Construction and Design - August 2019

Stanford Medicine expansion almost finished

The project includes updating the School of Medicine with new labs


Workplace culture key to return on investment

Good healthcare design is informed by the reality that culture as key to leveraging the investment in capital building projects, according to an article on the Healthcare Design


Four energy-saving design tips for cold climates

In cold climates, heating loads are key


Recognized interior designs include inviting, warm spaces

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


NICU renovation was executed in phases

The design of the existing Allison Family NICU at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital made it impossible to renovate one complete side at a time, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Emergency rooms designed for older patients improving outcomes

These ERs include separate and customized physical spaces


Solar power, other tech, can save hospitals money and energy

Technologies can help can cut costs and improve energy efficiency


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


Net zero energy is the future of facilities

Practices, considerations for an ultra-efficient building


Boston hospital expansion to include disaster, flood protection

The design will consider every worst-case scenario


The value of daylighting, even with LEDs

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


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


Healthcare facility renovation addresses patient experience

Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center added sconce lighting, warm wooden floors and natural color palettes, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Texas children’s hospital relies on non-toxic coating for shower stall repairs

Many patient-room shower stalls were in need of repair


Planning for longterm energy efficiency

A multi-year energy planning process allows for a wide range of 'what-if' scenarios


New paint and coating technology has long-term benefits

Meeting facility sustainability needs means staying abreast of changes in products and applications



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