Mazzetti+GBA Launches Tool for Healthcare Architects, Engineers
By MELANIE KILGORE-HILL
A new app recently unveiled in Nashville is poised to be a game changer for healthcare architects and engineers. Mazzetti+GBA has developed an innovative healthcare technology and medical equipment planning web-based application that facilitates real-time, continuous project coordination between the design and project management team of a construction project, including owners, architects and engineers.
M+Partner empowers project owners and design teams with 24/7 access to highly customizable, visual intel, optimized for any device. Unveiled at the American Society for Healthcare Engineering conference this spring, M+Partner provides a highly visual overview of a healthcare construction project, including medical equipment, as well as low voltage and active IT devices and systems all in a single database.
Users have quick access to change reports by discipline, snapshots of the Revit model for each space, and can further examine item images, cut sheets, reports and space details. As the project advances or changes, the impact is immediately visible to the entire team.
"M+Partner is a tool that allows everyone, from mechanical engineers and architects to plumbers and electricians, access to the exact cut sheet information they need," said Jeff Looney, associate principal and technology division leader at Mazetti+GBA's Brentwood office. "Whether someone's installing an MRI or medical gas for a piece of equipment, this assists them in outfitting."
Healthcare architects and engineers have traditionally been called on to piece details of each construction component together. Now, each individual has password-protected access to all information needed without a lengthy search. M+Partner is available to Mazzetti+GBA clients and their respective design and project management teams at no additional cost and is optimized for use on mobile, desktop or tablet devices.
"We spent 18 months working with developers and getting feedback and wish lists from design firms so the healthcare community is very excited about this," Looney said.