Construction and Design - November 2015

Cardiovascular facility built with complex smoke-control system

Atrium size and building code required a large amount of outdoor air to be supplied to the atrium built with complex smoke-control system


Industrial engineer may be new voice at the design table

The function of the continuous improvement specialist is to oust the sacred cows of custom and habit, according to an article on the Health Design website


Case Study: Strong Memorial Hospital Bed Tower

The University of Rochester Medicine recently completed a significant expansion of its Golisano Children’s Hospital, the Strong Memorial Hospital Bed Tower


UConn designs kid-friendly research lab

The renovated 4,000-square-foot structure to house a MRI scanner while providing a welcoming environment


Service design can help improve patient experience

Service design works to identify needs and answer them with design, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Designing hospitals to meet consumer expectations

Public spaces of healthcare facilities are being designed to encourage healthy behaviors and create a more comfortable environment


Fifth Pa. patient death linked to bacteria in water

In all cases, the hospitals used a "heater-cooler" device to control the patients' body temperatures while they were on a heart-bypass machine


Study explores how outpatient clinics' physical environment affects collaboration

Environmental influences on collaboration were found to vary across scale, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Seniors want more engagement, stimulation in facilities

Seniors want a variety of activity options to choose from, according to a blog on the Environments for Aging website


Design trends reflect changing behavioral health needs

The goal to safely assess and treat patients with dignity is creating a need for evolving facility designs


Universal design in healthcare gaining momentum

Universal design is a method of planning and design that responds to as large of a constituency as possible and is as inclusive as possible, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Single patient rooms reduce HAIs, costs

Study: The cost savings more than cover the construction expense


Single-use device reprocessing kept 873 tons from landfills

Practice Greenhealth report says that diverting 92,205 tons of waste from the landfill through recycling, saving nearly $4 million


'Homelike' details matter in senior housing

White paper tries to get to the heart of what make a senior living facility feel like home, according to an article on the Environments for Aging website


Creating a healthcare environment that limits errors

Creating spaces with improved point-of-care storage and distribution is one way to address the issue of medication errors, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


The future of healthcare design

Healthcare Design magazine spoke with architecture students to find out what put them on their career path


Designers have a responsibility to patient health

Healthcare design can contribute to patient health by redefining the role of the built environment



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