Construction and Design - January 2021

Hotels Eyed for Vaccination Sites

Hotels bring unique infrastructure and operational capabilities to serve as vaccine administration sites


Plant Operations in Spotlight for Energy Star Certification

Projects to curtail energy use inside and outside of healthcare facilities recognized


Major Hospital Campus Expansion Gains Approval

University of California, Irvin project to include 144-bed acute care facility, ambulatory care center and cancer center


Design Links New Children’s Ward with Nature

625,000-square-foot facility emphasizes natural light and access to outdoor spaces


Energy Efficiency in the COVID-19 Era

Challenges related to to energy efficiency in hospitals are compounded In multi-facility healthcare systems


Contractors and Scientists Partner to Reduce COVID-19 in Senior Living Communities

New division creates four-step approach to healthy building design


Hospital Design Puts Patient Needs First

To maintain a setting that is better for patients with autism, the design emphasizes a lack of visual clutter


Organizations Weigh Turning Field Hospitals into Permanent Spaces

Officials encourage involvement of local CMS office, state fire marshal’s office and local building departments


Fast Track: China Builds Hospital in Five Days

A 3,000-room hospital is under construction in Shijiazhuang


Controlling COVID-19 on Construction Sites Proves Challenging

One-half of the respondents indicated training is “often” or “always” required by project owners


Ohio Healthcare System Plans Expansion

$156 million, 60-bed hospital and medical office complex could create up to 275 jobs


COVID-19 and Design for Mental Health Facilities

Demand for healthcare facilities that offer mental and behavioral health services is increasing


COVID-19 Is Remaking Healthcare Construction

ASHE resources address key considerations for keeping construction site safe


COVID-19 Continues Pressure on Hospital ICUs

Study finds 90 percent increase in hospitals reaching ICU capacity


Seven Legal Considerations for Constructing Healthcare Facilities

The pandemic is altering the approach to facility design and construction


California Project Addresses Research, Capacity and Earthquakes

The project aims to address a severe bed shortage and create a more modern, seismically sound hospital


ASHE Offers Guidance on Additional COVID-19 Space

Existing hospital beds cannot accommodate the millions of patients who will require medical care


Massive Construction Project Opens in New York

The cost of the project originally had been estimated at $545 million


Design of Mental Health Facilities Back in Spotlight

New research into the effects of the design is spurring the development of facilities that feel more residential


How COVID-19 Is Affecting Healthcare Design

The impact on designing healthcare spaces and workplaces is already being felt


Lexington Sees Wave of Healthcare Construction Amid Pandemic

A new project is one of several areas hospitals and medical groups that have renovated or expanded buildings recently


Closed Hospital Reopens Amid COVID-19 Surge

Historic Community Hospital Long Beach has begun receiving transfer patients


Assessing COVID-19’s Impact on Hospital Design

The pandemic has accelerated some trends, such as the one to a hospital without walls


Designing Hospitals That Foster Healthier Minds

The hospital has seen a host of mold outbreaks since 2005, when it discovered Aspergillus mold in an operating room


COVID-19: The Impact on Hospital Design

The new normal includes being able to modify existing facilities to quickly create isolation zones


COVID-19 Relief Act Funds New VA Hospital

Plans call for two buildings to be renovated into a 58-bed medical-surgical hospital


CASE STUDY: UVA Hospital Expansion Emphasizes Well-being

The new space connects patients and staff to the calming effects of nature



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