Construction and Design - June 2017

Microgrids for healthcare facilities

Is it realistic to utilize this type of a technology for healthcare facilities?


Healthcare facility design impacting care

New hospitals that are more like hotels, with private rooms, gardens and art installations


Designing to 'right-size' patient rooms

Well-planned smaller spaces can accommodate patients and families just as larger rooms would


Centers for healthy living designed for 21st century wellness

Outdated senior living communities are repositioning themselves to stay competitive


Caring for healthcare facility electrical infrastructure

Whether a system is old or relatively new, proactive management and maintenance programs will help operations and maintenance personnel mitigate the risk factors that impact functionality and reliability


Healthcare facility renovation expected to save £15 million in 25 years

Approximately £1 million has been spent on the electrical infrastructure


New energy pipeline already creating savings for healthcare facility

Pipeline expected to save hospital trust half a million pounds per year


Hospitals building short-stay spaces within facilities

Outpatient observation spurs new designs


Medical villages are changing models for healthcare delivery

Villages can improve healthcare delivery by integrating hospital care with retail, housing, elder care and living systems


BIM supports architects and MEP consultants for healthcare construction project

Healthcare construction projects need a concentrated investment in coordinated MEP layout design


Facility upgrades save Texas healthcare facility $189,000 annually

Upgrades include infrastructure replacements and the installation of new air control and chilled water systems


Okla. medical clinic reflects Choctaw culture

Choctaw Nation Regional Medical Clinic in Durant includes bronze sculptures depicting figures dressed in traditional tribal attire


Australian hospital is aiming to be most energy efficient

Hospitals are the second most energy-intensive of all commercial buildings


Challenges of engineering leadership discussed

Too often healthcare building owners don’t get the results they expect from engineers and builders, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Michigan healthcare system opens new integrated-care campus

Thirty-year-old medical office building gets $6 million of renovations


Building a purposeful assisted-living environment

Residential and hospitality markets are strong influencers on senior housing


Healthcare facility renovation addresses patient experience

Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center added sconce lighting, warm wooden floors, and natural color palettes, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website



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