Disaster preparedness: More than just codes

July 19, 2016
Dan Chapel, AIA, NCARB

Dan Chapel is president of Chapel Associates in Little Rock, Ark., a nationally recognized firm specializing in animal facility design. His firm has participated in the design of more than 500 veterinary hospitals, boarding kennels, and animal shelters. Past projects include two Veterinary Economics Hospitals of the Year and several Merit Award winners. Chapel is a nationally recognized expert in the field of veterinary architecture, and has served as a featured speaker on topics of animal facility design at all major veterinary conferences. He has spoken at every Veterinary Economics Hospital Design Conference since 1981 and has served on the Veterinary Economics Editorial Advisory Board since 1985. For a list of articles and video by Chapel, click here.

Making your veterinary facility ready to handle nature's worst doesn't end with construction.

Your veterinary clinic has safety in its DNA-building codes require structures to withstand certain potential natural disasters. But veterinary architect and Hospital Design Conference educator Dan Chapel says it's up to you and your staff to extend the preparedness into your everyday considerations.