Construction and Design - October 2019

Eco-friendly strategies for healthcare facilities

U.S. healthcare industry contributes 8 – 10 percent of the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions


Factors informing healthcare interior planning

People, process, place, and technology must be considered individually and in complement to ensure healthcare interiors contribute to a healing environment


Designing for healthcare facility staff satisfaction

While healthcare facilities are designed to support patient well-being, they can be unsupportive when it comes to caring for the needs of the staff, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Shaping tomorrow's hospitals and outpatient facilities

Establishing processes and standards can help deliver a consistent patient experience as well as economies of scale


Emergency rooms designed for older patients improving outcomes

These ERs include separate and customized physical spaces


Austin State Hospital replacement planned

A new hospital will replace the oldest psychiatric hospital in Texas, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Brooklyn Heights clinic designing spaces for adults, children

Weill Cornell Medicine is outfitting two floors of primary care outpatient clinics, one pediatric and one adult, at its facility in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y., according to an article on the Healthcare Design website.


Designing restrooms for long-term use can save money in the long run

Good design choices can mean lower operating costs over the life of the facility


Extreme weather changing design standards

Senior care facilities are adopting resilient design and planning strategies, according to an article on the Environments for Aging website


Illinois hospital's new $30 million emergency department includes an 11,000-square-foot green roof

The building is LEED-certified and 92 percent of the debris collected from its construction was recycled


Hospital designs suite to calm patients undergoing MRI

The new wide-bore MRI at the OSF Centers for Health in Peoria, Ill., features a four-inch-larger tube


Hospital, continuing care retirement community in China focusing on nature, natural light

The Taikang Ningbo Hospital and Continuing Care Retirement Community will include specialized healthcare, retirement living and retail, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Recognized interior designs include inviting, warm spaces

The International Interior Design Association announces the winners of the 2016 Healthcare Interior Design Competition


Outpatient facility design for introverts and extroverts

Waiting areas needs to allow for introverts to remain private as well as provide seating for the extrovert who is sociable and talkative, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Resilient design for healthcare facilities about more than disasters

Resilience can be about how the design holds up in the long-term


The value of daylighting, even with LEDs

Even when LEDs mimic sunlight, expert see LEDs as complementary to — but not replacing — daylighting strategies


Experiential design can benefit healthcare facilities

This trend is resulting in efforts to improve the experience of hospital stays and visits


A Houston hospital stays afloat during extreme weather

Hospitals learned the lessons of Katrina


Marquette University health facility includes state-of-the-art locker rooms

The Athletic and Human Performance Research Center (AHPRC) in Milwaukee combines training, testing and research in one facility, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


How to create collaborative patient-centered design

The goal should be to provide spaces that offer the patient a voice, contribute to collaboration and facilitate healing


Quebec hospital interior designed to humanize the environment

The design also focuses on wayfinding, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Designing to give patients more control with wearable technology

Wearable technology can increase patients' level of control over their comfort and care


Calif. hospital hospital rests on rollers to withstand earthquakes

Six feet of the facility would be able to move laterally in the event of a quake


Tennessee children's hospital designed for homey feel

Le Bonheur Children’s Outpatient Clinic was designed with forms and materials that suggest a 'home away from home,' according to an article on the Healthcare Design website



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