Shhh!!!: 6 ways to keep the noise down in new and existing hospitals

The modern hospital room, as shown here in the 36-bed emergency department at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Mass., mitigates disruptive sounds with rubberized flooring that reduces foot and equipment noise. Retractable glass doors can be closed while still providing patient observation to the staff. TRO JB provided the architecture, MEP, and FP services on this project. Turner Construction was the CM. Photo: Richard Mandelkorn

Healthcare Facilities | August 28, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

There’s a ‘decibel war’ going on in the nation’s hospitals. Progressive Building Teams are leading the charge to give patients quieter healing environments.   

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Westminster Council has approved a £175 million 'Garden Bridge' that will allow pedestrian traffic only. There has be...

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This year has seen the completion of many signature tall buildings, including the One World Trade Center. ...

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December 03, 2014 | The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards

The agreement represents over a decade of negotiations, bringing cross-border recognition of professional credentials...

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River City in Chicago is one of 17 existing multifamily properties to earn Energy Star certification, which became av...

Morton Buildings is notorious for its status as a titan in the American construction community. That status was not lost on the ownership of an exclusive country club, when it decided to choose Morton to spearhead a complete overhaul of its facilities.

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OneC1TY, a healthcare- and technology-focused community under construction on 18.7 acres near Nashville, Tenn., will...

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The list includes both additions to existing structures and entirely new buildings, from Frank Gehry's Foundation Lou...

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This month's increase in nonresidential construction spending is far more consistent with the anecdotal information f...

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The architecture and engineering firm specializing in the rehabilitation of building exteriors announces the promotio...

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The proposal blends affordable retirement housing with urban farming by integrating vertical aquaponic farming and ro...

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A Malaysian development consortium is guiding the project, which is meant to mimic the caves of Gunung Mulu National...

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Inexplicable designs. Questionable functionality. Absurd budgeting. Just plain inappropriate. These are some of the c...

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Skanska will participate in an 18-month program with a consortium of partners to develop a robot capable of printing...

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Remember the Chicago Spire? What about Russia Tower? These are two of the tallest building projects that were started...

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The outcome-based approach requires the building owner to provide the building’s utility bills for a 12-month period...

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The Bahrain National Theatre will be recognized with an Honor Award by the United States Institute for Theatre Techno...

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The multi-use building for Artists For Humanity that is slated to be the largest energy positive commercial building...

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A vast majority of office workers feel open floor plans cause multiple distractions and that more private spaces are...

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Uncertainty about government spending clouds an otherwise positive economic outlook among 59 middle market constructi...

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Fitted with an LED façade, the 468-meter Greenland Tower Chengdu will act as a light sculpture for the city of Chengd...

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The new standard contract provides a contractual vehicle for owners to save significant money from operation and main...

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The zoning policy shift could produce the biggest transformation of North New Jersey’s downtowns since the arrival of...

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BD+C's Building Team Awards is the industry's only recognition program to honor projects that achieve excellence in b...

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