Construction and Design

Projects are still doable during tough times for healthcare construction

Providing the best possible design is tough when uncertainty is the new norm in the healthcare industry


Crowdsourcing challenge seeking hospital electrical distribution innovations

Challenge will explore IoT's impact on electrical distribution


Urgent care centers implementing environmental scenting programs

MD Now is diffusing a vanilla fragrance in the waiting areas of all of its facilities


Texas healthcare facility mosaic mural to feature handprints

Helping Hands mural planned for San Antonio's Dr. Robert L.M. Hilliard Center


Partnering with students on a POE

Vision 3 Architects partners with university students to conduct post-occupancy evaluations for smaller facilities, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Costly skilled-nursing renovations can be good investment

Infection-control design elements save money in the long run


Many healthcare organizations adding wound care units

Planning for these units involves spatial requirements accommodate a hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Patient experience part of winning equation for 'Beautiful' hospitals

First-time entry won top spot in annual contest


Healthcare facility microgrids can mean more reliable, lower-cost energy

Healthcare expansion means a greater need for energy


Common problems found during building renovations

The older the structure is, the more likely it is that the building inspector will find some form of defect


20 most beautiful hospitals in America named

Orange Regional Medical Center in N.Y. takes number one spot


N.Y.C. hospitals use modular construction updating facilities

Prefab building helps rein in costs for healthcare providers


Microgrids for healthcare facilities

Is it realistic to utilize this type of a technology for healthcare facilities?


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Outdated senior living communities are repositioning themselves to stay competitive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



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