally altered people’s perceptions of healthcare, their lifestyles, and the ways of healthcare utilization. 
 
In this competition, we would argue that the future of healthcare facilities could be predictable. Therefore, we would like to invite you to provide innovative proposals that may deal with significant future challenges: e.g., how to make use of limited resources? How to incorporate new technologies? How to meet the healthcare needs of the fast-growing aging population? How to reduce costs? In the next 15 or 30 years, how would healthcare facilities look like? How does the future design reflect the everlasting meaning of culture and tradition? These are important issues awaiting serious discussion.     
 
Mission

 

This competition is to increase the awareness of undergoing transitions of healthcare systems and services, encourage the young generation to actively engage in healthcare design, and sparkle the discussion on future facilities. 
 
Themes/topics To design a healthcare facility that can fulfill the needs of users and providers in the future. Interested topics include but are not limited to:   Response to limited resources in developing countries  Application of new technologies and materials  Smart facility  Green and sustainability  New approach of healthcare services  Any topic with futuristic prospects of healthcare environment
 
“Healthcare facilities” in this competition are defined as places that can provide services such as diagnosis, treatment and medical care, and therapies such as rehabilitation and counselling.     

 

JURY MEMBERS
 
Henning Lensch, Dipl.-Ing Executive Member, UIA-PHG CEO, RRP International, Germany
 
Clifford Harvey, MSc., BArch Director-Designate, UIA-PHG Vice President, Planning, Facilities & Support Services North York Hospital, Toronto, Canada 
 
Xiqiu Huang, Ph.D. Executive Member, UIA-PHG  Chief Architect, IPPR International, Beijing, China
 
A. Ray Pentecost III, DrPH, FAIA, FACHA President-Elect, American College of Healthcare Architecture Director, Center for Health Systems & Design Professor of Practice, College of Architecture, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA
 
Thomas Schinko, Dipl.-Ing Member, UIA-PHG CEO, Vasconi Architects, Paris, France
 
Fani Vavili-Tsinika, Ph.D., MA. President, UIA/Greek Section Alternate Member, UIA Council Executive Member, UIA-PHG Director, Department of Architectural Design and Technology Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
 
Huey-Wen Yien, MD, PhD Secretary General, Taiwan Society of Critical Care CEO, Yonglin Healthcare Foundation, Taiwan
 

UIA Seminar Nairobi, Kenya, October 2016

August 2016

Appropriate Standards for Developing Countries

 

Author: Henning Lensch

 

Defining reasonable and appropriate international design standards for different cultural and religious groups – or: limitations for globalization

 

Introduction

 

Having the fortunate situation of being awarded with numerous hospitals in developing and developed countries in very different environments, we could face similar yet different technical, cultural and religious challenges for international best medical practise facilities. Our experience covers Africa and Asia in particular, comparison is made to our European projects. How can we free our mind and try to find viable solutions that fit into the challenging environment of developing countries? Why is it not necessary to have always single bed rooms? How can cross-ventilation avoid expensive HVAC systems? Evidence based design has to include also technical viable solutions.

 

Results / outcomes

 

In all projects, we could successfully combine different requirements and conditions yet with small “specialities” to fulfil local procedures and expectations. The result is not in contradiction with international best practice yet adapting local traditions and specific requirements / conditions. Appropriate technical solutions and reasonable standards are needed, not only reference to FGI AIA or any other international standards.

 

 

Discussion

 

  • Worldwide best practise and medical technology to combine with cultural and religious practises and conditions.

  • Appropriate standards, not just copying standards for industrialized countries

  • Opening up healthcare planning standards for adaptions to cultural and religious conditions.

  • Team members for the integrated planning, the role of the architect.

 

Conclusion

 

  • Need for stronger discussion of “international standards” against “local cultural and religious integration” and formulate recommendation for the main global standards such as NHS. HTM, AIA, AHFG and coming integration of EU standards.

  • How can the UIA play a stronger role in the moderation.

