Construction and Design - January 2021

Hotels Eyed for Vaccination Sites

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

1/29/2021


Plant Operations in Spotlight for Energy Star Certification

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

1/28/2021


Major Hospital Campus Expansion Gains Approval

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

1/26/2021


Design Links New Children’s Ward with Nature

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

1/26/2021


Energy Efficiency in the COVID-19 Era

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

1/25/2021


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

New division creates four-step approach to healthy building design

1/22/2021


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

1/21/2021


Organizations Weigh Turning Field Hospitals into Permanent Spaces

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

1/21/2021


Fast Track: China Builds Hospital in Five Days

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

1/20/2021


Controlling COVID-19 on Construction Sites Proves Challenging

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

1/14/2021


Ohio Healthcare System Plans Expansion

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

1/14/2021


COVID-19 and Design for Mental Health Facilities

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

1/13/2021


COVID-19 Is Remaking Healthcare Construction

ASHE resources address key considerations for keeping construction site safe

1/13/2021


COVID-19 Continues Pressure on Hospital ICUs

Study finds 90 percent increase in hospitals reaching ICU capacity

1/11/2021


Seven Legal Considerations for Constructing Healthcare Facilities

The pandemic is altering the approach to facility design and construction

1/11/2021


California Project Addresses Research, Capacity and Earthquakes

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

1/11/2021


ASHE Offers Guidance on Additional COVID-19 Space

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

1/11/2021


Massive Construction Project Opens in New York

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

1/8/2021


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

1/8/2021


How COVID-19 Is Affecting Healthcare Design

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

1/8/2021


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

1/8/2021


Closed Hospital Reopens Amid COVID-19 Surge

Historic Community Hospital Long Beach has begun receiving transfer patients

1/7/2021


Assessing COVID-19’s Impact on Hospital Design

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

1/7/2021


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

1/7/2021


COVID-19: The Impact on Hospital Design

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

1/6/2021


COVID-19 Relief Act Funds New VA Hospital

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

1/6/2021


CASE STUDY: UVA Hospital Expansion Emphasizes Well-being

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

1/4/2021



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