Construction and Design - November 2018

Former newspaper offices transformed to ‘spa-like’ women’s health center

Rather than a traditional registration desk, the center offers a concierge desk

11/21/2018


Closed Chicago hospital gets $145 million facelift

The old Cook County Hospital closed 16 years ago

11/20/2018


A continuous assessment: Understanding compliance during new construction

Healthcare facilities must keep pace with rapid changes in code compliance, neighborhood health, sustainability and energy management

11/20/2018


Design can support mental healthcare delivery

Behavioral-health architects must consider how to design facilities that foster productive interaction

11/15/2018


Building proton therapy center creates big challenges

The cyclotron at the Texas Center for Proton Therapy weighs as much as a fully loaded Boeing 757, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

11/14/2018


New South Wales hospitals turning into mini power plants

Hospitals and schools are using solar panels and batteries to cut energy costs

11/14/2018


Improving arc flash safety in healthcare

The dangers of events are made worse by the possibility of downtime

11/13/2018


Men’s health facility design more 'club' than 'clinic'

These male-centric facilities are not the typical doctor’s office

11/13/2018


Green hospital design redefining healthcare

Hospitals are exploring efficient ways to reduce the toxins and contaminants in the air throughout the facility as well as save energy and water

11/12/2018


Collaborative healthcare construction urged by panel

Stakeholders need to be involved early when planning healthcare facilities

11/8/2018


Kentucky children's hospital plans renovation

Norton Children’s Hospital plans new cardiac intensive care unit and renovated critical care center, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

11/7/2018


USP introduces new rules for compounded sterile products

It’s incumbent on facility managers to assess their operations to determine what compliance issues might arise if USP <797> is implemented as currently written

11/6/2018


Pa. hospital's sloping landscape inspires green roof

New patient rooms have views of a healing garden, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

11/2/2018



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