Construction and Design - February 2020

2020 healthcare design trends

Design should address: recruitment and retention, integrating research and technology and population health issues


Green hospital design redefining healthcare

Hospitals are exploring efficient ways to reduce the toxins and contaminants in the air throughout the facility as well as save energy and water


Redefining surface performance

How innovations in engineered surfaces are changing what designers demand from flooring


It’s time to update your collaboration spaces

Companies that offer flexible geographic, collaborative and high-tech work environments have reported their workers are happier and more likely to stay with that place of employment


Sustainable design can support health and recovery of patients

Sustainable design elements can also benefit staff and visitors


Flexible pipes support California hospital’s seismic safety

Loma Linda University Health facility is near major earthquake faults


Time-lapsed video of first coronavirus hospital being built

More than 1,000 workers and 100 machines worked non-stop for days


Designing for intimacy in senior care setting (Happy Valentines Day!)

There are opportunities to design elements to encourage socializing outside of set programming, according to an article on the Environments for Aging website


Many San Francisco area hospitals still at risk of earthquake collapse

Risk still exists 12 years past retrofit deadline


Photo tour: China's first coronavirus hospital

1,000-bed Wuhan facility built in well under two weeks


Putting the creative brain to work in healthcare facilities design

When we let the unconscious work, we can provide better spaces for healthcare


How to operate a 'biophilic' facility

Facilities managers should be at the table to ensure biophilic benefits continue throughout the building’s life cycle


Designing the hospital of the future

Mock-ups of Minnesota hospital help hospital staff create efficient, effective space


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


How can China build a hospital for coronavirus so quickly?

Staff hoped hospital will be completed within six days


The value of daylighting, even with LEDs

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



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