Construction and Design

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

New division creates four-step approach to healthy building design

1/22/2021


Modular Construction: Benefits and Challenges

Strategy cuts down on the time needed to build a facility

1/22/2021


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

1/21/2021


Organizations Weigh Turning Field Hospitals into Permanent Spaces

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

1/21/2021


Fast Track: China Builds Hospital in Five Days

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

1/20/2021


Controlling COVID-19 on Construction Sites Proves Challenging

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

1/14/2021


Ohio Healthcare System Plans Expansion

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

1/14/2021


COVID-19 and Design for Mental Health Facilities

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

1/13/2021


COVID-19 Is Remaking Healthcare Construction

ASHE resources address key considerations for keeping construction site safe

1/13/2021


COVID-19 Continues Pressure on Hospital ICUs

Study finds 90 percent increase in hospitals reaching ICU capacity

1/11/2021


Seven Legal Considerations for Constructing Healthcare Facilities

The pandemic is altering the approach to facility design and construction

1/11/2021


California Project Addresses Research, Capacity and Earthquakes

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

1/11/2021


ASHE Offers Guidance on Additional COVID-19 Space

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

1/11/2021


Massive Construction Project Opens in New York

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

1/8/2021


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

1/8/2021


How COVID-19 Is Affecting Healthcare Design

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

1/8/2021


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

1/8/2021


Closed Hospital Reopens Amid COVID-19 Surge

Historic Community Hospital Long Beach has begun receiving transfer patients

1/7/2021


Assessing COVID-19’s Impact on Hospital Design

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

1/7/2021


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

1/7/2021


COVID-19: The Impact on Hospital Design

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

1/6/2021


COVID-19 Relief Act Funds New VA Hospital

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

1/6/2021


CASE STUDY: UVA Hospital Expansion Emphasizes Well-being

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

1/4/2021


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

12/30/2020


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

12/30/2020


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

12/29/2020


Designing Telehealth Spaces

Facility managers can help ensure spaces work for virtual visits

12/28/2020


Case Study: Reliable and Seamless Load Transfer

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

12/28/2020


Prefabrication Is a Fit for the Healthcare Industry

This example of patient bathroom pods demonstrates the effectiveness of prefabrication

12/21/2020


Eye on ADA: Architect, Senior Living Communities Face Violations

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

12/18/2020


Modular Construction Isn’t Without Challenges

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

12/18/2020


Staff Shortage Imperils Field Hospital

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

12/17/2020


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

12/17/2020


Medical Colleges Adds Flood-Prevention Measures

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

12/16/2020


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

12/15/2020


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

12/14/2020


Strategies for Facility Design in the COVID-19 Era

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

12/11/2020


The Benefits of Modular Construction

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

12/11/2020


COVID-19 Resurgence Might Trigger Field Hospital Reopenings

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

12/9/2020


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

11/12/2020


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

11/12/2020


Paint Can Keep Surfaces Below Ambient Temperature

The paint reflects 95.5 percent of solar radiation

11/4/2020


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

10/30/2020


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

10/23/2020


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.

10/23/2020


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

10/21/2020


Maintain Hospital Floors With An Integrated Care Program

Four steps can improve results

10/20/2020


The Right Flooring Choices Can Impact Staff Efficiency and Patient Outcomes

Flooring can contribute to the reduction of noise and impact the patient experience

10/19/2020


Creating 'Outdoor' Workspaces

Even without traditional outdoor space, improvements to bring nature to the lobby and other community spaces to give a 'walk in the park' feel

10/16/2020


Understanding The Real Cost Of Paint

Understanding the ingredients in paint is the first step to making a quality paint selection

10/15/2020



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