 

 

Hospital Planning Seminar in Bangkok 25th and 26th of May - Thailand

April 2016

In the coming Seminar in Bangkok, Thailand, CEO Dipl.-Ing. Henning Lensch will present in a 2-days workshop the following topics:

 

  • Hospital retrofitting projects - Evaluation of existing infrastructure

 

  • The right hospital planning standard, from JCI to AIA, NHS and DIN

 

  • Aligning existing infrastructure and project scope

 

  • Capital project implementation

 

  • Developing a master plan

 

  • Projecting to the future, flexibility of hospital design

 

  • Staging and impacts on hospital operations during construction

 

  • Risk mitigation and management

 

  • Can a building be retrofitting as a hospital

 

  • Case Studies,  lessons learned and post evaluation - Projects in Europe, Asia, Africa, Middle East and Americas - Caribbean

 

Consultancy for Healthcare Infrastructure - Focus on Africa

March 2016

Especially in Developing Countries and Emerging Markets, the right Know How is of highest importance for any project stage. Since more than 10 years, RRP and following RRP International has provided succesfully Consultancy Services for Healthcare Infrastructure Projects.

 

Here, from the right space planning methodology up to the methodology for tendering and award, RRP International can bring added value to every project phase. A second opinion can bring a new way of understanding whenever the client and consultant's team is becoming snow-blind or a client would like to check if the proposed solution is in line with best practise and the right planning standards.

 

In 2015 and ongoing in 2016, RRP International is executing Consultancy Services for an EU-funded laboratory project in Zambia, for a private acute care hospital in Lagos, Nigeria, for several private medical centers for oncology and specialised hospitals in Ethiopia and for the World Health Organisation WHO in Sudan to support the Ministry of Health and University of Khartoum with advise and proposals for the appropriate hospital planning standards for both developed regions such as Khartoum and also rural environments in the country.

 

Building Solutions for Infectious Diseases

December 2015

MERS, SARS, EBOLA, TB and re-turning names.

 

In a hospital environment, there tend to be high concentrations of harmful microorganisms. From an infection control perspective, the primary objective of hospital design is to place the patient at no risk for infection while hospitalized. The special technical demands include hygiene, reliability, safety and energy-related issues.

 

Infections, which may result from activities and procedures taking place within the facility, are a cause for great concern. Three main routes responsible for infections are contact, droplet, and airborne transmission, which are quite affected by room design and construction factors.

 

CEO Henning Lensch will present solutions for hospital building in the international conference HOSPITAL ENGINEERING TRENDS from 7th until 8th of March 2016 in Weiden - Technical University Amberg-Weiden, Congress Chair Prof. Clemens Bulitta.

 

The conference addresses hospital management, users, engineers, hygienists, planners and decision maker, who are involved with project management, design, planning, construction, furnishing and equipping of hospital buildings.

 

During the conference innovative and up to date solutions and trends regarding strategic organization, design, planning, construction and configuration of highly engineered rooms in hospitals are presented. Insights into the latest requirements for technology integration with medical engineering are provided.

 

The objective of the event is the transfer of detailed, reliable and relevant information with impact on project implementation. This supports sustainable, economic and efficient planning and implementation of hospital construction projects and creates a forum for qualified and broad exchange of lessons learned and opinions, as well as the networking with experts.

 

Africa - emerging economics and healthcare provision

November 2015

RRP International is strengthening the focus on emerging economics in Africa with several projects in parallel:

 

In Zambia, RRP International is providing specialized consultancy for a complete new labororatory project (EU funded). The state-of-the-art laboratory has to fufill specific standards for testing of drugs.

 

In Sudan, RRP International is supporting the Ministry of Health in formulating healthcare and hospital planning standards for the whole country. Infection control, engineering standards and requirements for space planing shall be combined to ensure that hospitals and healthcare infrastructure can fulfill the required standards for healthcare provision. The project is supported by the WHO.

 

In Nigeria, the largest economy in Africa also with the largest population, RRP International is consulting private hospitals for their new projects to ensure fulfilling international hospital planning standards.

