Construction and Design

Designing for dementia patients

Access to nature can help orient older adults to time and place, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

1/16/2020


Healthcare design trends in 2020s

Design professionals offer predictions for the upcoming trends and challenges

1/15/2020


It’s time to update your collaboration spaces

Companies that offer flexible geographic, collaborative and high-tech work environments have reported their workers are happier and more likely to stay with that place of employment

1/10/2020


Smart windows for healthcare change tint automatically

Light-depleted patients and staff can only endure a few minutes of the day near regular windows before they start to get uncomfortable

12/26/2019


Conference center converted to sports medicine complex

Inova Health System Sports Medicine complex includes 5,000-square-foot outdoor synthetic turf field designed for patient evaluation and performance enhancement, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

12/23/2019


Choosing a window wall vs. a curtain wall

Often less expensive and easier to install, window walls offer various ventilating styles and can offer improved sound transmittance between floors

12/19/2019


Growing hospital energy costs can be managed

Low-hanging fruit includes turning off or reducing power to electronic equipment that is not being used

12/18/2019


Calif. health system launches solar initiative across Central Valley

The project launched on Dec. 3, and involve placing solar arrays at Adventist Health hospitals in Hanford, Bakersfield and Tehachapi

12/16/2019


Can energy models help healthcare facilities reduce energy use?

Energy models help designers and FMs make more informed decisions and better evaluate design trade offs to arrive at the most energy efficient solution.

12/16/2019


How BIM improves healthcare facility design and operations

BIM is especially crucial for large and complex healthcare facilities because it can simplify operations, and make them more efficient

12/13/2019


Tips for energy efficient healthcare facilities

Improving energy efficiency can be done in a few minutes a day

12/13/2019


Healthcare facilities should be designed for safety

Decisions made during planning can have significant future effects - known as latent safety threats, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

12/12/2019


California hospital gets half its energy from solar power

The system will generate 2.4 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of clean, renewable power per year

12/11/2019


Hospital designs suite to calm patients undergoing MRI

The new wide-bore MRI at the OSF Centers for Health in Peoria, Ill., features a four-inch-larger tube

12/10/2019


Biophilic design can impact wellness

Using natural construction materials like wood or granite with texture and grain that people can see and touch can help reduce stress and improve well-being

12/9/2019


The value of daylighting, even with LEDs

Even when LEDs mimic sunlight, expert see LEDs as complementary to — but not replacing — daylighting strategies

12/9/2019


Best practices for planning smart buildings

If the planning is done wrong, building owners and facility managers will be playing the fix-it and upgrade game to keep up

12/5/2019


Solar power, other tech, can save hospitals money and energy

Technologies can help can cut costs and improve energy efficiency

12/5/2019


Wisconsin hospital builds 'first of its kind' surgery floor

Froedtert Health Care's integrated procedural platform combines surgical and interventional care areas on a single, centrally located floor

12/2/2019


Spending on energy efficiency means improving patient care

Running a hospital means taking the reins on your energy output by making smart energy-saving investments

12/2/2019


Healthcare facilities are focusing on designing for flexibility

The ability to adapt and grow to patient needs, is a major concern when designing any kind of medical facility

11/26/2019


Design of Unity Health Care Brentwood facility in D.C. focused on employee and patient experience

Unity Health Care Brentwood was recently recognized as a winner of the ASID Outcome of Design Awards

11/25/2019


Cherokee Nation opens largest U.S. tribal outpatient health center

More than 600 pieces of Cherokee art are on display throughout the new outpatient health center

11/22/2019


Illinois hospital's new $30 million emergency department includes an 11,000-square-foot green roof

The building is LEED-certified and 92 percent of the debris collected from its construction was recycled

11/21/2019


New York senior facility developed on college campus

Broadview—Senior Living at Purchase College is being developed as an intergenerational senior learning community, according to an article on the Environments for Aging website

11/18/2019


FMs share renovation best practices

Facility managers discus how to keep renovation projects on budget and on time

11/18/2019



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