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Options to Consider Before Re-Using An Overhead Medical Support Structure

The inevitable equipment upgrades and remodeling projects common to hospital settings often prompt questions regarding the merits of repurposing an existing overhead support system versus a new installation. 

Anchoring Medical Support Structures: Hollow Core Concrete Panels
Anchoring Medical Support Structures: Hollow Core Concrete Panels

Channel size and style, fittings, elevations, spacings, and overall dimensions are important aspects of a Unistrut support structure design, but of equal or greater importance is how the system attaches to the concrete ceiling.

5 Mistakes to Avoid - Medical Equipment Support Structures
5 Mistakes to Avoid - Medical Equipment Support Structures

Visit any hospital, doctor’s office, or outpatient clinic and you’ll see all types of medical equipment suspended overhead. 

Overhead Support Structure Mounting Options For Buildings With Inadequate Structural Members

"Many Unistrut applications require connections to steel columns, beams, or concrete, but what happens when these structural members aren't strong enough to handle the loads imposed by the system?  For example, what happens when you want to suspend a 1,000-pound x-ray system overhead, but the buildi...

Unistrut Support Structures for Patient Lift Systems

"When it comes to medical applications, contractors feel extra pressure to complete overhead support systems with lightning fast speed while delivering finished installations that meet demanding specifications.  Revenue losses from idle space can range from tens of thousands of dollars for an intens...