Construction and Design - March 2019

Seismic-event-ready California hospital themed for natural elements

One-hundred-twenty viscous wall dampers are placed around the perimeter of the building’s floorplates to absorb vibration


Minimizing risk in hospitals with best flooring practices

Proper flooring can play a key role in helping minimize various types of risks


Designing lighting systems and controls

Daylighting, codes and standards and other factors must be considered


Hospital dementia wing adds pub

'Pub' at Swansea’s Cefn Coed Hospital in Wales serves non-alcoholic beer


New York hospital plans $2 billion renovation

The project will include residential apartments


Colorado Springs emergency department designed to be model of efficiency

The emergency department had experienced a 50-percent increase in patient volume, requiring a larger ER


Clinic development trends led by specialty and multispecialty facilities

The increase in these outpatient care facilities is inspired by healthcare reform pressing the need for population health management, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Multiplex transformed to medical facility

The new facility will retain the theater’s 12-foot-wide common hallways to create a patient-centric public corridor


What's the real cost of flooring?

It can depend on smart material selection, the appropriateness of the product for the space, and the product performing as expected


Understanding behavioral health design imperative

Many of the behavioral health design recommendations are best practices for any healthcare space, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website



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