Seating, desk and shelving space encourage the presence of family and friends, while high-quality finishes in the patient room and restroom create a less institutional, more-homelike environment. (Flagler Hospital, St. Augustine, Fla.). Photo: GS&P

GS&P Dialogue
Palliative care strives to make patients comfortable as they are receiving treatment for a severe illness. As hospitals...

2-hour Fire Resistive CW Framing System from SAFTI FIRST at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. Architect: Ennead. Glazing Contractor: W&W Glass, LLC

Bill O'Keeffe
Fire-rated glazing and framing assemblies are just as beneficial on building exteriors as they are on the inside. But...

In a new report, HOK and Biomimicry 3.8 partnered to study how lessons from the temperate broadleaf forest biome, which houses many of the worlds largest population centers, can inform the design of the built environment.

Life at HOK
In a new report, HOK and Biomimicry 3.8 partnered to study how lessons from the temperate broadleaf forest biome, which...

Image: courtesy Bluebeam

Sasha Reed
Given the complexities of the building process, it can be difficult for building owners to effectively communicate what...
John Negich
So, are you ready to start building? Completing these eight questions will help you answer that confidently. SPONSORED...

The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah combines student residence space with 20,000 sf of incubator space, where students can develop ideas and potential launch companies. Rendering: CannonDesign

Cannon Design Blog
Performance-based funding models and the adoption of advanced technologies like augmented reality for teaching are just...

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Steven Burns
Though strategic planning has helped many businesses move forward, its time has passed. So says Economist and Author...
Constructive Thinking Blog
In honor of Safety Week, Skanska put together this nifty infographic on how to prevent deadly harm in construction. 
Sasha Reed
Key question from BIM Forum: How do you leverage technology by finding trade partners that are up to speed?

Unsafe wired glass application. This was later replaced with clear fire and CPSC Category II safety rated glazing to prevent injuries. Photo: SAFTI FIRST

Bill O'Keeffe
In the story, a high school student pushed open a hallway door glazed with wired glass. His arm not only broke the...
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