Construction and Design - March 2021

Health System Prepares for Opening of New Facility

New hospital will be licensed for 320 adult beds, 84 pediatric beds and 44 maternity beds


Construction and Maintenance: Connectivity and Cyber Security Considerations

It’s crucial that organizations address security with construction and design firms and electronic-product vendors


Health System Begins Its Largest Construction Project

$251 million includes new emergency department and surgical building


New VA Hospital Moves Closer to Reality

Federal judge dismisses lawsuit asking to stop plans for new hospital in eastern Louisville


Hospital Revenue Losses Limiting Construction

U.S. hospitals lost $323 billion in 2020 revenue


Hospital Design in the COVID-19 Era

New ideas are being vetted rapidly, such as redesign of physical space and infrastructural updates


High School Building Targeting Healthcare Professions

Building to feature medical training laboratories that accurately simulate scenarios students could face in real healthcare settings


Venues Available for Vaccination Programs

Parking, wayfinding and accessibility are challenges for onsite hospital programs


Adapting Florence Nightingale to COVID-19 Era

Nightingale revolutionized hospital design by adding large windows to allow cross-ventilation and abundant natural light


Small Equipment Upgrade Turns Into Major Renovation

Hospital’s renovation began with plan to replace seven pieces of imaging equipment


Delayed Hospital Project Restarts

Financial loss exacerbated by COVID-19 pandemic delayed project in May 2020


Phasing: Strategy for Smooth, Successful Construction Projects

Projects must plan impacts to surrounding campus and mitigate appearance of change


VA Adding Clinic, Domiciliary in Jacksonville

Clinic’s architectural and interior design focus on sustainably designed spaces


Renovations, New Construction Can Address Healthcare Advances

Projects can incorporate consumer-driven facility needs, including virtual medicine and micro hospitals


Microgrids: The Sustainability Connection

Growing desire for reliable power and cleaner energy sources renewed focus on more sophisticated microgrids


Guide Aims To Protect Construction Workers from COVID-19

Resource is designed to improve ventilation at indoor sites without working HVAC systems


Pandemic Prompts Major Changes in Middle of Construction

One change converted 12 intensive care rooms to feature slightly negative airflow


Medical Office Buildings Connects Patients to Nature

Design incorporates green moss wall that cleanses VOCs from air and reduces noise


Hospital Aims for Inclusive Design

Design prioritizes a lack of visual clutter, carefully thought-out travel paths, scale and lighting controls


Hospital Design with Workplace Violence in Mind

Design guidelines place considerable attention on updated guidance to help combat violence


Big Picture: How COVID-19 Is Changing Facility Design

Pandemic has accelerated dramatic reforms in how hospitals look, feel and function


Adaptive Reuse Brings Clinic to Historic Building

Milwaukee project transforms 1847 firehouse into clinical location


Earthquakes, COVID-19 Affect Medical Center Design

To meet California’s seismic standards by 2030, UC Davis Health System to undertake $3.75 billion project


Hospitals: The Sustainability-Design-Energy Connection

An energy budget sets an energy target at the beginning of a design and construction project



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