Construction and Design - June 2021

Health-Housing Project Targets Community Needs

3.7-acre complex is designed to increase access to healthcare and affordable housing for area’s most vulnerable

6/17/2021


Seismic Shift: System Opts To Build New, Not Retrofit

Retrofitting existing facility would cost about as much as building new hospital

6/17/2021


COVID-19 Influences Hospitals’ Upgrades

Lessons learned during pandemic applied to building overhauls, including need for patient privacy and expanded digital capabilities

6/17/2021


Penn Medicine’s New Pavilion Focuses on HVAC Efficiency and Sustainability

New 1.5 million-square-foot Philadelphia hospital set to open in fall of 2021

6/16/2021


New Hospital’s Design Process Embraces Real Life

Architects, nurses and physicians collaborate to refine design of critical rooms at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital

6/16/2021


Hospital’s Construction Delayed Over COVID-19

Plans for new $240 million facility have been delayed again

6/15/2021


Which State Just Opened Its First New Hospital in 30 Years?

$543 million hospital has been more than a decade in planning

6/14/2021


Hospital Upgrades Reflect Impact of COVID-19

Facility to offer more single-occupancy rooms to decrease potential for spread of disease

6/11/2021


Training for Savings: Technicians as Energy Troubleshooters

HVAC mechanics familiar with troubleshooting faulty equipment were taught how to spot energy inefficiencies in system operations

6/11/2021


Expanded Medical Center Tackles Seismic Requirements

Building sits on 126 base isolators, which allow it to accommodate movement during a seismic event

6/9/2021


COVID-19 Fallout: Facilities That Can Flex

Planning for adaptability is one solution to future emergency situations

6/9/2021


Flexible Design for Hospitals of the Future — Today

Challenges from COVID-19 provide roadmap to help hospitals prepare for when — not if — next pandemic occurs

6/8/2021


Location, Location, Location: The Impact on Patient Care

Researchers used tracking chips to investigate the way facility layout affects patient care

6/8/2021


Hurricanes Influence New Hospital’s Construction

New structure replaces original Fishermen’s Community Hospital, which was severely damaged by Hurricane Irma in 2017

6/7/2021


Infection Control and Interior Design: Making a Connection

Rethinking facility design to limit transmission of infections

6/7/2021


$2 Billion Hospital Expansion Resumes for UPMC

Plans include heart and transplant hospital and cancer hospital

6/3/2021


Cutting the Construction-Infection Connection

Construction firms paying more attention to control and mitigation of potential airborne contaminants

6/3/2021


Lean Design: Preventing Infection During Construction

Strategy helps protect workers and materials from potential interaction with pathogens

6/2/2021


Mastering the Art (and Science) of Site Selection

Environments in which patients receive care are evolving, and process of developing new healthcare facilities must change

6/2/2021


Las Vegas Hospital Launches $82 Million Expansion

Expansion will include five-story patient tower and include additional emergency department space

6/1/2021



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