Construction and Design - July 2017

Behavioral health facility renovation designed for flexibility

Grand Rapids facility adds beds, renovates admissions area


Improving emergency department efficiency

Healthcare designers are implementing strategies within the built environment to improve throughput, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Report outlines senior living design trends

Experts identify four major trends that are influencing senior living residences and communities, according to an article on the Environments for Aging website


N.Y. healthcare facility to create 'medical village'

Glens Falls Hospital awarded nearly $20 million for expansion


No-money-down microgrid can benefit healthcare facilities

Hospitals don't need to cut into their capital to install a healthcare microgrid


ASID spotlights healthcare in industry briefs

American Society of Interior Designers publishes five sector reports that explore industry influences


Projects are still doable during tough times for healthcare construction

Providing the best possible design is tough when uncertainty is the new norm in the healthcare industry


Crowdsourcing challenge seeking hospital electrical distribution innovations

Challenge will explore IoT's impact on electrical distribution


Urgent care centers implementing environmental scenting programs

MD Now is diffusing a vanilla fragrance in the waiting areas of all of its facilities


Texas healthcare facility mosaic mural to feature handprints

Helping Hands mural planned for San Antonio's Dr. Robert L.M. Hilliard Center


Partnering with students on a POE

Vision 3 Architects partners with university students to conduct post-occupancy evaluations for smaller facilities, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Costly skilled-nursing renovations can be good investment

Infection-control design elements save money in the long run


Many healthcare organizations adding wound care units

Planning for these units involves spatial requirements accommodate a hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Healthcare facility microgrids can mean more reliable, lower-cost energy

Healthcare expansion means a greater need for energy


Common problems found during building renovations

The older the structure is, the more likely it is that the building inspector will find some form of defect


20 most beautiful hospitals in America named

Orange Regional Medical Center in N.Y. takes number one spot


N.Y.C. hospitals use modular construction updating facilities

Prefab building helps rein in costs for healthcare providers



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