Hospital Design Trends

Primer: Using 'parallel estimating' to pinpoint costs on healthcare construction projects

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February 11, 2015 | Andrew Sumner, CBRE Healthcare

As pressure increases to understand capital cost prior to the first spade touching dirt, more hea...

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7 new factors shaping hospital emergency departments

The Marion Emergency Care Center at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital, Fort Worth, features a “super track” area to assess and treat low-acuity patients. Photo: Daryl Shields / HKS

February 01, 2015 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

A new generation of highly efficient emergency care facilities is upping the ante on patient care...

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Mega medical complex opens in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood

About $600 million of the complex’s $1.5 billion cost was raised from private donors. All photos: Mark Citret via Flickr 

January 30, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor 

The new UCSF Medical Center is actually three hospitals in one.

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December 31, 2014 | Patrick Duke, Managing Director, CBRE Healthcare

Healthcare continues to shift toward Madison Avenue and Silicon Valley as it revamps business pra...

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December 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

By bringing healthcare services in house, Dallas County Jail will greatly minimize the security r...

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December 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Infection control, a constant worry for hospital administrators and clinical staffs, is heightene...

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December 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The HealthSpot station is an 8x5-foot, ADA-compliant mobile kiosk that lets patients access a net...

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November 21, 2014 | Lora Schwartz, Principal Consultant, CBRE Healthcare

Healthcare organizations are under extreme pressure to reduce costs, writes CBRE Healthcare's Lor...

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In a video announcement released by Haskell, three business leaders at Haskell a

In a video announcement released by Haskell, three business leaders at Haskell and FreemanWhite discuss the acquisition (l. to r

November 14, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The combination expands Haskell’s geographic presence by adding FreemanWhite’s offices in Chicago...

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Perkins Eastman and Turner Construction led the effort to convert the once-endan

Perkins Eastman and Turner Construction led the effort to convert the once-endangered Curran OToole Building in Manhattans Gre

October 30, 2014 | Perkins Eastman/LBL

The merger will significantly build upon the established practices—particularly healthcare—of bot...

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With 57 units in Phase 1 of the project, Orchards at Orenco in Hillsboro, Ore.,
October 22, 2014 | Amy McIntosh, Associate Editor

Passive House, an ultra-efficient building standard that originated in Germany, has been used for...

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October 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The bright-white structures will feature a curvilinear form, mimicking bones and ligament. 

The $100 million MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, designed by architecture f
October 14, 2014 | Adele Houghton, RA, LEED AP BD+C, O+M, ND

The path to more extensive use of health data in green building is blocked by certain myths that...

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Rendering courtesy Union Village, HKS

Rendering courtesy Union Village, HKS

October 08, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The $1.2 billion Union Village project is expected to create 12,000 permanent jobs when completed...

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Perkins Eastman and Turner Construction led the effort to convert the once-endan
September 21, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Repurposing existing retail and office space is becoming an increasingly popular strategy for hos...

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Tampa VA Hospital. Photo: courtesy VA
September 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

CannonDesign, Clark Group, and URS top BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest Veterans Administr...

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The Mount Sinai Hess Center for Science and Medicine, in New York, a winner in t
September 04, 2014 | Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

Healthcare construction will continue to feel the effects of radical changes in the delivery of c...

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August 05, 2014 | Peter Lufkin and Luca Romani, CBRE Whitestone

Using well-known risk analytics applied to pre-existing facility data, risk scanning can provide...

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Catawba Valley Medical Center Pavilion, Hickory, N.C. Photo: courtesy Freeman Wh
July 23, 2014 | Amy McIntosh, Associate Editor

With the Affordable Care Act still in its infancy, Building Teams are seeing reverberations in th...

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The University of Colorado Hospital recently completed major projects on the Ans
July 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Turner, McCarthy, and Skanska USA top Building Design+Construction's 2014 ranking of the largest...

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Single-bed inpatient rooms in the Hospitaller Pavilion at Palos Community Hospit
July 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

AECOM, Jacobs, and URS Corp. top Building Design+Construction's 2014 ranking of the largest healt...

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Duke Realty, Eskenazi Health, and Health and Hospital Corp. of Marion County for
July 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

HDR, Stantec, and HKS top Building Design+Construction's 2014 ranking of the largest healthcare a...

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The new Lawrence + Memorial Hospital Cancer Center will allow patients to receiv
July 21, 2014 | Julie S. Higginbotham, Senior Editor

Partners share the risk and reward of extreme collaboration on this LEED Silver project, which re...

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July 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Celebrated American architect Michael Graves sits with the Washington Post to talk about how bein...

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The Building Team for the California Health Care Facility, Stockton, only had ab
July 14, 2014 | Amy McIntosh, Associate Editor

A massive scope, tough schedule, and technical complexity fail to daunt the Building Team for a h...

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The Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton replaces an outmoded hospital on the base.
July 08, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Through advanced coordination methods and an experimental contract method, the Building Team for...

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The Alfond Center for Health, Augusta, Maine, uses massing to create a Village
July 07, 2014 | Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

Extensive use of local contractors, vendors, and laborers brings a Maine hospital project in mont...

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An example of emerging "live, work, play" strategy is the development of residen
June 05, 2014 | Eric Fisher and Patrick Duke

In urban and even suburban markets, real estate is about the "live, work, play," with close proxi...

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The contractor implemented advanced prefabrication measures on the 360-bed Exemp
May 14, 2014 | Mortenson Construction

Value-based cost-benefit analysis of prefab approaches on the firm's 360-bed Exempla Saint Joseph...

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May 07, 2014 | Las Vegas SC2 Challenge

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman wants your economic development ideas for remaking four areas wit...

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