Changes in building design and operations can drastically improve public health and safety....
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At UC San Diego Medical Center, CallisonRTKL designed a teaching facility that offers medical simulation training. It includes several design elements that combat infection control, such rounded corners, stepped ceilings, and encased light fixtures for easier cleaning, as well as solid surfaces with chemically bonded seams to remove gaps and cracks. Photo: Brian Henniker
Caught off guard by COVID-19, healthcare systems take stock of the capacity and preparedness....
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WSP USA workers being disinfected after cleaning a facility. Photo: WSP USA
Controlling future infection spreads could become job one for most buildings and spaces.
The short story is official design guidelines are slow to be developed and made into law.
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The design was inspired by oriel bay windows.
Boldt Field Engineer Zach Jens at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Wauwatosa. Note 360-degree camera on the hardhat.
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Among the infection-control protocols that Shawmut Design and Construction rolled out on the Brown University project is Shawmut Vitals, which allows workers to self-certify daily health screenings by scanning a job-specific QR code. Image: Shawmut
The facility, scheduled for completion next April, will combine a residence hall with student h...read more
Access to quick, reliable, and repeated testing has been one of the greatest challenges for bus...read more
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies are managing sudden change as they assess the impac...read more
Altering the densities of an academic building by student use is one of the solutions for infection control suggested in a white paper on how to make college campuses ready to reopen. Images: Leo A Daly
Leo A Daly white paper suggests dividing students into smaller “cohorts,” and assigning bathroo...read more
The first episode, now available on demand, features experts from Robins & Morton, Gensler,...read more
Technology is expected to play a bigger role in keeping patients and staff safe. HMC Architects designed the operating room at Henderson Hospital in Henderson, Nev., with narrow spectrum lighting for infection control. Dave Fennama/HMC Architects
Architecture and construction firms—and their clients—are asking new questions about infection...read more
The new NFPA resource addresses the factors that should be confirmed by a qualified person before re-opening a building to ensure the safety of all its occupants. Photo: Silviu Costin Iancu from Pixabay
The new checklist helps building owners and facility managers ensure fire and life safety as bu...read more
As the world evolves its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, one clear reality is testing for th...read more
Three operational issues that must be prioritized for every building in order to achieve tenant...read more
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Bradley Corp. offers five upgrades to make public restrooms more sanitary.
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Even during a pandemic, antimicrobial building products may do more harm than good.
WorkWell is made up up prefabricated components, and the building takes between six and nine weeks to be constructed and operational. Images: Leo A Daly and Turner Construction
Modular WorkWell™ ecosystem can process up to 40 people per minute.
Image courtesy DPR Construction
The NEXT Coalition will challenge engineering and construction firms to enhance health and safe...read more
A new report, based on responses from more than 40,000 employees worldwide, found that companies struggle to sustain their corporate cultures when many of their associates are working remotely. Images: Cushman & Wakefield
The office, now part of a larger workplace ecosystem, still reinforces employees’ connections w...read more
GrizForm Design Architects designed the 2,007-sf Legal Sea Bar, which opened in Washington D.C.'s Union Station two years ago. As restaurants reopen, they are rethinking such matters as whether bar stools need to be spaced out more. Image: GrizForm Design Architects
Three design firms share their takes on what will make customers more comfortable about returni...read more
The majority of multifamily developers (53%) said they're still facing construction delays due to the coronavirus pandemic, says the NMHC.
More than half (53%) of multifamily developer respondents reported construction delays in the j...read more
The author, Mike Aziz, AIA, presented this slide via vimeo as part of a virtual public meeting.
Mike Aziz, AIA, presents 9 tips for mastering virtual public meetings during the COVID-19 pande...read more
Making better use of parking lots to regulate who enters a healthcare facility is one of the considerations for controlling the spread of infectious diseases made in a new guide released by the architecture firm EUA. Images: EUA
Planning with intent is the key to readiness, states Eppstein Uhen Architects, the guide’s auth...read more
The American College of Healthcare Architects surveyed 129 of its members on the impact of the coronavirus epidemic on the design of hospitals and other medical facilities.
The American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA) has released the key findings of a survey...read more