Healthcare projects are still doable during tough times, but providing the best possible design is tough in an uncertain healthcare industry, according to an article on the BisNow website.
A panel at a recent BisNow Seattle Healthcare event said rising construction costs are having the largest impact on healthcare design and construction.
Because healthcare space is so specialized, its construction is more labor-intensive than other property types.
Newer designs will encourage a more collaborative atmosphere among the healthcare professionals who work there. But that is going to be hard to replicate in legacy facilities still in use, because healthcare facilities are hard to change once they are built, unless flexibility is built into the structure, the article said.
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