Healthcare Facilities

From hospitals to research facilities, healthcare buildings are essential to the health of the world’s population, as well as medical innovation. Designing these structures requires a delicate balance of technical requirements with the needs of doctors and patients, but when done right, these designs can save lives.

Courtesy of The Lantern

September 28, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The design is not just meant to be aesthetically pleasing, but can also help patients with dement...

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Image courtesy of CannonDesign and NEUF architect(e)s

September 14, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project will combine three aging hospitals into one complex.

September 06, 2016 | Chicago Faucets

The white paper discusses in detail four options used to mitigate transmission of waterborne bact...

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August 30, 2016 | Daniel Waters, Senior Project Manager

A typical PACE center is comprised of a fully functioning and equipped primary care clinic, adult...

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Sanya Fuwai Center, on the island of Hainan, China, is the subject of a rigorous research study by a design team from GBBN Architects. The project’s site plan is shown below. Photo courtesy of GBBN architects.

August 23, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

In a new research paper, three healthcare specialists present factors that contribute to a psycho...

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Clark Construction crew members install an Edge Guard infection control panel at Fair Oaks (Va.) Hospital. The system is reusable and integrates ICRA barrier requirements, including pressure monitoring, notices, security, and filtration. Photo courtesy of Clark Construction.

August 23, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Clark Construction Group pilots the Edge Guard system on the Fair Oaks (Va.) Hospital reconstruct...

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While it’s been building a new 4,500-sf emergency department, Grove Hill (Ala.) Memorial Hospital has continued to offer emergency medical services via MED-1, a mobile hospital unit provided by Carolina HealthCare Systems. The seven-month installation is the longest a MED-1 has been deployed in the field and one of the first where its infrastructure—water, electricity, etc.—has been set up as if the mobile unit were a permanent structure. Photo: Brian Hale courtesy of Robins & Morton.

August 23, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The MED-1 Mobile Hospital Unit serves as a lower-cost solution during construction of new ED.

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Clinical staff at the Mercy Virtual Care Center, Chesterfield, Mo., check in with a remote patient. As of May, the center was serving 80 patients. Photo courtesy of Mercy.

August 23, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Mercy’s new high-tech medical center equips its medical professionals to deliver care at the beds...

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August 23, 2016 | BD+C Staff

A roll-up emergency department, next-gen telemedicine center, and biophilic cooling pods are amon...

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August 09, 2016 | Steve Higgs, Senior Managing Director for CBRE Healthcare

The right approach during the planning, design, and construction of a new facility can yield a po...

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Wes Tafoya, an architectural intern with Corgan, ascends stairs wearing the GERT suit at the firm's Dallas headquarters. The headphones mimic high-frequency hearing loss and tinnitus. The glasses simulate impaired vision. The weights, wraps, and gloves replicate joint stiffness, reduced grip, and loss of coordination-even back bain and paralysis. To see what it's like to wear the GERT suit in an airport, go to: http://bit.ly/28LDkPT

August 08, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

As the 65+ population continues to rise, the AEC industry needs to better understand the stresses...

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UNC Women’s and Children’s Hospital, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Photo: William Yeung, flickr Creative Commons.

August 08, 2016 | BD+C Staff

AECOM, Jacobs, and WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking o...

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Golden Gate Urgent Care Clinic, Mill Valley, Calif. Building Team: SmithGroupJJR (architect), Crux Builders (GC), Susan Van Leuven (Electrical Engineering), Lefler Engineering (mech/plumbing). Photo: ©Emily Hagopian 2016, courtesy of SmithGroupJJR.

August 08, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Turner Construction Co., McCarthy Holdings, and Skanska USA top Building Design+Construction’s an...

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Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Center for Advanced Care, Chicago, Ill. Building Team: SmithGroupJJR (architect), Turner Construction (GC), KJWW Engineering (MEP Engineer), Thornton Tomasetti (SE). Photo: Liam Frederick, courtesy of SmithGroupJJR.

