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

10/31/2019


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

10/31/2019


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

10/30/2019


Shaping tomorrow's hospitals and outpatient facilities

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

10/29/2019


Emergency rooms designed for older patients improving outcomes

These ERs include separate and customized physical spaces

10/28/2019


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

10/25/2019


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.

10/24/2019


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

10/23/2019


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

10/22/2019


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

10/21/2019


Art in healthcare facilities can support good outcomes

Art helps to manage pain. Several studies have found that patients' pain levels are reduced by art

10/18/2019


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

10/18/2019


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

10/16/2019


Recognized interior designs include inviting, warm spaces

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

10/16/2019


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

10/15/2019


Resilient design for healthcare facilities about more than disasters

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

10/14/2019


The value of daylighting, even with LEDs

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

10/14/2019


Experiential design can benefit healthcare facilities

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

10/11/2019


Building smarter healthcare through better interior design

Many of the finishes chosen for a new, expanded or renovated healthcare facility are more than just passive elements

10/11/2019


A Houston hospital stays afloat during extreme weather

Hospitals learned the lessons of Katrina

10/10/2019


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

10/10/2019


Reasons to focus on healthcare interior design

There are job opportunities, as more healthcare administrators are looking to hire healthcare interior design experts, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

10/9/2019


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

10/9/2019


The impact of blue light on patients at night

Light is critical to our health because it helps synchronize the biological clock that maintains our circadian rhythms

10/7/2019


Quebec hospital interior designed to humanize the environment

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

10/7/2019


Designing to give patients more control with wearable technology

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

10/4/2019


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

10/4/2019


Design considerations by a nurse/interior designer for healthcare facilities

Healthcare should be the leader in innovative design solutions for employees who call a healthcare setting their workplace

10/2/2019


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

10/1/2019


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

10/1/2019



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