Workshop in Mazar-e-Sharif for the new Mother+Child Hospital

November 2015

In the KfW financed Mother+Child 300 beds hospital project in Mazar-e-Sharif, RRP International is responsible for the architectural planning for the awarded JV Grontmij & m4health. The 2nd workshop was successfully conducted in early November 2015 with representatives from the JV partners Grontmij and m4health as well as Mr Henning Lensch as the lead architect, RRP International. 

 

With the project in Mazar-e-Sharif for Grontmij & m4health, RRP International is strenghtening the current focus on Mother + Child hospitals in Central Asia under the specific local conditions and challanges.

 

Planning a process-oriented and ergonomically hospital workplace

September 2015

Mr. Henning Lensch was invited to the DRÄGER workshop in Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur Capri Hotel and Singapore, Academia, Singapore General Hospital. As key speaker, Mr. Henning Lensch lectured about workflow optimization, integration of medical equipment and RRP INTERNATIONAL latest and current ongoing healthcare projects in Asia, Southeast Asia, Middle East, Europe and Americas-Caribbean. Main focus was the integrated approach of all involved disciplines for state-of-the-art healthcare buildings in view of international standards and local conditions. 

 

Participants were from different public and private companies, Ministries, consultants, architects, engineers and client's representatives and hospital maintenance departments.

Oman, Healthcare Mixed Use Development in Muscat

September 2015

RRP International is developing a state-of-the-art hospital and multi use development in Muscat, the capital city of Oman. 

 

The project shall provide a desired new type for healthcare provision in Muscat. Mixed used developments are getting very attractive in the MIddle East and Asian hubs in the recent years and define new standards for hospital design in terms for flexibility and especially future expansion.

 

The new award in the Middle East is enforcing RRP International's portfolio in one of the most important regions for new healthcare architecture worldwide.

 

Trinidad & Tobago: Opening of Carenage Health Centre

August 2015

The Carenage Health Centre is a new, two-storey primary healthcare facility to serve the needs of approximately 50,000 people in the north-western peninsular of Trinidad. Services to be offered will include Dental, Point of Care testing, X-ray, Pharmaceutical and Wellness among others.

 

Construction began in July 2014 and was officially opened by the Honourable Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and Health Minister Dr. the Honourable Fuad Khan on August 20, 2015.

 

RRP International could implement another project with PPL in Trinidad & Tobago. The building is planned in compliance with NHS HTM and serves the Carenage community in Trinidad & Tobago.

 

 

Asia & Africa: new state-of-the-art healthcare projects

August 2015

The consortium Grontmij & m4health with RRP International as Architectural Bureau started the Balkh Mother & Children Hospital / KfW German Bank for Reconstruction. 

 

A Master Plan for a 800 beds green hospital was elaborated by RRP International and presented in Hamburg, Germany. The hospital will set new standards for renewable energy and cost efficient buidling technology. 

 

Dipl.-Ing. Henning Lensch, CEO RRP International, is developing in the framework with World Health Organisation, WHO, Hospital Planning Standards for a Ministry of Health in Northern Africa.

 

UIA Student's Competition, Henning Lensch juror in Dalian, China

June 2015

CEO Henning Lensch was elected juror for the 2015 UIA-PHG International Student Competition Committee. The committee, the jurors and UIA-PHG leaders were extremely thrilled and impressed by the quality of work of all participants from many countries all over the word. As the committee co-chair Professor George J. Mann lead the competition committee and the committee finally reached a conclusion for the top-5 prize winners and 9 honorable mentions. The results were announced at the 2015 UIA-PHG Seminar and GUPHA Meeting in Dalian, China on May 25, 2015.

 

2015 Jurors:

 

Xiqiu Huang, Ph.D., UIA-PHG Executive Member, China

 

Henning Lensch, Dipl.-Ing, UIA-PHG Co-Executive Member, Germany

 

George J. Mann, AIA, UIA-PHG Executive Member, USA, Past Director, UIA-PHG, Former Chair, GUPHA

 

Yasushi Nagasawa, Dr.Eng., JIA, UIA-PHG Executive Member, Japan, Past Secretary General, GUPHA

 

Zeyad Al Swaidan, Ph.D., UIA-PHG Executive Member, Saudi Arabia

 

Fani Vavili-Tsinika, Ph.D., UIA-PHG Executive Member, Greece

 

Macharia Waruingi, MD, DHA, UIA-PHG Executive Member, Medical Advisor, Africa

 

Technical Adviser to the Jury, Mark T. Munroe

Senior Director, Mobile Solutions, Healthcare Group, STERIS Corporation, USA

 

Technical Adviser/Coordinator, Zhipeng Lu, Ph.D.

