Construction and Design

Sound strategy for senior environments

Designers can’t control the aging process and the effects hearing loss has on the individual resident, but they can control the built environment, according to an article on the Environments on Aging website

7/11/2019


Selecting a roofing system

Roofing should be considered as a system, not just individual products

7/10/2019


Commissioning mistakes can undermine sustainability efforts

Including commissioning on the front end of a project can save huge problems later

7/8/2019


Survey sheds light on senior living priorities

Designs should balance views to the outdoors with open wall space, according to an article on the Environments for Aging website

7/2/2019


Houston healthcare facility overhauls parking structures

The project included installation of 200 entry and exit kiosks, 47 pay-on-foot kiosks and 30 cash recycling machines

7/1/2019


Cosmetic surgery facilities more than 'spa-like'

Cosmetic surgery clinics need to do more than boost the marketability of the practice, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

7/1/2019


Florida hospital designed for resiliency

Mount Sinai Medical Center houses Miami Beach's emergency command center

6/28/2019


Boston hospital expansion to include disaster, flood protection

The design will consider every worst-case scenario

6/25/2019


Community and staff input informs new North Dakota hospital

The project has included an education and design workshop process

6/20/2019


The intersection of design and healthcare

Besides aesthetics, hospitals are seeking architectural updates that improve safety, environmental friendliness and patient/staff satisfaction

6/20/2019


Avoiding flooring hazards and complying with OSHA

Identifying and addressing a host of potential hazards, including flooring, that can bring OSHA inspectors into facilities

6/19/2019


Patient satisfaction, market needs drive healthcare renovation trends

At the end of 2017, more than 15,000 healthcare construction projects were underway in the United States

6/19/2019


Clinics trying to improve the experience to encourage mammograms

Some facilities are offering chair massages and goody bags

6/18/2019


Healthcare architecture market exhibits 4.1% CAGR, increasing medical tourism to fuel demand

The number of healthcare architecture establishments are also expected to increase during the forecast period 2018-2025 owing to the high demand for design consultant for healthcare facilities

6/14/2019


Extreme weather changing design standards

Senior care facilities are adopting resilient design and planning strategies, according to an article on the Environments for Aging website

6/13/2019


How to keep a facility running during expansion and / or renovation

By mixing creative choreography with ground rules, goals and expectations, owners and construction firms can make these hard jobs a little easier

6/12/2019


Top healthcare facility renovation pain points

The project timeline must be carefully managed to avoid disruptions in patient care

6/11/2019


Acoustics concerns making more noise in healthcare facilities

In addition to helping patients heal, hospitals are also motivated to reduce noise levels as it impacts funding and is part of the building code

6/10/2019


Parking a crucial part of patient experience

Healthcare administrators can be challenged when it comes to providing their customers and employees with adequate, efficient parking, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/10/2019


New Orlando rehab center has hotel feel

The facility has a lot of angles and curves and relied on evidence-based design practices

6/7/2019


How to keep a facility running during expansion and / or renovation

By mixing creative choreography with ground rules, goals and expectations, owners and construction firms can make these hard jobs a little easier

6/7/2019


Strategies to improve facility collaboration

Facility managers should respond to the trend toward collaboration

6/6/2019


Hospital designs suite to calm patients undergoing MRI

The new wide-bore MRI at the OSF Centers for Health in Peoria, Ill., features a four-inch-larger tube

6/6/2019


How healthcare facility design can improve patient well-being

Exposure to daylight as well as acoustical and thermal comfort are key

6/5/2019


What does the future of healthcare facility design look like?

Changes to the design of a facility can be implemented for a number of reasons, ranging from new equipment, new services or perhaps even downgrading certain departments

6/4/2019


How to free up capital for hospital renovations

Unload medical office buildings, other real estate

6/3/2019


Children’s hospital using input, mock rooms to design mental-health facility

Mock rooms built to mimic nine-story behavioral health pavilion

5/30/2019


Flexible pipes support California hospital’s seismic safety

Loma Linda University Health facility is near major earthquake faults

5/29/2019


Saskatchewan children's hospital designed with 'home-like environment'

The new Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital is bursting with color

5/23/2019


'Boutique care’ facility opens in Louisiana

The imaging center was designed to create a private, relaxing and efficient one-stop shop for women

5/23/2019


100-year-old Pa. healthcare campus gets $31 million renovation

St. Luke's Sacred Heart expanding services at Allentown campus

5/21/2019


Design contest helps fill research void for behavioral facilities

The Institute for Patient-Centered Design held design competition focusing on the behavioral healthcare inpatient bedroom and bathroom, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

5/21/2019


Earthquake regulations could affect California hospitals' S&P ratings

State law requires hospitals to upgrade facilities to be earthquake resilient

5/20/2019


Creating more comfortable healthcare facilities

Incorporating hospitality, spa and more wellness design elements fights 'sterile' stereotype

5/20/2019



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