Construction and Design - April 2021

Mayo Clinic Announces New Research Facility

Eleven-story facility initially announced in 2019 as four-story building


COVID-19 Lesson: Adaptable Hospital Design

Designers working with facilities managers to create more adaptable spaces


St. Jude’s Launches $11.5 Billion Expansion

Hospital plans to spend at least $1.9 billion on new construction and add 1,400 jobs


Protecting Healthcare Workers Through Facility Design

Updated resource emphasizes combating violence in healthcare using the built environment


Pandemic Delayed Most Hospital Construction Projects: Survey

76 percent of respondents delayed one or more construction projects due to COVID-19


Facility Design Beyond COVID-19

Most organizations are likely to convert temporary measures into permanent policies


Penn Medicine Opens Sterilization Facility

Facility is nation’s largest instrument processing and surgical supply preparation operation


Florida Healthcare System Prioritizes Energy Efficiency

Organization embarks on a multimillion-dollar project to better manage energy use


Pandemic Prompts Reliance on VR in Construction

Experience had to be real enough that hospital staff could recommend changes just from seeing VR mock-ups


Future Facilities: Lessons from the Pandemic

COVID-19 forced healthcare facilities to make rapid changes to their infrastructure


Diagnostic Software Delivers Energy Efficiency

Trouble spots included leaky water valves and faulty valve actuators and damper actuators


Case Study: Hospital Design Centers on Patient Healing

Creating uplifting atmosphere was central to inpatient pavilion at Vassar Brothers Medical Center


Design and Construction: Lessons from COVID-19

Future facilities to incorporate larger emergency rooms to keep patients more physically distanced


New 136-Bed Hospital Coming to Washington, D.C.

Facility will include maternal health and newborn nursery and obstetric services


Hospital Eyes Lighting Upgrades To Boost Energy Efficiency

System was spending $2 million annually on lighting for hospital, but also acute care facilities, clinics, medical office building and parking structure


Texas Children’s Hospital Debuts Plans for New Facility

Groundbreaking is anticipated this spring for $485 million hospital


Renovated Floor Enhances Hospital’s Flexibility

19,900-square-foot project provides additional bed capacity and swing space for entire building


COVID-19 and Hospitals of the Future

Pandemic has accelerated considerations of the way medical facilities are built and designed


Facility Updates Interior To Address Patient, Family Needs

Switch in furnishings and layouts increased the facility’s capacity and patient privacy


Demolished Hospital Clears Way for New Facility

New hospital will have more than 200 beds and focus primarily on mental health


California Hospitals Struggle With Seismic Requirements

Hospitals ask state to reconsider requirements written into law more than 20 years ago


Rethinking Design for Looming Behavioral Health Pandemic

Systems should plan now to integrate best practices in design so physical spaces can support patients


Center for Breast Health Completes Construction

Design features improvements for environmental performance, and project is expected to receive LEED Silver rating


COVID-19: The Impact on Emergency Preparedness

Health system rethinks number of negative pressure rooms and space needed to expand capacity


Gas-Powered Tools Sicken 12 on Construction Site

Crews were using gas-powered tools in a building without ventilation system


Hospital Design Emphasizes Nontraditional Approach

Services for behavioral and mental health treatment require collaboration to meet unique design considerations


New Hospital Gives a Nod to Hospitality

Symbiotic relationship seeks to create steady flow of travelers for hotel and more welcoming, hospitality-inspired setting


Arizona Medical Center Starts Major Expansion

Project includes a second five-story patient tower that brings 109 new patient beds


Carbon Footprint and the Role of Interiors

Impact of interiors might be responsible for emissions akin to those from building structures and envelopes


Preparing Facilities for Vaccination Programs

After assessing data, one hospital determined it would locate its vaccine pod in its auditorium



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