 

2015 UIA-PHG Seminar & GUPHA Meeting Health for All: Cultural, Populational, Operational & Technological Influences Dalian, China, May 23-25, 2015

February 2015

In the UIA conference in China, Mr Henning Lensch, CEO of RRPintl, will present his paper about Perinatal Center planning standards and the comparison of two recent projects in Central Asia and Southern Africa. 

 

"Perinatal Centers in Central Asia and Southern Africa - Using international design standards for different cultural and religious groups – case study and lessons learned"

 

We had to decide about the design standards in relation to the cultural and religious conditions. The applied design standards and also results from Evidence Based Design have both to integrate latest medical studies e.g. about the impact of noise for the newborn recovery process, the impact of rooming-in concepts and the specific cultural and religious background of the countries. 

 

RRPintl had to compare especially NHS HTM (UK), Australasian AHFG, formal UdSSR and adapted to Kyrgyz Republic planning regulations, RKI Robert Koch Insititure and DIN guidelines (Germany), EU regulations and AIA (US) standards. 

In both projects, we could successfuly combine different requirements and conditions yet with small “specialities” to fulfill local procedures and expectations. The resulst is not in contradition with international best practice yet adapting local traditions and specific requirements / conditions.

 

Mr Henning Lensch is co-associate member of the UIA public health group since 2008.

Seminar at the University of Applied Sciences in Weiden, Germany

February 2015

Solutions for Emerging Economies - Medical Engineering and Sustainable and Expandable Healthcare Buildings for the 2nd and 3rd World

 

Healthcare facilities are changing. Leaving behind the conventional actual care hospital, modern healthcare facilities have to face competition. The classical definition is changing, and new models are arising: healthcare diagnostics centers combined with rehabilitation and lifesyle/spa, healthcare ambulant centers combined with long term care, core hospitals integrated in malls and modern mix developments with hotels, apartments and universities. But not only the overall concept is changing, also the internal structure and strategy of classical departments become integrated in multifunctional interventional suite, interventional operation theatres and flexible multidimensional examination and operation facilities.

 

Mr. Henning Lensch will give an overview about latest new state-of-the-art models and recent integrated healthcare facility projects in Asia, Middle East and Europe, showing real examples and also a forecast for the latest strategy of both private and public operators. This lecture shall also focus on the changed requirements for this kind of projects, for the pre-planning, design + construction and operational phase.  

 

Healthcare Planning Workshop in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 1st & 2nd of March 2015

February 2015

Healthcare Turnkey Projects, Hospital Design, Commissioning and Medical Equipment Planning

 

This Workshop is intended to provide Hospital Executives & Managers, Contractors, Consultants, Biomedical Engineers, and other Healthcare Professionals with a brief overview of the following areas:

 

Turnkey Solution of Hospital Projects A Comprehensive Overview

 

Medical Equipment Planning and its role in Turnkey Projects

 

Design Codes and Standards for Medical Facility Planning

 

Commissioning of Hospitals including Facility Licensing and HR related aspects

 

CEO of RRP International, Mr Henning Lensch is invited to present three sessions covering latest hospital planning projects worldwide, healthcare planning standards and aspects for infection control.

New Projects in the Middle East and Central Asia

February 2015

RRP INTERNATIONAL has started two new projects: 

 

The first one is a state-of-the-art hospital in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 

 

In the second new project, RRP INTERNATIONAL is continuing planning and programming activities in Central Asia for a Master Plan project. This project will cover 5 hospitals with main focus and maternity, paediatric and perintal care.

 

With the two new projects, RRP INTERNATIONAL is strengthing the regional experience and presence in Asia - Central Asia and the Middle East. 

