Lessons Learned Program - Lesson: Vinyl
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Gary A. McFarland, P.E.
Billings Area Indian Health Service
Billings, MT 59107
After 5 years of use the vinly wall covering in waiting rooms have been destroyedbecause of chair backs and waiting patients.
If vinly wall covering is to be used adequate protection must be provided to maintain the covering for a longer life. If economic measures reduce wall guards or chair rails, vinyl should not continue to be in the design.
The designer should recognize the traffic and wear anticipated in high volume areas and make necessary design recommendations.
Crow/Northern Cheyenne Hospital
Program: Various waiting rooms and inpatient rooms