Construction and Design

When fresh air in hospitals went out the window

Hospital went from luxury resorts to windowless boxes in the 1940s


Healthcare facility design impacting care

New hospitals that are more like hotels, with private rooms, gardens and art installations


Designing to 'right-size' patient rooms

Well-planned smaller spaces can accommodate patients and families just as larger rooms would


Centers for healthy living designed for 21st century wellness

Outdated senior living communities are repositioning themselves to stay competitive


Building energy modeling can help build an HVAC plan

Modeling systems can help facilities reach optimal efficiency


Caring for healthcare facility electrical infrastructure

Whether a system is old or relatively new, proactive management and maintenance programs will help operations and maintenance personnel mitigate the risk factors that impact functionality and reliability


Healthcare facility renovation expected to save £15 million in 25 years

Approximately £1 million has been spent on the electrical infrastructure


New energy pipeline already creating savings for healthcare facility

Pipeline expected to save hospital trust half a million pounds per year


Hospitals building short-stay spaces within facilities

Outpatient observation spurs new designs


Medical villages are changing models for healthcare delivery

Villages can improve healthcare delivery by integrating hospital care with retail, housing, elder care and living systems


BIM supports architects and MEP consultants for healthcare construction project

Healthcare construction projects need a concentrated investment in coordinated MEP layout design


Facility upgrades save Texas healthcare facility $189,000 annually

Upgrades include infrastructure replacements and the installation of new air control and chilled water systems


Okla. medical clinic reflects Choctaw culture

Choctaw Nation Regional Medical Clinic in Durant includes bronze sculptures depicting figures dressed in traditional tribal attire


Australian hospital is aiming to be most energy efficient

Hospitals are the second most energy-intensive of all commercial buildings


Challenges of engineering leadership discussed

Too often healthcare building owners don’t get the results they expect from engineers and builders, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Michigan healthcare system opens new integrated-care campus

Thirty-year-old medical office building gets $6 million of renovations


Building a purposeful assisted-living environment

Residential and hospitality markets are strong influencers on senior housing


Healthcare facility renovation addresses patient experience

Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center added sconce lighting, warm wooden floors, and natural color palettes, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Cancer patient looks at healthcare facility design

Architecture firm marketer gains new perspective after going through cancer treatment


Healthcare facilities' energy efficiency improves air quality

Salt Lake City Op-Ed says healthcare facilities' energy efficiency efforts can impact community health


Slideshow highlights Texas hospital makeover

San Antonio's Methodist Children’s Hospital's gets multimillion-dollar makeover expansion


Video offered on facility's role in recruiting physicians

Healthcare facilities are becoming differentiators


Hazelden Betty Ford facilities designed for homey, healing feel

Behavioral outpatient clinics and residential facilities need more welcoming, respectful interiors


Designing for children beyond cartoons

Children's hospital created a lobby that was welcoming and playful without cartoon characters or primary colors, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Renovating underused healthcare real estate

It’s important to be open to different models of real estate delivery and operation


Architect discusses healthcare design talent acquisition

Hank Adams discusses attracting and nurturing creative talent in a healthcare design practice in an article on the Healthcare Design website


Architect discusses efficient healthcare project delivery

Rudy Santacroce discusses efforts to tackle efficient project delivery in an article on the Healthcare Design website


Architect discusses healthcare client expectations

Diane Osan discusses efforts to tackle client expectations for availability and responsiveness in an article on the Healthcare Design website


Healthcare design can support community connection

The role of healthcare facilities offers opportunities to master plan, design and develop for the next generation


Build the right visualization system into the OR

Cameras and monitors must be compatible


Designing ORs for efficiency

Technologies should be supported by functional design


Texas healthcare facility recognized for energy saving

Baylor Scott & White Health-Carrollton won a statewide 'Energy Roundup' competition


Boston hospitals facing rising building costs during boom

Healthcare construction nationwide is expected to double in 2017 from the $19.6B in costs seen in 2016


Healthcare facility cuts power consumption with energy optimization system

System at Robina Hospital is on track to save enough electricity in its first 12 months to run light towers for a year


Supporting quiet in healthcare facilities

A hospital’s walls may be the first line of defense in acoustic design, but the floor and ceiling can also control noise


Royal University Hospital invests $13.6 million for longterm savings

Lighting, water use, building envelope, steam pipes and traps, hot water pumps, speed drives and ventilation systems get upgrades


Outpatient facility rehabs second location instead of starting from scratch

Rehabbed project cost a fraction of new construction


Best flooring options for stairwells in healthcare facilities

With most of the focus directed toward lobby areas, well-trafficked hallways, and treatment rooms, the stairwells are often overlooked


Survey shows increased profitability in A/E industry

Survey found net service revenue per employee reached a 10-year high this year, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Design issues for ligature attachment concerns

The Joint Commission announced an added emphasis will be placed on the assessment of ligature attachment in psychiatric facilities, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Thinking small: Designing microhospitals

The architecture and design usually follows interiors standards established by a health system to reinforce its brand, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Waiting rooms should be improved, not eliminated

Simple amenities can make a big difference, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website



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