Construction and Design - April 2021

Mayo Clinic Announces New Research Facility

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

4/30/2021


COVID-19 Lesson: Adaptable Hospital Design

Designers working with facilities managers to create more adaptable spaces

4/30/2021


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

4/29/2021


Protecting Healthcare Workers Through Facility Design

Updated resource emphasizes combating violence in healthcare using the built environment

4/29/2021


Pandemic Delayed Most Hospital Construction Projects: Survey

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

4/27/2021


Facility Design Beyond COVID-19

Most organizations are likely to convert temporary measures into permanent policies

4/27/2021


Penn Medicine Opens Sterilization Facility

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

4/27/2021


Florida Healthcare System Prioritizes Energy Efficiency

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

4/26/2021


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

4/26/2021


Future Facilities: Lessons from the Pandemic

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

4/23/2021


Diagnostic Software Delivers Energy Efficiency

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

4/21/2021


Case Study: Hospital Design Centers on Patient Healing

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

4/21/2021


Design and Construction: Lessons from COVID-19

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

4/20/2021


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

Facility will include maternal health and newborn nursery and obstetric services

4/19/2021


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

4/16/2021


Texas Children’s Hospital Debuts Plans for New Facility

Groundbreaking is anticipated this spring for $485 million hospital

4/16/2021


Renovated Floor Enhances Hospital’s Flexibility

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

4/15/2021


COVID-19 and Hospitals of the Future

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

4/14/2021


Facility Updates Interior To Address Patient, Family Needs

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

4/14/2021


Demolished Hospital Clears Way for New Facility

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

4/13/2021


California Hospitals Struggle With Seismic Requirements

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

4/12/2021


Rethinking Design for Looming Behavioral Health Pandemic

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

4/12/2021


Center for Breast Health Completes Construction

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

4/12/2021


COVID-19: The Impact on Emergency Preparedness

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

4/9/2021


Gas-Powered Tools Sicken 12 on Construction Site

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

4/9/2021


Hospital Design Emphasizes Nontraditional Approach

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

4/8/2021


New Hospital Gives a Nod to Hospitality

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

4/7/2021


Arizona Medical Center Starts Major Expansion

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

4/6/2021


Carbon Footprint and the Role of Interiors

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

4/6/2021


Preparing Facilities for Vaccination Programs

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

4/1/2021



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