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.
In a new research paper, three healthcare specialists present factors that contribute to a psycho...read more
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.
Clark Construction Group pilots the Edge Guard system on the Fair Oaks (Va.) Hospital reconstruct...read more
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.
The MED-1 Mobile Hospital Unit serves as a lower-cost solution during construction of new ED....
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.
Mercy’s new high-tech medical center equips its medical professionals to deliver care at the beds...read more
A roll-up emergency department, next-gen telemedicine center, and biophilic cooling pods are amon...read more
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The right approach during the planning, design, and construction of a new facility can yield a po...read more
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
As the 65+ population continues to rise, the AEC industry needs to better understand the stresses...read more
UNC Women’s and Children’s Hospital, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Photo: William Yeung, flickr Creative Commons.
AECOM, Jacobs, and WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking o...read more
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.
Turner Construction Co., McCarthy Holdings, and Skanska USA top Building Design+Construction’s an...read more
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.
HDR, Stantec, and Perkins+Will top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s...read more
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The National Healthcare Design Awards recognizes functional hospital projects that solve aestheti...read more
Gilbane Building Company utilized advanced 3D scanning technology as part of a virtual design and...read more
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Compliance processes can be handled efficiently with a little bit of foresight. CBRE's Patrick Du...read more
Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Virginia. Photo: Fort Belvoir Community Hospital/Creative Commons.
Consortium members discussed how architects, designers, and health professionals can best apply d...read more
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
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.
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
Over the past year, healthcare accounted for nearly one-fifth of all new jobs in the U.S.
Advanced technology provides insight into the actions necessary to cut costs, but it's the people...read more
Hybrid operating room. Photo: Pfree2014/Wikimedia Commons
"Surgical Suites: Emerging Approaches to Planning and Design" offers solutions for collaboration...read more
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By adopting green building and sustainable practices, healthcare facilities can save $15 billion...read more
Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center. Photo: Christopher Lance/Creative Commons.
Efficient ED operations result in shorter wait times, quicker diagnosis and care plans, maximum u...read more
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
As service providers position themselves closer to their communities, they are looking for ways t...read more
Entrance to the Cook County Hospital in Chicago. Photo: Jeff Dahl/Wikimedia Commons
The century-old, Beaux Arts architecture-inspired hospital will transform into a mixed-use develo...read more
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Survey respondents are targeting smaller acquisitions, at a time when market cap rates are narrow...read more
Prentice Women's Hospital Building in Chicago. Photo: Erin Nekervis/Creative Commons
A new survey from engineering firm Grumman/Butkus Associates examines electricity, fossil fuel, w...read more
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As insurance premiums and deductibles continue to rise, both employees and employers are evaluati...read more
Christ Hospital's Mt. Auburn, Ohio, campus brings orthopedic and spine care under one roof in a building whose design emphasizes daylighting and wellness. The Building Team on this Center, which opened last fall, included Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (architect, interior designer, SE and CE, enviromental graphics, and LEED consultant), Fosdick & Hilmer (MEP), Champlin Architecture (local architect), THP (local SE), Kleingers (Local CE), Office of James Burnett (landscape), Messer Construction (construction management). Image: @Tom Rossiter/Courtesy SOM
The opening coincides with agreements that make this center a preferred provider for several empl...read more
The revamp of Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), in Rootstown, turned a commuter medical school into a university campus with an assortment of facilities for use by students and the public. Photo: Courtesy Neomed.
As healthcare organizations make the transition from sick care to well care, they’re learning how...read more
The 182-bed Aurora, Colo., hospital has incurred more than $1 billion in cost overruns. The Army Corps of Engineers has taken over the management of the project. Rendering: V.A.
Bill would also put restrictions on planning and design funding.
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.