Construction and Design - May 2015

Alabama healthcare facility installs variable refrigerant flow zoning system

Choctaw General Hospital chooses HVAC system for patient comfort in its 44,000-square-foot addition


Designing healthcare facilities with virtual reality

Sanford Fargo Medical Center in Fargo, N.D., turned to virtual reality technology to experience its $500 million facility before it was built, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Architect discusses healthcare facility trends

Robert Meyer, Cannon Design, received the 2014 George Pressler Under 40 Award


ASHE resources can help healthcare facilities' infrastructures running smoothly

Healthcare facilities managers can find guidance on facility infrastructure in new ASHE handbooks


The right healthcare flow can improve operations and safety

Care delivery models must adjust to an aging patient population, a shortage of care providers and new treatments


'Lifestyle concept' senior care campus opens in Tennessee

NHC Place is designed to accommodate people as life stages take them from assisted living to other, more specialized living facilities


Healthcare facilities' redesigns focus on safety

Continuous patient monitoring to be part of the hospital room of the future


Mobile dental clinic designed for on-the-go patients

Studio Dental mobile unit has two treatment cubes, a sterilization room, a waiting area and mechanical services


Memory care design is evolving

Assisted living facility operator Heritage Enterprises set out to create a new model for memory care in 2010 and has evolved the design with each successive project, according to an article on the Environments for Aging website.


Memory care is biggest market trend in elder care facilities

Taking advantage of the memory care trend often means revamping current spaces for new uses, according to an article on the Long-Term Living website


Students help design hospital for Honduras

Senior environmental design students at Texas A & M University will show design proposals for a new public hospital in Roatan, Honduras


Tips for facility chapels

Designer recommends facilities approach the spiritual room design as more of a mediation space than a religious chapel, according to an article on the Behavioral Healthcare website


'MEP' may soon be known as 'MEP-T'

The technology network could be considered the fourth utility


Interaction Studio designed to foster healthcare innovation

Facility will help healthcare entrepreneurs to experience a prototypical clinical setting up close



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