NAX publication about BIM

February 2015

Building information modeling (BIM) is a process involving the generation and management of digital representations of physical and functional characteristics of places. Building information models (BIMs) are files (often but not always in proprietary formats and containing proprietary data) which can be exchanged or networked to support decision-making about a place. Current BIM software is used by individuals, businesses and government agencies who plan, design, construct, operate and maintain diverse physical infrastructure such as hospitals and healthcare projects. 

 

RRP International is using BIM successfully in all awarded projects. The Federal Chamber of German Architects (Bundesarchitektenkammer - BAK) founded the Network for Architecture Exchange NAX (Netzwerk Architekturexport - NAX) for promoting the activities of German and foreign architects working abroad and for supporting internationally active developers and investors in their search for suitable architects and urban planners.

 

NAX has invited the CEO of RRP International to write an article about his experiences and lessons learned for BIM. Please find the link to the article below (German language).

Seminar in Singapore: Health - Made in Germany Hospital Efficiency through State-of-the-art Project Planning and Innovative Medical Equipment

November 2014

The rising demand for hospitals and medical institutions in Singapore and its neighboring countries is constantly increasing and will continue to be supported by the country’s large population, the preparation for a fast aging population and the expansion of healthcare services. As announced in the latest Singapore budget, the government aims to build six new polyclinics, four new community hospitals and 25 new and replacement nursing homes. 

 

The seminar aims to serve as a platform for the decision makers of the health industry in Singapore and its neighboring countries to exchange know-how on efficient and cost-effective set-up of hospitals and medical institutions. German providers of state-of-the-art hospital project planning and innovative medical equipment will highlight the benefits of their services and products with case studies and hands-on information. 

 

Mr Henning Lensch, CEO RRP International Hospital Planners Pte Ltd, will give a lecture about "European and International Trends for State-of-the-Art Hospitals"

 

The seminar will take place on the 9th of December at Orchard Hotel Singapore, Ballroom 1, Level 3, 442 Orchard Road, Singapore 238879

2500 beds new hospital in China - Henning Lensch appointed Juror

November 2014

The CEO of RRP International, Henning Lensch, was appointed as Juror for the design competition in Changsha, China, for the complete new 2500 beds state-of-the-art hospital project.

 

Henning Lensch was among other colleagues from US, Europe and China. The appointment as Juror for a major new large healthcare project is in line with RRP International professional engagement in both academic and professional association's committment. 

 

Offices from Europe, US and China participated in this competition with innovative green hospital design proposals.

Design Consultancy for Tung Shin Hospital Kuala Lumpur

November 2014

RRP International is warded for the Design Consultancy for the renovation and new extension of the reputated Tung Shin Hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malysia. 

 

With Tung Shin Hospital Consultancy, RRP International is further increasing market share for state-of-the-art healthcare facilities in Southeast Asia. Main focus is the implementation of best practises and international design in line with evidence based design and preparation for international accreditation.

Modular Hospitals for Southeast Asia

November 2014

RRP International is currently developing modular hospitals for the Southeast Asian market. The main aim is a sustainable solution for emerging economics with focus on emergency and telemedicine.

 

 

Master Plan for Bethany Hospital Tacloban

October 2014

Typhoon Yolanda (or Haiyan) hit Tacloban on November 8, 2013, claiming more than 70 lives and leaving wide parts of the city destroyed and under rubble. Bethany hospital was much affected and after having provided first-aid in the aftermath to several hundred survivors had to officially suspend operations on December 17, 2013. Ever since, the hospital has been close to the public and only the clearing of the site and some initial reconstruction has continued. Together with Prof. Konrad Obermann, RRP International has developed a Master Plan for the reconstruction and rehabilitation works.

