As some medical facilities repurpose parking structures as temporary treatment structures to handle patient overflow due to COVID-19, Watry Design (San Jose, Calif.), an integrated architecture, structural engineering, and planning firm, has published an article outlining the safety risks and challenges this poses.

In the article, the firm discusses important safety considerations when using structured parking to manage patient overflow, including fire and life safety requirements and structural loads.

The article can be found on the firm’s website here.