Construction and Design - August 2018

Painting projects that perform

Manufacturers offer insights on the central role of product selection and substrate preparation


FGI guidelines refocus imaging spaces on care

Imaging space design standards previously focused on the radiology device to be installed


Designing for intimacy in senior care setting

There are opportunities to design elements to encourage socializing outside of set programming, according to an article on the Environments for Aging website


Can design answer patient-boarding issues?

Healthcare facilities need to develop proper settings to house "boarded" patients, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Modular wall systems help healthcare facilities adapt

Improvements to acoustics and the ability to support medical devices make systems a better fit for healthcare, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


The importance of exterior and interior design in a healthcare practice

Healthcare practices are getting smarter. Their designs are changing, and for the better.


Personality, place, project and process key components to creativity in healthcare design

Research shows successful architects in healthcare demonstrate intellectual curiosity and the ability to collaborate, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Can using utility meters save facilities money?

Meters offer many opportunities for facility managers beyond what they've been traditionally used for. And the cost of meters is dropping due to technological advances.


Jamaican children’s hospital to save millions with solar panels

The hospital is expected to save $28 million in energy costs over the next 20 years


Senior facility partners with hospital on hybrid facility

The $100 million project will include an assisted living community and a health center


New Colorado VA hospital more than $1 billion over budget

Costs ballooned from $328 million to $1.73 billion as of its opening


Hospitals reforming energy habits

A typical hospital can use up to five times more energy than a hotel


Healthcare Design announces Rising Star Award Winners

The program recognizes newcomers to the healthcare design field who could be industry leaders


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


Wichita-area hospital’s $62 million renovation more than 'facelift’

'Project Renewal' is an effort to bring back and expand Via Christi’s behavioral health services at St Joseph


Spending on energy efficiency means improving patient care

Running a hospital means taking the reins on your energy output by making smart energy-saving investments


White paper explores how flooring impacts patient care

Noise levels can affect healing, reduce efficiency


Designing for specific behavioral patient populations

Experts say behavioral facilities' design doesn’t have to be hampered by the need for safety, according to an article on the Behavioral Healthcare Executive website


Emergency power system gives hospital reliability, redundancy and flexibility

Ensures seamless delivery of normal and emergency power to all loads


San Juan VA getting post-hurricane infrastructure upgrades

The project expected to lead to more than $1 million in annual energy savings


Cancer center uses clerestory windows to add light into interior spaces

The 52,000-square-foot Valley Health Cancer Center at Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, Va., features a range of natural elements, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Empathetic design is gaining prominence

Empathetic design is a way for designers to truly see and experience the healthcare environment as patients see and experience it, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Benchmarking helps boost energy efficiency in hospitals

Free tool allows facilities to track and compare their energy usage


Promote healing and create energy-efficient environments with modern lighting design and controls

Healthcare facilities can employ advanced lighting design strategies to improve patient and visitor comfort


Center for Health Design offers database on building environment outcomes

The Knowledge Repository includes almost 4,000 citations that connect the built environment to outcomes in healthcare and related spaces, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Interior design choices can support infection prevention

Style must be balanced with ease of cleaning



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