6.4. Nonstructural design

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"Elements that are not a part of the system that supports the building are considered nonstructural elements”

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Non-structural design looks at essential systems such as (but not limited to) electrical, hydraulic, sanitation, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems; furniture and fixed or movable office equipment, as well as medical and laboratory equipment; supplies used for diagnosis and treatment; and some architectural elements of the building. Consult parts 2 and 3 of the Safe Hospitals Checklist for what to look for in the way structural and nonstructural elements.