Acoustics, Lighting & Ventilation and their effects on Well Being – Elementa’s Pete Hender joins HCN as event speaker

Next month sees the return of the Healthcare Construction Network breakfast event. For April’s function, Elementa’s Pete Hender will be joining the expert panel as a speaker, leading discussions on acoustics, lighting and ventilation and their effects on well-being within the healthcare sector. The event, which is taking place in London at the RICS Building on the 13th April, is part of the Alliance of Construction Networks, a multidiscipline networking organisation where members interact with peers in key sectors.

Pete is leader of Elementa’s Oxford office and is speaking on a panel of 3, joined by Ellen Harrison from WSP and Andrew Bissell of Cundall. With all three having complimentary experience within the healthcare sector, the discussions are set to centre around how good acoustic, lighting and ventilation design:

  • Improves patient dignity
  • Promotes essential sleep patterns
  • Reduces intake of pain medication
  • Improves communication
  • Lowers stress levels
  • Aids recovery

Pete has 32 years within the building services industry both in the UK and globally, bringing a broad perspective and offering invaluable project experience to both his colleagues and clients alike. As well as Pete’s professional qualifications and experience, he is also certified Fitwel ambassador, part of the cost-effective, high impact building certification system that optimizes building occupant health and productivity through targeted improvements to workplace design and operational polices. As an ambassador, Pete is a leader and actively participates in the Fitwel’s healthy building movement.

Within his impressive body of work, Pete is one of Elementa’s Healthcare champions. This has led him to be continuously involved with large scale projects within the industry, including an infrastructure review of the whole estate at Guy’s and St’ Thomas’ hospital and a £115 million scheme at Broadmoor hospital. Pete leads our team on the £4 billion P22 National Framework with not one but two of the successful PSCP’s. He is also an enthusiastic participant among the assembled specialist supply chain members group. This group has a strong BIM focus and extensive experience across the full spectrum of healthcare facilities, providing NHS clients successful delivery of improvements across their estates and contributing to optimum outcomes for patients and staff.