 

The Clinic Real Estate in the next Generation 2014 - Conference

July 2014

The fourth conference “The Clinic Real Estate of the next generation Path-finding ideas and practical impulses for a better economy and performance“ will take place on the first and second of July 2014. The “The Clinic Real Estate of the next generation” is addressing the current developments, that will be covered in the plenary sessions as well as in two parallel workshops: Innovative hospital projects and concepts New developments in “Healing Architecture, ”Hygiene and OP-Technology, Building Information Modeling &Facility ManagementTechnology and the Environment Energy efficiencyLegal aspects, Financing, Contracting and Public Pricate Partnership (PPP) European and International projects. The congress is aimed at a broad audience ranging from hospital operators, constructors and investors to architects, planners and manufactures, in brief everyone who has planning and operating hospitals in common. This includes of course the approval authorities, institutions and public administration.

 

Architect Mr Henning Lensch, CEO of RRP International, presented recent projects worldwide with the main focus on Feasibility Studies. His project range will include major Master-Plans all healthcare institutions for MoH Kyrgyz Republic / World Bank and projects in Southern Africa, Mauritius and Zambia. Mr Lensch included in his presentation also state-of-the-art projects in the Middle East where he has worked in collaboration with VIVANTES International Berlin and other partners.

 

Carenage Health Centre

July 2014

RRP International could win another project with PPL in Trinidad & Tobago. The Design + Build project Carenage Health Centre has been awarded in June 2014 and shall be finished in 2015. The building will be planned in compliance with NHS HTM and serve the Carenage community in Trinidad & Tobago.

 

Trinidad & Tobago Health Minister Dr Fuad Khan said the state-of-the-art Carenage Health Centre will be completed by December 2015. The minister made the comments while delivering the feature address during the sod-turning ceremony for the Carenage Health Centre at Constabulary Street in Carenage.

The proposed site is on the same street as St Peter’s Roman Catholic Church. 

IHF International Hospital Federation / UIA-PHG Workshop in Florence, Italy

May 2014

The International Union of Architects Public Health Group (IUA-PHG) and IHF have been in relation for several decades, especially by the participation of IUA-PHG in the IHF World Hospital Congress with a session presenting latest development in architecture. To enhance this collaboration both partners have decided develop guidelines on hospital architecture to better help both the Hospital Executives and the Architects in relying on guiding principles to build or refurbish hospitals according to the latest developments in architecture and in hospital organization. The final goal is to publish short document(s) highlighting the key principles and practices supporting hospital architectural projects that allow to contain healthcare cost through hospital design while providing high level of comfort to healthcare users, an enabling environment for the latest technology as well as flexibility to face evolving needs. To kick off this project an initial workshop is scheduled in Florence (Italy) on June 4th and 5th.This workshop will be hosted by Centro Interuniversitario di Ricerca "TESIS", Sistemi e Tecnologie per la Sanità, Università degli Studi di Firenze.

 

Architect Mr Henning Lensch, CEO RRP International, is nominated expert and will represent the German Associaton of Architects for Healthcare Facilities, AKG, on behalf of the German Hospital Federation - Deutsche Krankenhausgesellschaft.

 

 

PPL & RRPintl New Arima District Healthcare Center in Trinidad & Tobago

April 2014

Arima District Health Facility (ADHF) is approximately eighteen years old. The facility has deteriorated over the years to the extent that the services offered by the ADHF are becoming inadequate to serve the current needs of the facility and its occupants. In order to ensure that the Ministry of Health´s mandate to provide excellent health care services to the citizen of Trinidad and Tobago is met, the Ministry of Health had decided to refurbish the Arima District Health Facility with installation of new infrastructure and services to meet international standards for Health Care facilities.

 

RRPintl with our partner PPL won the tender for the design services and started the project early April 2014. After the succesful IVCD laboratory project in 2012, ADHF is another project for the team PPL & RRPintl.

 

 

 

New Projects in Kyrgyz Republic, Trinidad & Tobago and Zambia

March 2014

RRP International has started the design for a new Perinatal Center (KfW) with AGEG Consultants (www.ageg.de) in Kyrgyz Republic. The project shall implement a new reference center for perinatal care in Kyrgyz Republic and is in line with training and accompanying measures. Partners in this 4 years project are also AVANCO and TAIMMTRUST, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic and Duschl Engineers, Germany, www.duschl.de.

