Construction and Design - June 2017

Microgrids for healthcare facilities

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

6/30/2017


When fresh air in hospitals went out the window

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

6/27/2017


Healthcare facility design impacting care

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

6/21/2017


Designing to 'right-size' patient rooms

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

6/20/2017


Centers for healthy living designed for 21st century wellness

Outdated senior living communities are repositioning themselves to stay competitive

6/20/2017


Building energy modeling can help build an HVAC plan

Modeling systems can help facilities reach optimal efficiency

6/20/2017


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

6/16/2017


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

Approximately £1 million has been spent on the electrical infrastructure

6/15/2017


New energy pipeline already creating savings for healthcare facility

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

6/15/2017


Hospitals building short-stay spaces within facilities

Outpatient observation spurs new designs

6/12/2017


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

6/9/2017


BIM supports architects and MEP consultants for healthcare construction project

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

6/9/2017


Facility upgrades save Texas healthcare facility $189,000 annually

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

6/9/2017


Okla. medical clinic reflects Choctaw culture

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

6/8/2017


Australian hospital is aiming to be most energy efficient

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

6/8/2017


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

6/8/2017


Michigan healthcare system opens new integrated-care campus

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

6/7/2017


Building a purposeful assisted-living environment

Residential and hospitality markets are strong influencers on senior housing

6/6/2017


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

6/6/2017



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