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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In this downloadable graphic, technologist Shaan Hurley dissects 37 cocktails and analyzes their architectural makeup...

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The 76-year-old architect sees skyscrapers and the privatization of public space to be the most problematic parts of...

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October 06, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Houston has 19 million square feet of office space under construction, 54% more than a year ago, and its highest leve...

Weather conditions during transit can often cause signs of rust to appear on your steel. By tarping the material and protecting it from exposure, this can be minimized. Here’s what you need to know.

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October 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

After a rejection earlier in the year, Frank Gehry has gotten some good news: his revised design for the Dwight D. Ei...

October 06, 2014 | AIA

Gross billings at architecture firms have increased by 20% since 2011, according to a new report by the AIA.

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October 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Women account for more than half of the U.S. population. But even with significant gains over the past 25 years, thei...

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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October 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The California Energy Commission launched the upgrade process to Title 24, the state energy code, last month.

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October 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Urban Land Institute held brainstorming sessions over the last several months involving more than 70 engineers, a...

October 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Fannie Mae’s new report on energy usage in the multifamily sector found that affordable properties use 28% less energ...

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October 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Herzog & de Meuron will partner with interior designer John Pawson to design a 28-story tower for Manhattan's Bow...

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October 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Los Angeles reversed course last month on a regulation that had barred skyscrapers from having slanted roofs or spire...

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October 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A record 10.7 billion rides were taken on public transit in the United States last year. And a national survey of Ame...

The Sydney Opera House was 1,357% over budget and completed 10 years past deadli
October 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Montreal's Olympic Stadium and the Sydney Opera House are among the landmark projects to bust their budgets, accordin...

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October 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

From the Parthenon to the Burj Khalifa, a new infographic and poster from Pop Chart Lab chronicles 90 of the greatest...

October 02, 2014 | USGBC

Each of these neighborhood redevelopment projects are notable for their planned affordable housing, compact design, c...

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October 02, 2014 | NAC|Architecture

The combined firm has offices in California, Colorado, and Washington, and offers a wide range of services, from land...

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Johnson Fain and Rios Clementi Hale Studios have been commissioned by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange to upgrade...

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The merger unites 530 professionals to better address some of the most critical issues facing our nation, namely educ...

October 01, 2014 | Getty Foundation

Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House and Jørn Utzon’s Sydney Opera House are among the buildings to receive grants.

October 01, 2014 | LaCantina Doors

LaCantina Doors selected for Most Innovative Window and Best Industry Website

September 30, 2014 | Stephen Powell and Magnus Nilsson, CBRE Healthcare

Implementing collocation via the Big Room concept will remove silos, ensure a cadence for daily communication, promot...

September 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Scientists at MIT have found a way to decrease the carbon emissions that result from concrete production: reducing th...

September 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

In August, Simon Fraser University's community think tank, SFU Public Square, launched the RISE competition to find c...

Century Villages at Cabrillo in Long Beach, Calif., is one of 11 projects select
September 30, 2014 | USGBC

Eleven projects have been selected for the 2014 Affordable Green Neighborhoods grant program. Each will receive $31,0...

September 30, 2014 | MBCI

The new, responsive site is designed with the contractor, architect and specification writing professionals in mind a...

The 200-meter mixed-use high-rise will be located near Jrn Utzon's iconic Opera
September 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

By dividing the 200-meter building into five separate volumes and placing atria throughout each volume, the spaces be...

The agency intends to use BIM as a life cycle tool where the models are maintain
September 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command will begin its Building Information Management and Modeling (BIM) Phase...

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September 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

One Sansome Street, San Francisco is the first building in the U.S. to achieve LEED Platinum v4 certification. The bu...

September 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A new report from the World Green Building Council finds “overwhelming evidence” to support office design as a signif...

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September 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The competition-winning New Central Library is now in the final design stages, after two years of community engagemen...

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