Construction and Design

Diagnostic Software Delivers Energy Efficiency

Trouble spots included leaky water valves and faulty valve actuators and damper actuators

4/21/2021


Case Study: Hospital Design Centers on Patient Healing

Creating uplifting atmosphere was central to inpatient pavilion at Vassar Brothers Medical Center

4/21/2021


Design and Construction: Lessons from COVID-19

Future facilities to incorporate larger emergency rooms to keep patients more physically distanced

4/20/2021


New 136-Bed Hospital Coming to Washington, D.C.

Facility will include maternal health and newborn nursery and obstetric services

4/19/2021


Hospital Eyes Lighting Upgrades To Boost Energy Efficiency

System was spending $2 million annually on lighting for hospital, but also acute care facilities, clinics, medical office building and parking structure

4/16/2021


Texas Children’s Hospital Debuts Plans for New Facility

Groundbreaking is anticipated this spring for $485 million hospital

4/16/2021


Renovated Floor Enhances Hospital’s Flexibility

19,900-square-foot project provides additional bed capacity and swing space for entire building

4/15/2021


COVID-19 and Hospitals of the Future

Pandemic has accelerated considerations of the way medical facilities are built and designed

4/14/2021


Facility Updates Interior To Address Patient, Family Needs

Switch in furnishings and layouts increased the facility’s capacity and patient privacy

4/14/2021


Demolished Hospital Clears Way for New Facility

New hospital will have more than 200 beds and focus primarily on mental health

4/13/2021


California Hospitals Struggle With Seismic Requirements

Hospitals ask state to reconsider requirements written into law more than 20 years ago

4/12/2021


Rethinking Design for Looming Behavioral Health Pandemic

Systems should plan now to integrate best practices in design so physical spaces can support patients

4/12/2021


Center for Breast Health Completes Construction

Design features improvements for environmental performance, and project is expected to receive LEED Silver rating

4/12/2021


COVID-19: The Impact on Emergency Preparedness

Health system rethinks number of negative pressure rooms and space needed to expand capacity

4/9/2021


Gas-Powered Tools Sicken 12 on Construction Site

Crews were using gas-powered tools in a building without ventilation system

4/9/2021


Hospital Design Emphasizes Nontraditional Approach

Services for behavioral and mental health treatment require collaboration to meet unique design considerations

4/8/2021


New Hospital Gives a Nod to Hospitality

Symbiotic relationship seeks to create steady flow of travelers for hotel and more welcoming, hospitality-inspired setting

4/7/2021


Arizona Medical Center Starts Major Expansion

Project includes a second five-story patient tower that brings 109 new patient beds

4/6/2021


Carbon Footprint and the Role of Interiors

Impact of interiors might be responsible for emissions akin to those from building structures and envelopes

4/6/2021


Preparing Facilities for Vaccination Programs

After assessing data, one hospital determined it would locate its vaccine pod in its auditorium

4/1/2021


Health System Prepares for Opening of New Facility

New hospital will be licensed for 320 adult beds, 84 pediatric beds and 44 maternity beds

3/31/2021


Construction and Maintenance: Connectivity and Cyber Security Considerations

It’s crucial that organizations address security with construction and design firms and electronic-product vendors

3/31/2021


Health System Begins Its Largest Construction Project

$251 million includes new emergency department and surgical building

3/31/2021


New VA Hospital Moves Closer to Reality

Federal judge dismisses lawsuit asking to stop plans for new hospital in eastern Louisville

3/29/2021


Hospital Revenue Losses Limiting Construction

U.S. hospitals lost $323 billion in 2020 revenue

3/29/2021


Hospital Design in the COVID-19 Era

New ideas are being vetted rapidly, such as redesign of physical space and infrastructural updates

3/26/2021


High School Building Targeting Healthcare Professions

Building to feature medical training laboratories that accurately simulate scenarios students could face in real healthcare settings

3/25/2021


Venues Available for Vaccination Programs

Parking, wayfinding and accessibility are challenges for onsite hospital programs

3/25/2021


Adapting Florence Nightingale to COVID-19 Era

Nightingale revolutionized hospital design by adding large windows to allow cross-ventilation and abundant natural light

3/24/2021


Small Equipment Upgrade Turns Into Major Renovation

Hospital’s renovation began with plan to replace seven pieces of imaging equipment

3/24/2021


Delayed Hospital Project Restarts

Financial loss exacerbated by COVID-19 pandemic delayed project in May 2020

3/19/2021


Phasing: Strategy for Smooth, Successful Construction Projects

Projects must plan impacts to surrounding campus and mitigate appearance of change

3/18/2021


VA Adding Clinic, Domiciliary in Jacksonville

Clinic’s architectural and interior design focus on sustainably designed spaces

3/17/2021


Renovations, New Construction Can Address Healthcare Advances

Projects can incorporate consumer-driven facility needs, including virtual medicine and micro hospitals

3/16/2021


Microgrids: The Sustainability Connection

Growing desire for reliable power and cleaner energy sources renewed focus on more sophisticated microgrids

3/15/2021


Guide Aims To Protect Construction Workers from COVID-19

Resource is designed to improve ventilation at indoor sites without working HVAC systems

3/12/2021


Pandemic Prompts Major Changes in Middle of Construction

One change converted 12 intensive care rooms to feature slightly negative airflow

3/11/2021


Medical Office Buildings Connects Patients to Nature

Design incorporates green moss wall that cleanses VOCs from air and reduces noise

3/11/2021


Hospital Aims for Inclusive Design

Design prioritizes a lack of visual clutter, carefully thought-out travel paths, scale and lighting controls

3/10/2021


What Will Hospitals of the Future Look Like?

Coronavirus has exposed issues with current healthcare provision and architecture

3/9/2021


Hospital Design with Workplace Violence in Mind

Design guidelines place considerable attention on updated guidance to help combat violence

3/5/2021


Big Picture: How COVID-19 Is Changing Facility Design

Pandemic has accelerated dramatic reforms in how hospitals look, feel and function

3/4/2021


Adaptive Reuse Brings Clinic to Historic Building

Milwaukee project transforms 1847 firehouse into clinical location

3/4/2021


Earthquakes, COVID-19 Affect Medical Center Design

To meet California’s seismic standards by 2030, UC Davis Health System to undertake $3.75 billion project

3/3/2021


Hospitals: The Sustainability-Design-Energy Connection

An energy budget sets an energy target at the beginning of a design and construction project

3/2/2021


Prefab Strategy Streamlines Office Building Renovation

Exam rooms built as pods off-site and delivered nearly complete to construction site

2/26/2021


How Hospital Design Can Save Lives

For some patients, time is of the essence and can’t be wasted navigating layout

2/25/2021


Rethinking Design with COVID-19 in Mind

Expect hospital design to incorporate more infectious disease rooms, larger emergency departments and more flexible spaces

2/25/2021


Co-locating Cancer Services Improves Patient Satisfaction

Designing for multi-disciplinary approach can be challenging, but improved results are worth the effort

2/22/2021


Case Study: Renovation Helps Hospital React to Pandemic

Technology is likely used for virtual tours and smart maintenance

2/19/2021



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