Construction and Design

Factors to consider with a transformer replacement

A few tips can ensure a quick return to service


Calif. healthcare facility could lose beds if not earthquake compliant by 2030

More than one-third of the acute care hospital beds are in older buildings that will not be able to contain those beds unless they are upgraded by that date


Amarillo VA renovating to improve care quality

The new construction will allow each veteran to get their own room and private restroom


Psychiatric stabilization unit designed to maximize limited light

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Stabilization Unit's space was configured with only one exterior window to bring in natural daylight, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website.


Center for Health Design launches behavioral and mental health toolbox

Resource included insights, case studies, research data, strategies and tools


Patient satisfaction, market needs drive healthcare renovation trends

At the end of 2017, more than 15,000 healthcare construction projects were underway in the United States


Designing for active senior patients

A healing environment that keeps seniors healthy during hospitalization incorporates spaces that give the patient a reason to get out of bed, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Calif. children’s hospital mixes technology, nature and playtime

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford was designed to create a nurturing and healing environment


Designing healthcare facilities to curb violence

If nothing else, EDs should be designed in such a way that security staff can cordon off the entrance and access to the rest of the facility


Vancouver healthcare facility designs healing environment with colorful graphics

The use of 'regional cues' help provide context for children staying for extended periods


Specialty care center chooses surface materials to elevate patient experience

The surfacing materials chosen needed to be able to withstand serious wear and tear


Design research needs culturally diversity

Diverse research can only benefit this industry’s overall body of research and the profession, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Promote healing and create energy-efficient environments with modern lighting design and controls

Healthcare facilities can employ advanced lighting design strategies to improve patient and visitor comfort


Designing tomorrow's pediatric spaces

Criteria are: People, technology and safety and infection control


Many pediatric hospitals are including behavioral health services

Designers on behavioral healthcare projects are creating soothing environments with features a younger patient will like, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Patience experience research informs healthcare design

Architects collected and analyzed demographic data, researched medical symptoms and identified personal preferences associated with various mental and behavioral health conditions


How to keep a facility running during expansion and / or renovation

By mixing creative choreography with ground rules, goals and expectations, owners and construction firms can make these hard jobs a little easier


Contractor cleared of causing dust contamination at hospital

Hospital had to postpone surgeries due to dust contamination


Hospital flooring options: Creating a safe and durable care setting

With its large surface area and high amounts of foot traffic, a healthcare facility needs the right type of flooring and flooring materials


Ohio healthcare facility gets lighting upgrade

OhioHealth O'Bleness Hospital switches to LED fixtures as part of conservation efforts


Study looks at impact of noise-reducing curtain in healthcare facilities

Research also examined the practical implications of adopting the enhanced curtains, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Cleveland health system expands green space to create a 'hospital in a park'

MetroHealth's 52-acre campus will have 25 acres of green space


Builder says virtual and augmented reality transforming construction industry

Healthcare Design series asks leading healthcare design professionals, firms and owners what gets their attention


Commissioning art for healthcare facilities

The first step is to identify your project and determine where you want to display art, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website



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