Construction and Design - August 2019

California hospital gets half its energy from solar power

The system will generate 2.4 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of clean, renewable power per year

8/30/2019


Tips for a successful construction project

No construction project ever goes perfectly, but follow these tips to increase your chances of an on-time, on-budget building

8/29/2019


Hospital infection rates drop with single-patient rooms

Single-patient room experience also supports privacy, confidentiality, comfort, reduced noise and improved quality of sleep

8/28/2019


Mosaics for morale: Colorful murals designed to brighten healthcare facilities

Mosaics can differentiate a healthcare space and its unique characteristics from competing hospitals, while bringing a positive energy to traditionally stressful environments

8/28/2019


Acoustics involves a number of factors

The ceiling, the walls, the floor and the soundmasking system all play important roles in determining the acoustical quality of a space

8/27/2019


New York hospital plans $2 billion renovation

The project will include residential apartments

8/27/2019


Going hybrid for maximum heating efficiencies

Two types of boilers can be better than one

8/26/2019


Tips for energy efficient healthcare facilities

Improving energy efficiency can be done in a few minutes a day

8/23/2019


Mass. hospice designed to be uplifting

Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln, Mass., is a functional and uplifting environment for the staff, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

8/22/2019


Stanford Medicine expansion almost finished

The project includes updating the School of Medicine with new labs

8/20/2019


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

8/20/2019


Four energy-saving design tips for cold climates

In cold climates, heating loads are key

8/19/2019


Recognized interior designs include inviting, warm spaces

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

8/19/2019


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

8/16/2019



Emergency rooms designed for older patients improving outcomes

These ERs include separate and customized physical spaces

8/14/2019


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

8/9/2019


Net zero energy is the future of facilities

Practices, considerations for an ultra-efficient building

8/8/2019


Boston hospital expansion to include disaster, flood protection

The design will consider every worst-case scenario

8/7/2019


The value of daylighting, even with LEDs

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

8/6/2019


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

8/5/2019


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

8/5/2019


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

Many patient-room shower stalls were in need of repair

8/2/2019


Planning for longterm energy efficiency

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

8/1/2019


New paint and coating technology has long-term benefits

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

8/1/2019



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