Construction and Design - April 2013

Workshop addresses unique concerns in healthcare construction

The American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) is offering Healthcare Construction Certificate (HCC) workshops throughout the year at various locations nationwide.

4/25/2013


AIA webinar will discuss hybrid operating room designs

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) will offer a one-hour webinar titled "Healthcare Essentials: Hybrid OR - Integrated Planning" on May 7 at 2 p.m. Eastern.

4/25/2013


Harvard offers weeklong course on safety issues in laboratory design

The Harvard School of Public Health is offering a weeklong course on health and safety issues in laboratory design May 6-10 in Boston.

4/24/2013


Hospital hosts Brian Eno art installation to help patients heal

A hospital in Hove, England, is hosting two art installations by Brian Eno designed to relax patients.

4/23/2013


ASU student health services renovation updates facility, better ties it to campus

The renovation of the health services facility at Arizona State University focused on efficiency and the environment.

4/22/2013


Washington medical center earns first LEED for Healthcare certification

The Group Health Puyallup Medical Center in Puyallup, Wash., is the first project in the U.S. to achieve certification under LEED for Healthcare rating.

4/18/2013


Free webinar series offered on healthcare interior design trends

A one-day series of three free webinars dedicated to interior design in healthcare facilities will be held April 25.

4/17/2013


Design of assisted living facilities shifts to meet boomer tastes, needs

Design trends in assisted living facilities are evolving to blend home and hospitality finishes and amenities while using evidence-based design to refine strategies.

4/15/2013


Copper surfaces found to cut down on healthcare-acquired infections

Using copper alloy touch surfaces in intensive care patient rooms cut the rate of healthcare-acquired infections by more than half in a recent study.

4/10/2013


Building envelopes are evolving to meet ever-stricter energy demands

New codes and standards, the net-zero movement and evolution in facade systems are driving improved building envelope performance, which is a significant way to reduce energy use — a common concern for healthcare facilities.

4/10/2013


ASHRAE publishes second edition to HVAC manual for healthcare facilities

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has published a second edition of its "HVAC Design Manual for Hospitals and Clinics."

4/9/2013


Center for Health Design offers series of design trend workshops

The Center for Health Design is offering a series of four workshops on strategic design trends in healthcare.

4/4/2013


Healthcare flooring can help facilitate patient rehabilitation

An interior designer examines how healthcare flooring in one rehabilitation hospital helps to facilitate patient care.

4/2/2013


Open, indoor water features could be prohibited in new healthcare facilities

Open, indoor water features could be prohibited in new healthcare facilities due to risks associated with waterborne pathogens.

4/2/2013


Practice Greenhealth offers webinar on risks of flame retardants

Practice Greenhealth will host a webinar on flame retardants on April 3 at 2 p.m. Eastern.

4/1/2013



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