Construction and Design

Time-lapsed video of first coronavirus hospital being built

More than 1,000 workers and 100 machines worked non-stop for days


Designing for intimacy in senior care setting (Happy Valentines Day!)

There are opportunities to design elements to encourage socializing outside of set programming, according to an article on the Environments for Aging website


Many San Francisco area hospitals still at risk of earthquake collapse

Risk still exists 12 years past retrofit deadline


Photo tour: China's first coronavirus hospital

1,000-bed Wuhan facility built in well under two weeks


Putting the creative brain to work in healthcare facilities design

When we let the unconscious work, we can provide better spaces for healthcare


How to operate a 'biophilic' facility

Facilities managers should be at the table to ensure biophilic benefits continue throughout the building’s life cycle


Designing the hospital of the future

Mock-ups of Minnesota hospital help hospital staff create efficient, effective space


Healthcare projects benefiting from modular construction

Modular construction translates into reductions in cost, risk, material waste, and construction times


Designing for healthcare facility staff satisfaction

While healthcare facilities are designed to support patient well-being, they can be unsupportive when it comes to caring for the needs of the staff, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


How can China build a hospital for coronavirus so quickly?

Staff hoped hospital will be completed within six days


The value of daylighting, even with LEDs

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


Evolving healthcare design with virtual reality technology

Virtual reality (VR) technology allows for immediate experiences and on-demand reconfigurations at significantly lower costs than building physical mock-ups does


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


Healthcare design trends in 2020s

Design professionals offer predictions for the upcoming trends and challenges


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


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


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


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


Growing hospital energy costs can be managed

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



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