 

In Trinidad & Tobago, RRP International is continuing after the successful IVCD laboratory project with our partner PPL the renovation of Arima Health Center. Arima will undergo major renovation and improvement to international standards.

 

In Zambia, RRP International is providing consultancy services for a new QC laboratory building in the framework of EU support to the health system. With this new project in Zambia, RRP International is expanding their activities in Southern Africa after the award for the Women Institute Feasibility Study in Mauritius in 2013.

 

 

Hospital Engineering Trends - Architecture meets Technology

January 12, 2014

Requirements and aspects for succesful international healthcare projects are different from projects in Germany. RRP International as one of the leading companies in the market for international healthcare projects will give an overview of the key factors, main differences and also challanges for projects in Asia, Middle East, Africa and the Caribbean. CEO Mr. Henning Lensch will especially elaborate on the cultural differences, the standards and buildings regulations and international team work.

 

His speech is part of the section "Architectural Concepts and Case Studies", followed by "Trends in Medical Engineering (OR, ICU, Endoscopy)" and "Civil Engineering - Building Services - Technology Integration"

 

 

Latest on Harmonization of Codes and Accreditation

September 7, 2013

During the Toronto UIA World Conference for Healthcare Architects & Professionals, CEO Mr. Henning Lensch will lecture about the latest trends on harmonization of hospital planning codes and accreditation.

 

Hospital and health planning is regulated by standards such as AIA (US), NHS (UK), DIN (Germany), Eurocodes (Europe) and Australian Guidelines which are also used in the UAE (Abu Dhabi Health Authority).

 

In addition to these international standards and codes, each country has local building regulations and standards for healthcare buildings.

 

Which framework shall be used for a new or existing project? How can this meet requirements for accreditation such as Joint Commission? What is the difference?

 

Architect Henning Lensch will present his recent experience in major healthcare projects in the Middle East, Europe and worldwide. His lecture shall include lessons learned in his study about hospital building regulations for the World Health Organization 2012 and a outlook about future trends for the harmonization of building and planning codes and standards, from High Care areas such as OT and ICU to ventilation requirements / infection control in patient rooms.

More than 55 Healthcare Projects on our Desks - Highest Number ever

July 14, 2013

Following the award of new projects in the Middle East and Africa, RRP International is currently planning more than 55 healthcare facilities in the stage of Master-Planning and Feasibility Studies around the globe. CEO Mr. Henning Lensch explains: "The ongoing Master-Plan project for three complete cities in Central Asia and new Feasibility Studies both for private and public clients in Africa and the Middle East brings the highest number of ongoing projects for RRP International and shows the importance of proper Master-Planning. RRP International is referring to the German Planning Standards for Master-Planning, adjusting to local and international standards in the different locations." RRP International is working with local partners in the different countries in close teamwork to manage the elaboration of all documentations.

Leaders in Healthcare

July 3, 2013

In the coming conference “Leaders in Healthcare”, Hamburg-Germany 3rd of September 2013, Dipl.-Ing. Andreas Duschl, CEO of Duschl Engineers www.duschl.de and

Dipl.-Ing. Henning Lensch, CEO of RRP International, will explain the impact of planning of healthcare facilities in compliance with international planning and safety standards.  Duschl Engineers and RRP worked on many national and internationals healthcare projects – from Europe over the Middle East to Africa and Southeast-Asia.

 

MEDICA 2013 - German Hospital Design

May 22, 2013

MEDICA - the event and conference for healthcare institutions and equipment worldwide.

RRP International will participate in the conference program "Innovative Hospital Design and Projects", 21st of November, moderated by AKG German Architects for Healthcare Design. Mr. Henning Lensch, CEO of RRP International Hospital Planners Pte Ltd, will lecture about "International Hospital Projects - Solutions for the Future - What makes German Design different?"

 

Already end of September, Mr. Henning Lensch will give a presentation about international planning standards during the UIA / PHG 2013 Annual Healthcare Forum + GUPHA Meeting at IIDEX Canada. Mr. Lensch is official German delegate at UIA Public Health Group since 2009.