Infection Control: Part 1 – Fundamentals: During Construction, Renovation and Maintenance of Health Care Facilities


Construction, renovation, and maintenance of health care facilities bring specific risks associated with potentially fatal infection and illness. Preventing and controlling infection while these activities take place requires the implementation and support of preventive measures intended to protect patients, staff, and visitors from potential harm. Focusing on the application of the CSA Z317.13 standard, participants will learn how to address necessary measures and help control infection risk in health facilities.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Gain a general understanding of CSA Z317.13
  • Identify the risk factors and sources of health care facility infections
  • Identify all staff who should be involved in infection prevention and control measures during any aspect of construction, renovation, and maintenance activities
  • Review effective infection prevention and control procedures during construction, renovation, and maintenance
  • Understand and effectively apply infection prevention and control measures for renovation and/or new construction projects
  • Learn about industry best practices and how they can apply to your specific role


Background and Development of CSA Z317.13

  • How and why the Standard was developed
  • Risk factors and construction-related infections

Infection Prevention and Control Measures – Levels I – IV

  • In-Depth Examination of proper procedures before, during, and after construction in each of the four levels identified in Table I of the Standard
  • Hypothetic case studies to test accuracy in identifying levels of control necessary for compliance and discussing outcomes


  • Infection prevention and control measures Multidisciplinary teams
  • Preventative measures analysis – tables I, II, III

During this course, you’ll be guided through an intensive program developed by a team of industry professionals while participating in interactive exercises designed to provide practical knowledge and understanding of infection prevention and control practices that help protect patients, staff, and visitors during construction and renovation activities.

Prerequisite Training / Reading: CSA Z317.13 – Infection Control during Construction, Renovation and Maintenance of Health Care Facilities

Training Time: This is a one-day (7.0 hours) workshop.
This course is taught at your location with a minimum of 8 students per class.  We do not have any public courses scheduled at this time.

Note: Retail per attendee $1,995 which also includes all course material and instructor fees, travel and per diems.  

About your Instructors:

Gordon D. Burrill, P.Eng., SASHE

Gordon, President of Teegor Consulting Inc., an international consulting firm specializing in healthcare engineering and construction. He spent 13 years as a design engineer, followed by 7 years as the Director of Engineering for a New Brunswick Health Authority in Canada before branching out to Teegor Consulting Inc. in August of 2004.

Mike Hickey

Mike Hickey last worked as the Director; Facilities Management and Support Services for Northern Health Authority based in Prince George, BC. He retired in April 2013 after working for 35 years in the facilities management side of healthcare. Mike served as an Assistant Director of Facilities Management with the Healthcare Corporation of St. John’s and has worked in both acute and long term care.

George Pankiw

George graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada with a Bachelor of Engineering degree and has spent twenty years in the Canadian Forces as a Military Engineer working in various roles. George was the Facilities Manager at the Metro Toronto Zoo and has also spent time working as a municipal engineer for the County of Lanark.

Gary Stairs

Gary Stairs is a Facilities Management professional with 23 years experience in education and healthcare facilities (with extensive experience in the areas of construction, project management, operations and maintenance, administration and education); 16 years experience in technical and inspection services in the construction industry; as well as 8 years experience as a tradesperson and educator.

Jessica Fullerton

Jessica completed her undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics from the University of Guelph. She then attained her Masters of Science degree in Microbiology studying the bacterium that causes Whooping cough, also at the University of Guelph. Human infectious diseases had always been an interest and after completing the Infection Control and Epidemiology course offered by the Michener Institute, Jessica joined the Infection Prevention and Control team at the University Health Network (UHN) in Toronto. For the past several years, her speciality has been health care facility design and construction, focusing on design elements to help prevent the spread of infection.


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