Construction and Design - August 2018

Painting projects that perform

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

8/31/2018


FGI guidelines refocus imaging spaces on care

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

8/31/2018


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

8/31/2018


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

8/31/2018


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

8/30/2018


The importance of exterior and interior design in a healthcare practice

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

8/30/2018


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

8/28/2018


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.

8/28/2018


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

8/28/2018


Senior facility partners with hospital on hybrid facility

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

8/27/2018


New Colorado VA hospital more than $1 billion over budget

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

8/24/2018


Hospitals reforming energy habits

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

8/24/2018


Healthcare Design announces Rising Star Award Winners

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

8/24/2018


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

8/24/2018


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

8/23/2018


Top healthcare facility renovation pain points

The project timeline must be carefully managed to avoid disruptions in patient care

8/17/2018


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

8/16/2018


White paper explores how flooring impacts patient care

Noise levels can affect healing, reduce efficiency

8/16/2018


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

8/14/2018


Emergency power system gives hospital reliability, redundancy and flexibility

Ensures seamless delivery of normal and emergency power to all loads

8/14/2018


San Juan VA getting post-hurricane infrastructure upgrades

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

8/10/2018


Healthcare fixtures designed for cutting costs, infections

Healthcare facilities need to cater to this changing demographic in all areas of their operations, including restroom design and construction

8/9/2018


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

8/9/2018


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

8/8/2018


Benchmarking helps boost energy efficiency in hospitals

Free tool allows facilities to track and compare their energy usage

8/8/2018


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

8/6/2018


Energy retrofit project brings cost savings without patient disruption

The $5.5 million project is calculated to pay for itself in just under three years

8/6/2018


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

8/3/2018


Interior design choices can support infection prevention

Style must be balanced with ease of cleaning

8/3/2018


Patient satisfaction, market needs drive healthcare renovation trends

At the end of 2017, more than 15,000 healthcare construction projects were underway in the United States

8/2/2018



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