Construction and Design - October 2021

Resources Help Managers Make Case for Energy Efficiency Funding

Implementing robust energy efficiency plans across an organization requires buy-in from leadership


Washington State To Add Behavioral Health Facility

Building will support clinical services ranging from medication management and psychotherapies to art neuromodulation treatments


ADA Technical Bulletins Target Sinks, Dryers, Saunas

Material addresses specifications for clear floor space, knee and toe space, forward and side reach, height, and turning space


Nevada Medical Center Expansion Breaks Ground

Project to include, acute care, ICU, emergency room; surgery department, radiology services, and increased emergency room capacity of 5-12 beds


Delayed by COVID-19, New Hospital Breaks Ground

Replacement for existing hospital will feature 146 private rooms, 26 ICU beds and a 30-bed emergency department


Critical Power Systems' Impact on National Electric Code

New research on plug load demand indicates need for code changes


$64 Million Senior Living Facility Breaks Ground in Arizona

197,000-square-foot building will provide 147 studio, one- and two-bedroom independent, assisted living and memory care units


New Guide Addresses Climate Change and Infrastructure

Report summarizes likely changes in various extreme meteorological and hydrological events and assesses vulnerabilities of infrastructure


Cleveland Clinic Project Expands Outpatient Services

$1 million project will add 16 examination rooms and two procedural testing suites, with construction set to finish in January 2022


University of Iowa Breaks Ground on New Campus

Campus will accommodate up to 48 beds, 21 emergency care rooms, 16 operating rooms, laboratories, a pharmacy, and advanced diagnostic imaging


Allegheny Health Opens 160-Bed Hospital

345,000-square-foot hospital includes 24-bed emergency department, pediatric-capable rooms and dedicated pediatric hospitalists


Indiana Medical Office Building Breaks Ground

9,372-square-foot facility is expected to house new providers, as well as two existing practices that will move to new location


VA To Build New Hospital in Louisville

910,115-square-foot medical center will replace existing Robley Rex VA Medical Center


University of Missouri Breaks Ground on New Children’s Hospital

New facility set to open in summer of 2024 on MU Health Care’s main hospital campus


Guide Targets Patient Room Lighting, Energy Use

Lighting Research Center offers guidance for achieving effective, healthy lighting solutions while limiting energy use


Indiana Hospital Expands Systems Service Area

With 622,000 square feet and 364 patient beds, IU Health Bloomington is larger than current facility


Emergency Care Center Brings 24-Hour Care to Area

New facility features new exam rooms, trauma rooms, a full-service imaging center, and a laboratory


GSA Lays Out Facility Resilience Guidance

Plan outlines actions that can help healthcare facilities adapt to the impacts of climate change, such as sea-level rise


New Florida Hospital To Serve Growing Community

Between 2010 and 2019, county’s population increased by 20 percent and by 2026 is expected to grow by an additional 7 percent


Renovation Combines Design Trends With Sensory Experiences

Senior center phased in renovation over six years


Louisiana Medical Center Adds Cancer Institute

Facility will include more than 80,000 square feet and provide access to medical and surgical oncology practices, and advanced imaging and diagnostics for treatment


Former Macy's To Be Repurposed as Healthcare Facility

Connected to a mall, the location makes it a convenient location for patients


2 Keys To Preventing Slips and Falls in Hospitals

As many as 1 million people fall in hospitals every year


New Hospital To Feature Patient-centric Layout

Focus also includes outpatient services using remote technologies


Hospital Expands with Nine-Story Tower

Existing hospital will remain fully operational during construction, and once new building is completed, old building will be demolished


What’s Trending in Long-term Care Facility Design?

From on-site amenities to outdoor elements, these trends impact senior care facilities


Penn State Opens Newest Hospital

300,000-square-foot hospital includes 110 private inpatient beds, emergency department, and imaging and lab services


Virginia Hospital Completes Garage, Starts Six-Story Tower

Building will blend New 245,000-square-foot outpatient pavilion will house physical therapy examination and treatment rooms, radiology and imaging suites, clinics for examinations and six operating roomsinto surrounding community


Six-Story Tower Will Expand Hospital’s Services

Expanded cancer space will be 15,000 square feet and feature 16 exam rooms and 20 infusion bays


New Modern Facility to Incorporate Cutting-Edge Design

Building will blend into surrounding community


Mayo Clinic To Add Eight-Story Hilton Hotel

Construction on $70 million project is scheduled to begin in 2022, with completion slated for early 2024


$1 Billion in Federal Funds Support Upgrades to Health Centers

Health centers will use funds for capital needs, including constructing new facilities and renovating and expanding existing facilities


Healthcare Facilities Resilience Topic of New ASHE Report

Resource offers guidance when designing and renovating spaces to address current pandemic and increase future resilience


San Francisco Hospital Incorporates Health and Wellness into New Design

Facility used flexibility, lighting and contemporary design techniques to achieve goals



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