August 08, 2016 | BD+C Staff

HDR, Stantec, and Perkins+Will top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s...

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Photo: Ron Blunt. Click here to enlarge.

July 25, 2016 | AIA

The National Healthcare Design Awards recognizes functional hospital projects that solve aestheti...

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| July 11, 2016 | FARO, Robyn M. Feller

Gilbane Building Company utilized advanced 3D scanning technology as part of a virtual design and...

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Images courtesy CBRE

July 07, 2016 | Patrick Duke, Kyle Marden, and David Vollmer | CBRE

Compliance processes can be handled efficiently with a little bit of foresight. CBRE's Patrick Du...

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AIA releases summary of the 2016 Design and Health Research Consortium

Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Virginia. Photo: Fort Belvoir Community Hospital/Creative Commons.

July 01, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Consortium members discussed how architects, designers, and health professionals can best apply d...

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CVS Health is among the retail pharmacies that are expanding their health clinics by adding services and investing in IT.  Consumers gain in convenience and access, but these retail clinics have the potential to disrupt conventional healthcare providers, according to research by Accenture Consulting. Image: BD+C

June 19, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Service expansions help dealers boost clinics’ profitability. 

Misuse of USB ports is one of the major health technology hazards of 2016. Photo: Aidan C. Siegel/Wikimedia Commons.

June 10, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

ECRI Institute’s annual list includes operational and workflow issues.

 

The expanded and renovated First Hill Medical Pavilion in Seattle sold for a record amount early this year, an indication that the healthcare sector continues to lure investors. Image: CollinsWoerman

May 30, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Over the past year, healthcare accounted for nearly one-fifth of all new jobs in the U.S.

Photo: Pixabay

May 27, 2016 | Paul Oswald, Managing Director, CBRE | ESI

Advanced technology provides insight into the actions necessary to cut costs, but it's the people...

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CannonDesign releases new white paper on advancements in operating room environments

Hybrid operating room. Photo: Pfree2014/Wikimedia Commons

May 19, 2016 | BD+C Editors

"Surgical Suites: Emerging Approaches to Planning and Design" offers solutions for collaboration...

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Infographic: The greening of healthcare

Photo: M.O. Stevens/Wikimedia Commons

May 06, 2016 | Skanska

By adopting green building and sustainable practices, healthcare facilities can save $15 billion...

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Improving emergency department design leads to greater hospital efficiency

Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center. Photo: Christopher Lance/Creative Commons.

April 29, 2016 | Curtis Skolnick, CBRE

Efficient ED operations result in shorter wait times, quicker diagnosis and care plans, maximum u...

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Marc Berson, Vice Chairman of RWJ Barnabas Health, addresses the audience at a recent symposium on how healthcare systems can manage excess assets at a time of industry consolidation and higher demand for providing services closer to communities. Image: Rutgers Business|Center for Real Estate

April 24, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

As service providers position themselves closer to their communities, they are looking for ways t...

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Redevelopment plan announced for Chicago’s historic Cook County Hospital

Entrance to the Cook County Hospital in Chicago. Photo: Jeff Dahl/Wikimedia Commons

April 07, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The century-old, Beaux Arts architecture-inspired hospital will transform into a mixed-use develo...

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April 07, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Survey respondents are targeting smaller acquisitions, at a time when market cap rates are narrow...

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G/BA releases 2015 Hospital Benchmarking Survey

Prentice Women's Hospital Building in Chicago. Photo: Erin Nekervis/Creative Commons

March 11, 2016 | Grumman/Butkus Associates

A new survey from engineering firm Grumman/Butkus Associates examines electricity, fossil fuel, w...

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CBRE: Workplace wellness on the rise

Photos: Pixabay (Treadmill desk photo: CBRE)

March 09, 2016 | Craig Beam, CBRE Healthcare

As insurance premiums and deductibles continue to rise, both employees and employers are evaluati...

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