Construction and Design - April 2020

Hospitals preparing more negative pressure rooms for COVID-19 patients

The need for these rooms can put more stress on hospitals

4/30/2020


Army Corps of Engineers stayed ahead of building challenge by being proactive

The Army Corps of Engineers is converting dozens of hotels and convention centers

4/30/2020


Hotels could be converted into makeshift hospitals

Public health officials are weighing options to prepare multiple building types as low-acuity healthcare facilities

4/28/2020


Addressing energy waste in the HVAC system

Smart building controls enable managers and technicians to uncover and address energy waste

4/24/2020


How energy efficiency is powering the new University of Utah Health Sciences campus

The existing chilled water plant did not have the capacity to meet the loads of these new buildings scheduled to come online

4/17/2020


Four COVID-19 design changes hospitals can make now

When existing resources and equipment have been deployed and new items are needed, ensure that items can be reused in the next time of need

4/16/2020


Growing hospital energy costs can be managed

Low-hanging fruit includes turning off or reducing power to electronic equipment that is not being used

4/15/2020


Increase in healthcare facilities driving the hospital lighting system market

Hospital lighting systems cover both the interior and exterior lighting

4/7/2020



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