Construction and Design

Major Hospital Campus Expansion Gains Approval

University of California, Irvin project to include 144-bed acute care facility, ambulatory care center and cancer center


Design Links New Children’s Ward with Nature

625,000-square-foot facility emphasizes natural light and access to outdoor spaces


Energy Efficiency in the COVID-19 Era

Challenges related to to energy efficiency in hospitals are compounded In multi-facility healthcare systems


Contractors and Scientists Partner to Reduce COVID-19 in Senior Living Communities

New division creates four-step approach to healthy building design


Modular Construction: Benefits and Challenges

Strategy cuts down on the time needed to build a facility


Hospital Design Puts Patient Needs First

To maintain a setting that is better for patients with autism, the design emphasizes a lack of visual clutter


Organizations Weigh Turning Field Hospitals into Permanent Spaces

Officials encourage involvement of local CMS office, state fire marshal’s office and local building departments


Fast Track: China Builds Hospital in Five Days

A 3,000-room hospital is under construction in Shijiazhuang


Controlling COVID-19 on Construction Sites Proves Challenging

One-half of the respondents indicated training is “often” or “always” required by project owners


Ohio Healthcare System Plans Expansion

$156 million, 60-bed hospital and medical office complex could create up to 275 jobs


COVID-19 and Design for Mental Health Facilities

Demand for healthcare facilities that offer mental and behavioral health services is increasing


COVID-19 Is Remaking Healthcare Construction

ASHE resources address key considerations for keeping construction site safe


COVID-19 Continues Pressure on Hospital ICUs

Study finds 90 percent increase in hospitals reaching ICU capacity


Seven Legal Considerations for Constructing Healthcare Facilities

The pandemic is altering the approach to facility design and construction


California Project Addresses Research, Capacity and Earthquakes

The project aims to address a severe bed shortage and create a more modern, seismically sound hospital


ASHE Offers Guidance on Additional COVID-19 Space

Existing hospital beds cannot accommodate the millions of patients who will require medical care


Massive Construction Project Opens in New York

The cost of the project originally had been estimated at $545 million


Design of Mental Health Facilities Back in Spotlight

New research into the effects of the design is spurring the development of facilities that feel more residential


How COVID-19 Is Affecting Healthcare Design

The impact on designing healthcare spaces and workplaces is already being felt


Lexington Sees Wave of Healthcare Construction Amid Pandemic

A new project is one of several areas hospitals and medical groups that have renovated or expanded buildings recently


Closed Hospital Reopens Amid COVID-19 Surge

Historic Community Hospital Long Beach has begun receiving transfer patients


Assessing COVID-19’s Impact on Hospital Design

The pandemic has accelerated some trends, such as the one to a hospital without walls


Designing Hospitals That Foster Healthier Minds

The hospital has seen a host of mold outbreaks since 2005, when it discovered Aspergillus mold in an operating room


COVID-19: The Impact on Hospital Design

The new normal includes being able to modify existing facilities to quickly create isolation zones


COVID-19 Relief Act Funds New VA Hospital

Plans call for two buildings to be renovated into a 58-bed medical-surgical hospital


CASE STUDY: UVA Hospital Expansion Emphasizes Well-being

The new space connects patients and staff to the calming effects of nature


Office Space and the Impact of COVID-19

To create more productive and effective workplaces, hospitals need to better understand the way occupants use existing workspaces


Hospital’s Rebirth Results in Impressive New Role

Rebirth of old Cook County Hospital took on special meaning in 2020 as healthcare workers battled the deadly coronavirus


Office Space: Rethinking Workspaces in the COVID-19 Era

By revisiting administrative space, hospitals can elevate the workplace experience and free space for more productive uses


Designing Telehealth Spaces

Facility managers can help ensure spaces work for virtual visits


Case Study: Reliable and Seamless Load Transfer

'Mission-critical' takes on additional meaning when patient welfare is at stake


Prefabrication Is a Fit for the Healthcare Industry

This example of patient bathroom pods demonstrates the effectiveness of prefabrication


Eye on ADA: Architect, Senior Living Communities Face Violations

U.S. Justice Department sues firm, owners of 15 facilities over accessibility failures


Modular Construction Isn’t Without Challenges

When planning your next healthcare project, ask your supplier these three questions


Staff Shortage Imperils Field Hospital

With beds available, nursing shortage means hospital can’t staff field hospital Category: Infection control


Amid COVID-19, Florida Healthcare Campus Breaks Ground

Healthcare center will entail a 602,000-square-feet hospital with 264 beds spread over 10 floors


Medical Colleges Adds Flood-Prevention Measures

Medical College of South Carolina has weathered tropical storm surges and regional flooding


Healthcare Design and the Impact of COVID-19

Some design changes might be temporary, many of these now-makeshift elements will be embedded permanently in designs for the future


Walgreens Clinics Aim To Compete with Off-Campus Offerings

Facilities are a part of plan to open 500-700 clinics in more than 30 U.S. markets


Strategies for Facility Design in the COVID-19 Era

Research activities like interviews, contextual inquiries and usability tests pose challenges for architects


The Benefits of Modular Construction

The pre-fabrication trend is here to stay in healthcare facilities


COVID-19 Resurgence Might Trigger Field Hospital Reopenings

New York’s Cuomo says New York can add 5,000 field hospital beds if needed


Design Should Balance Infection Control, Quality Of Life And Greater Resident Wellness

Nursing home design should balance infection control, quality of life and greater resident wellness


A Continuous Assessment: Understanding Compliance During New Construction

Healthcare facilities must keep pace with rapid changes in code compliance, neighborhood health, sustainability and energy management


Paint Can Keep Surfaces Below Ambient Temperature

The paint reflects 95.5 percent of solar radiation


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 jobs easier


Building Smarter Healthcare Through Better Interior Design

Many of the finishes chosen for a new, expanded or renovated healthcare facility are more than just passive elements


Cool Roofing Can Help Environment As Well As Budgets

Cool roofing helps save individual building owners money on cooling costs. But it also reduces urban heat islands and enhances community resilience.


Reasons To Focus On Healthcare Interior Design

There are job opportunities, as more healthcare administrators are looking to hire healthcare interior design experts, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Maintain Hospital Floors With An Integrated Care Program

Four steps can improve results



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