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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The education center will be set in a landscape that includes small ponds and plantings intended to mimic an assortme...

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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The design of the new Sandy Hook Elementary School on the site of the 2012 Newtown, Conn., school shooting features e...

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WSP is expanding its national presence by acquiring ccrd, a national MEP engineering and commissioning firm.

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Chia-Ming Uang, Ph.D., professor of structural engineering at the University of California, San Diego is the 2015 rec...

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