Construction and Design - July 2013

Patient Room 2020 proposes technology savvy hospital room of the future

Design firm NXT Health has developed a proposal for the hospital patient room of the future in collaboration with industry vendors, healthcare providers and healthcare thought leaders.


New nursing school incorporates sustainable strategies in facility design

The Viterbo University School of Nursing in La Crosse, Wis., incorporated diverse sustainable strategies in a new 68,777-square-foot facility that includes classrooms, a simulated-learning center, laboratories and faculty offices.


LEED for Healthcare aims to help improve health of buildings, patients

The importance of green buildings lies not just in mitigating facilities' effect on the environment, but also in their ability to improve the health of the people who occupy them every day.


Submission deadline is Aug. 2 for Healthcare Facilities Symposium Distinction Awards

Symposium Distinction Awards recognize design teams, projects and individuals who have made a profound contribution to the healthcare design industry.


AIA selects 12 projects for National Healthcare Design Awards

The American Institute of Architects-Academy of Architecture for Health (AIA-AAH) has named the recipients of the AIA National Healthcare Design Awards program.


Restroom design choices can influence people's image of facilities

The image that is projected by a facility's restrooms is a direct result of the planning that went into the design of the facilities.


USGBC's LEED v4 passes member ballot, details to be unveiled at Greenbuild

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced its membership has voted to adopt LEED v4, the next update to the green building rating system.



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