Understanding Water Safety for Construction – From Design to Occupancy

Robin Quinn
Robin joined Phigenics as an Account Manager in 2023. Her primary responsibilities include developing and facilitating comprehensive water management programs to optimize safety and efficiency in potable and non-potable water systems. She specializes in projects related to water management for sterile processing and water safety commissioning for construction, renovation, and expansion projects. Robin’s affinity for data-driven decision-making stems from her Pharmacy and Biochemistry background, especially in infection control. Robin has supervised a nutritional analysis lab in Des Moines and focused on interpreting chemical and microbiological test results via analytical software. 

Brief Description
This session focuses on the considerations that the Water Management Team (WMT) should have when asking: “How will we know our building water is safe and ready for occupancy by our staff and the public?” These considerations are framed by the published guidance provided by ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188 and the CDC, CMS, Joint Commission, and the Facilities Guideline Institute (FGI). Topics covered include how the water management team functions during construction activities, identifies known construction risk factors related to water, and how to use an Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) for water to determine where controls should be applied. 


  1. Understand how a Water Management Team can utilize guidance from ASHRAE Standard 188:2018 to address water management for construction.
  2. Review construction risk factors and related impacts on water safety.
  3. Identify control locations and risk management strategies for water during healthcare construction activities using the WMC-ICRA Tool.