Spending on lodging construction, like the expansive renovation of the Intercontinental New York Barclay pictured above, should increase by 10.8% to $23.4 billion in 2016. Total spending on nonresidential building is projected to grow this year by 13.7% to $439.2 billion, according to Gilbane. Image: Shawmut Design and Construction
But finding skilled workers continues to be a problem and could inflate a project's costs.
Model: Centerbrook Architects & Planners
Mayo teams up with Delos to bring hard science to EBD research.
Factory for J57 Mini Sky City, Changsha, China. Photo: BSB
BD+C’s inaugural Game Changers report highlights today’s pacesetting projects, from a pr...read more
Understanding equity sources, balancing costs, and involving legal departments early in the proce...read more
Trident Regional Medical Center in North Charleston, S.C. Photo: Mydogtryed/Creative Commons.
Legislature may move to strike certificate of need requirements.
Hamad International Airport, Doha, Qatar. Courtesy GKD USA
From airy façades to wire mesh ceilings to screening walls, these projects show off the design po...read more
Photos and plans courtesy Copley Wolff Design Group
A Boston-area hospital takes the healing garden to the next level.
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Francis Cauffman, Syska Hennessy, Turner Construction are the primary parties in agreement.... read more
Floor plan: Shepley Bulfinch
ED scheme allows staff to isolate unruly patients and visitors in a secure area.
Photo courtesy Humber River Hospital
The 1.8 million-sf Humber River Hospital is loaded with high-tech gadgets. Its coolest innovation...read more
San Diego's skyline is being transformed by new office, hotel, and residential building projects. Photo courtesy Pixabay
The city's emission-reduction plan could drive influx into downtown
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Report says patient recovery times, pain perception, stress levels improve where natural material...read more
Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver. Photo: Jeffrey Beall/Creative Commons
CBRE Healthcare's Charles Maggio breaks down the impacts of the new legislation, which affects ou...read more
Kaiser Permanente’s San Diego Central Hospital Medical Center has been designed to consume 30% less energy than the ASHRAE 90.1-2007 baseline. Building Team: CO Architects (designer), KPFF (SE), Arup (MEP), and Hensel Phelps Construction (GC). Courtesy CO Architects
Several years ago, the healthcare industry would have ranked in the bottom tier among adopters of...read more
All images courtesy of Perkins+Will / Hedrich Blessing
The design orients labs like flower petals around a large light-filled central atrium; the effect...read more
Doctors at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say eliminating healthcare-associated infections is a top priority. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
The new product from Sherwin-Williams, called Paint Shield, is said to not only kill over 99.9% o...read more
Kaiser Permanente’s New Garfield Innovation Center. Photo: Ted Eytan
“Innovation” was the byword as 175 healthcare designers gathered in Chicago for the American Coll...read more
Denver VA Medical Center in Aurora, Colo. Photo: Department of Veterans Affairs (via Stars and Stripes).
The Department of Veterans Affairs, cited for its mismanagement, is stripped of control over futu...read more
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Ill. Photo: Zol87/Wikimedia Commons
The 2015 Mortenson Healthcare Industry Study found that 76% of providers are at least optimistic...read more
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In the United States, the environment where outpatient healthcare is being delivered is as dynami...read more
Agnesian HealthCare in Fond du Lac, Wisc. Photo: Royalbroil/Wikimedia Commons
Advances transparent disclosure of building product contents
Glass enclosed work stations between patient rooms provides staff touch down areas with full view of patients without imposing upon their respite @ MaineGeneral Hospital in Augusta, Me. Photo: Anton Grassl/Esto, courtesy TRO Jung
The newly revised guidelines from the Facilities Guidelines Institute touch on six factors that a...read more
In-board placement of bathrooms buffers corridor noise for birthing rooms at MaineGeneral Hospital in Augusta, Me. Photo: Anton Grassl/Esto
Every hospital has its own “culture” of loudness and quiet. Jacobs’ Chris Kay offers steps to a t...read more
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
There’s a ‘decibel war’ going on in the nation’s hospitals. Progressive Building Teams are leadin...read more
The explosive demand for tech office space in and around metropolitan areas has led to creative redevelopment opportunities for Building Teams. The Playa Jefferson complex in Playa Vista, Calif., remade a series of nondescript, low-rise office buildings into state-of-the-art tech space for mature and startup companies. Photo: Benny Chan Fotoworks, courtesy Gensler
In the race for highly coveted tech companies and startups, cities, institutions, and developers...read more
Prebys Cardiovascular Institute, a seven-story facility that is the cornerstone of a 25-year master plan for Scripps Memorial Hospital’s La Jolla, Calif., campus. GC McCarthy Building Companies used lean construction principles to prefabricate headwalls and handwashing sinks in the patient rooms, ICUs, and prep/recovery rooms. Also on the Building Team: HOK (project architect), KPFF (SE/CE), exp (MEP), MWPA (landscape architect), and Jacobs Engineering Group (CM). Photo: Stephen Whalen Photography
Turner, McCarthy, and Skanska top Building Design+Construction's 2015 ranking of the largest heal...read more
The 33,000-sf Gloria Drummond Physical Rehabilitation Institute, Boca Raton, Fla., designed by HKS, is named for the late founder of Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Courtesy HKS, DPR
AECOM, Jacobs, and Burns & McDonnell top Building Design+Construction's 2015 ranking of the l...read more
The 33,000-sf Gloria Drummond Physical Rehabilitation Institute, Boca Raton, Fla., designed by HKS, is named for the late founder of Boca Raton Regional Hospital. The new facility will unite the hospital’s rehabilitative orthopedic, cardiac, and pulmonary services under one roof. DPR and HKS will also complete the 45,000-sf Christine Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute on the Boca Raton campus this summer. Courtesy HKS
HDR, Stantec, and Perkins+Will top Building Design+Construction's 2015 ranking of the largest hea...read more
The $180 million, 368,735-sf Kay Jewelers Pavilion, at Akron (Ohio) Children’s Hospital. The seven-story addition came in two months ahead of schedule and $60 million under its original estimate. On the Building Team: CBRE Healthcare (on-site PM), HKS, Inc. (design architect), Hasenstab Architects (associate architect), The Boldt Company (ILPD CM), and Welty Building Co. (CM). Photo: Courtesy HKS, Inc./Blake Marvin
Construction of hospitals and medical offices is expected to shake off its lethargy in 2015 and r...read more
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Despite the adverse weather conditions that curtailed design and construction activity in the fir...read more