Construction and Design - September 2016

Recognized interior designs include inviting, warm spaces

The International Interior Design Association announces the winners of the 2016 Healthcare Interior Design Competition


Simulation center tests new technologies

A flexible simulation environment allows technology innovators to test their products


Toronto healthcare facility redesigns suites for moms

Four new self-care hospitality suites opened at Mount Sinai Hospital, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Center for Health Research & Design working on three evidence-based design projects

CHRD is collaborating with local nonprofit healthcare organization BJC HealthCare to look at key healthcare environments


Better inpatient unit considers patient engagement

The search for the right inpatient unit design should go beyond size, footprint and type of care, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Navigating the new drone rules during healthcare facility construction

Newly published rules will provide a clearer regulatory framework for construction companies


Photo tour of Children’s Pavilion at Children’s Hospital of Richmond

The Children’s Pavilion at Children’s Hospital of Richmond was designed to create a gateway to the Virginia Commonwealth University campus, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


When can existing MEP systems be reused in a renovation?

Mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems may not need to be replaced


Creating design unity in healthcare mergers

Combining systems, facilities creates interior design challenges


Insights into clinic design

Post-occupancy evaluations of four clinics using the open team center model reveal which design strategies are most successful, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Five ways healthcare facilities are improving the workplace

Hospitals are trying to reduce clinician burnout


Hospitals working to accommodate obese patients

Hospitals across the country are making structural changes to support an increasingly heavy patient population


Organization supporting next generation of evidence-based design researchers

Center for Health Design requesting proposals to improve healthcare outcomes through the built environment


Nevada project uses BIM/3-D integrated workflow

UHS Henderson Hospital engineers and detailers collaborated to produce design deliverables and shop drawings from the same 3-D BIM model, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Design flaws blamed for Royal Hospital for Sick Children delay

Pressure to meet deadlines and “seriously flawed” designs linked to six-month delay


Designing flexible core labs in healthcare facilities

Ideal lab promotes collaboration and is flexible and easily modified


Healthcare construction rising

Spending for new hospital construction is projected to be more than $7 billion in 2016


Survey explores lighting in healthcare facilities

The average engineering firm specifies $868,411 in lighting and lighting control products for healthcare facilities annually


Spaulding Rehabilitation recognized for cutting energy use

ASHE's first Energy Champion reduced energy use by 15 percent



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