Construction-related Infection Resources
CHICA–Canada offers these links for additional resources for infection control professionals. Links presented here do not imply endorsement by CHICA–Canada.
Additional resources and tools may be found on CHICA-Canada's Facility Design & Construction Interest Group web page (CHICA member password required). Courses and education may be found on CHICA-Canada's Education calendar of events.
Resources useful to ICPs involved in construction and maintenance projects:
Institute of Architects (AIA)
Home of "Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospital and Health Care Facilities", a first-rate resource when planning new construction.
- Canadian Construction Association– Mould Information Site
- Canadian Standards Association
Nosocomial Infections in Patients in Health-Care Facilities (2001)
Guideline from the Public Health Agency of Canada
- Design Guide for the Built Environment of Behavioral Health Facilities
National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems, Spring 2009
for Environmental Infection Control in Health-Care Facilities
Guideline from the CDC
- Legionnaire's Disease, Waterborne Bacteria Control Information
the Risk of Mold in the Construction of Buildings
From the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)
- Managing Water Infiltration into Buildings
of Infection Control during Construction in Health Care Facilities (2000)
Report from the Association for Professionals in Infection Control & Epidemiology