11 great solutions for the commercial construction market

A roll-up emergency department, next-gen telemedicine center, and biophilic cooling pods are among the AEC industry’s clever ideas and novel innovations for 2016.

August 23, 2016 |

A roll-up emergency department, next-gen telemedicine center, and biophilic cooling pods are among the AEC industry’s clever ideas and novel innovations for 2016. Check out these and eight other breakthrough concepts in BD+C’s annual Great Solutions report. Click on any link below to read the full article for each Great Solution. 

 

 

 

1. Virtual care facility serves remote patients, may reduce readmissions

Mercy’s new high-tech medical center equips its medical professionals to deliver care at the bedside of patients anywhere. Read the full article.

 

2. At Beyer Blinder Belle everyone’s seeing RED

The firm’s R&D initiative inspires its designers to develop ideas that could positively disrupt the practice. Read the full article.

 

3. Mini-grant R&D program pays off in a big way for AE firm

Created through funding from Little’s LaceUp program, the Center for Building Performance has helped the design firm win 14 new jobs since its inception. Read the full article.

 

4. Biophilic pods beat the shade when it comes to outdoor cooling

The Xylem concept by CallisonRTKL regulates outdoor thermal comfort through shading, air movement, water circulation, and a vegetated roof. Read the full article.

 

5. Reclaimed wood paneling adds color to retail and hospitality projects

Colorburst panels are available in four stock options—Robin Egg Blue, Viridian Green, Haute Pink, and Cascade White—as well as custom colors. Read the full article.

 

6. Durable coffeemaker brings a bit of comfort to job sites

The CoffeeBoxx is lightweight rust proof, dust proof, water resistant, and ultra durable. Read the full article

 

7. Mobile emergency room arrives just in time for Alabama hospital

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

 

8. Novel construction approach speeds K-12 school projects

The Folia system uses pre-engineered components to deliver school buildings at 20% less cost. Read the full article.

 

9. Reusable infection control barriers ease hospital renovation

Clark Construction Group pilots the Edge Guard system on the Fair Oaks (Va.) Hospital reconstruction project. Read the full article.

 

10. Visual energy model database demystifies net-zero design

Diamond Schmitt Architects’ ecoMetrics tool allows its designers to quickly analyze solutions based on models from 44 LEED-certified projects. Read the full article.

 

11. GBBN designers take on wellness research

In a new research paper, three healthcare specialists present factors that contribute to a psychological state that is receptive to healing. Read the full article.

 

 

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