Construction and Design

Hazelden Betty Ford facilities designed for homey, healing feel

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

5/24/2017


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

5/24/2017


Renovating underused healthcare real estate

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

5/23/2017


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

5/23/2017


Architect discusses efficient healthcare project delivery

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

5/22/2017


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

5/19/2017


Healthcare design can support community connection

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

5/16/2017


Build the right visualization system into the OR

Cameras and monitors must be compatible

5/16/2017


Designing ORs for efficiency

Technologies should be supported by functional design

5/15/2017


Texas healthcare facility recognized for energy saving

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

5/10/2017


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

5/9/2017


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

5/9/2017


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

5/8/2017


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

5/8/2017


Outpatient facility rehabs second location instead of starting from scratch

Rehabbed project cost a fraction of new construction

5/8/2017


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

5/8/2017


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

5/5/2017


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

5/3/2017


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

5/2/2017


Waiting rooms should be improved, not eliminated

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

4/28/2017


New Choctaw Nation Regional Medical Clinic designed with special brick and tribal art work

Much of the southern exterior is covered with 'Choctaw Blend' brick, which was created for the Choctaw Nation

4/27/2017


Nurses can influence built healthcare environments

Nurses called one of the most underutilized resources in design process

4/26/2017


Next generation of healthcare designers will need deep expertise

Knowledge across a range of topics and the ability to collaborate across multiple disciplines are also key

4/24/2017


Behavioral health spaces beginning to get needed attention

New research includes design guidelines, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

4/19/2017


Nurse’s plastic collection transformed into mural at Toronto hospital

She collected the plastic bits during her 28 years as a nurse in the intensive care unit

4/18/2017


Healthcare engineering: One millennial’s experience

We millennials are just as (if not more) driven by why we are doing something as we are by what the specific is that task we are assigned

4/17/2017


Three key insights on optimizing IPD, Lean and BIM

Traditional ways of delivering projects do not function to support the continually evolving trends and needs in healthcare

4/12/2017


Promote healing and create energy-efficient environments with modern lighting design and controls

Healthcare facilities can employ advanced lighting design strategies to improve patient and visitor comfort

4/10/2017


Healthcare facility lobbies create first impression

Lobbies are becoming spaces for education, engagement and solace, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

4/10/2017


Photographer supports healing through art

Aaron Chang captures Rancho Bernardo’s natural beauty for healthcare facility

4/5/2017


New children's hospital planned in Atlanta

New facility is being built to answer need for care

4/4/2017


Behavioral health design white paper available

Healthcare Design magazine is offering a free white paper on design considerations for behavioral health, including patient dignity, safety and durable interior products

3/31/2017


Designing for an aging population

Every environment needs to be a senior environment, including healthcare facilities, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

3/30/2017


Healthcare projects demand design and practicality

Construction for healthcare tenants can be one of the most expensive project types

3/28/2017


How a Houston homeless healthcare facility designed a space for comfort and durability

The challenge from the outset was to completely transform the outdated downtown building into a welcoming and comfortable place

3/28/2017


Finding the right information

The Center for Health Design offers resources that will help separate the noise from the signals, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

3/27/2017



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