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Wednesday, October 10, 2018  |  9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

New Undersea Hyperbaric Medicine Clinic at BAMC – A Case Study

Doug Harper, PE
Federal Program Manager, Gilbane Building Company
Naresh Mathur, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
President, NMA Architects Planners

A growth in Hyperbaric treatment facilities is anticipated with Medicare coverage for Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy. US has an inadequate number of HBO treatment facilities for high-acuity patients according to a survey conducted by Undersea Hyperbaric Medical Society. Military has been a leader in Hyperbaric Medicine and research with a long history in San Antonio. A Hyperbaric Chamber was constructed at Brooks Air Force Base that was moved to Wilford Hall. Undersea Hyperbaric Medicine Addition to Brooke Army Medical Center completed in 2017 consolidates Hyperbaric medicine at Joint Base San Antonio. The facility provides inpatient and outpatient treatment for military and civilian patients for wounds therapy. Other hyperbaric treatments include air or gas embolism, carbon monoxide poisoning, decompression sickness, crush Injuries, anemia and acute thermal burns. US Air Force 2017 Design Awards Program recognized the project with a Merit award for achievement of design excellence.



1. Architectural Considerations including fire protection requirements for Hyperbaric Medicine Facility design and construction.
2. Interior Design Considerations for Hyperbaric Medicine Facility design and construction.
3. Construction challenges for Hyperbaric Medicine Addition at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio
4. Design and utility requirements for Architecturally Significant Equipment including Mono-place and Multi-place hyperbaric chambers.

SESSION FOCUS AREAS: = Generative Space = NOAH