Complete 5 pages APA formatted article: Facility Background & Site Survey Checklist. There are a total of 4 entries and exits on every building within the complex. The institution has 8 above-ground water tanks that can store up to 26,000 gallons each. The hospital also has its own helipad on one of the buildings. The primary gate fence is the main entrance into the institution’s compound. However, another entry/exit is specifically left for ambulances moving in and out of the institution. This entrance is heavily protected with double the number of guards at the point of entry.
The institution’s main facility is between two and three acres in size. The main building which has 10 floors, is at the center of two other buildings that were initially the center. The main building was built at the center and integrated into the other buildings behaving entrances that connect from each of the two buildings to the main one, making appear as one building with two extensions. Owing to the fact that this facility handles cash, it increases the sensitivity of the institution’s facilities, including the reception, the parking area, and the patient wards and surgery. In the case of disruption of these areas, the institution’s operations may come to halt.
The institution is located in an area of moderate traffic flow that is mainly determined by the time of day. There are different facilities with a 3-mile radius of the facility. Most of them are facilities and buildings owned by the University of Alabama at Birmingham. However, there are a number of hotels and other designated restaurants within a 2-mile radius of the institution.
The institution’s parking area is some distance away from the facility as the institution does not have ample parking space to accommodate all traffic in and out of the medical center. The parking space is located at 2128 Fourth Avenue North. The institutions have a shuttle service that ferries patients to and from this parking facility at all given times.
Owing to the relatively large scale of the institution’s facilities, there is a need to protect the facility owing to the sensitive nature of its operations.