Construction and Design

Four energy-saving design tips for cold climates

In cold climates, heating loads are key


Recognized interior designs include inviting, warm spaces

The International Interior Design Association announces the winners of the 2016 Healthcare Interior Design Competition


NICU renovation was executed in phases

The design of the existing Allison Family NICU at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital made it impossible to renovate one complete side at a time, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Emergency rooms designed for older patients improving outcomes

These ERs include separate and customized physical spaces


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

Technologies can help can cut costs and improve energy efficiency


Design considerations by a nurse/interior designer for healthcare facilities

Healthcare should be the leader in innovative design solutions for employees who call a healthcare setting their workplace


Net zero energy is the future of facilities

Practices, considerations for an ultra-efficient building


Boston hospital expansion to include disaster, flood protection

The design will consider every worst-case scenario


The value of daylighting, even with LEDs

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


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


Healthcare facility renovation addresses patient experience

Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center added sconce lighting, warm wooden floors and natural color palettes, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Texas children’s hospital relies on non-toxic coating for shower stall repairs

Many patient-room shower stalls were in need of repair


Planning for longterm energy efficiency

A multi-year energy planning process allows for a wide range of 'what-if' scenarios


New paint and coating technology has long-term benefits

Meeting facility sustainability needs means staying abreast of changes in products and applications


Adopting LEED for Healthcare facilities delivers big benefits

Kaiser Permanente seeks Gold certification for new construction


Healthcare design strategies can facilitate care in a home setting

Hospital-level acute and subacute care being delivered at home brings numerous advantages, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Md. dialysis center renovation brings insect issues

Patients of a Towson dialysis center have complained about flying insects


Can a kids’ healthcare space teach, entertain and heal?

Standard building requirements don’t have to be boring – here’s how you can inject whimsical touches into everyday design features


When specifying boilers, design details matter

Installing a boiler system is a significant investment requiring thoughtful consideration to ensure heating comfort, reliability and efficiency


Lighting best start for energy efficiency plan

Upgrades to LEDs can yield huge energy savings and can usually be installed without disrupting facility operations


Sound strategy for senior environments

Designers can’t control the aging process and the effects hearing loss has on the individual resident, but they can control the built environment, according to an article on the Environments on Aging website


Selecting a roofing system

Roofing should be considered as a system, not just individual products


Commissioning mistakes can undermine sustainability efforts

Including commissioning on the front end of a project can save huge problems later


Survey sheds light on senior living priorities

Designs should balance views to the outdoors with open wall space, according to an article on the Environments for Aging website


Houston healthcare facility overhauls parking structures

The project included installation of 200 entry and exit kiosks, 47 pay-on-foot kiosks and 30 cash recycling machines


Cosmetic surgery facilities more than 'spa-like'

Cosmetic surgery clinics need to do more than boost the marketability of the practice, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Florida hospital designed for resiliency

Mount Sinai Medical Center houses Miami Beach's emergency command center


Community and staff input informs new North Dakota hospital

The project has included an education and design workshop process


The intersection of design and healthcare

Besides aesthetics, hospitals are seeking architectural updates that improve safety, environmental friendliness and patient/staff satisfaction



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