During construction of a new 40,000 sf Emergency Room and Acute Care addition at Olive View Medical Center in Sylmar, CA, McCarthy Building Companies decided to take a hard look at the way they had been creating their Operation and Maintenance manuals (O&Ms). While McCarthy had implemented paperless building processes, meaning that everyone on the design and construction team had access to digital documents, their Owners’ facilities departments were still working with printed copies. The paper-based facilities workflow created several challenges including delayed access to information, misplaced drawings and difficulties documenting changes over time.


People expect healthcare facilities to be clean and safe, and ensuring the safety of patients,
visitors and staff is among the most important jobs facilities directors perform. Reducing cleaningrelated
hazards – including slippery floors, poor indoor air quality, and handling and mixing
chemicals – will help make your facility safer.


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Imagine being able to access facilities information from your tablet PC, iPad or computer, without having to search through stacks of old documents. Thanks to forward-thinking contractors and new collaboration technology, more and more facilities teams are making digital O&Ms a reality. 

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