MEP design considerations for rural hospitals

Rural hospitals present unique opportunities and challenges for healthcare facility operators. Oftentimes, the infrastructure and building systems have not been updated for years and require significant improvements in order to meet today’s modern medical demands. Additionally, as these smaller, more remote hospitals are acquired by larger regional and national healthcare systems, the first step by new ownership is often to update and rehabilitate the building. 




HVAC/Mechanical systems Healthcare Facilities | Oct 18, 2021

MEP design considerations for rural hospitals

Rural hospitals present unique opportunities and challenges for healthcare facility operators. Oftentimes, the infrastructure and building systems have not been updated for years and require significant improvements in order to meet today’s modern medical demands. Additionally, as these smaller, more remote hospitals are acquired by larger regional and national healthcare systems, the first step by new ownership is often to update and rehabilitate the building. 

Resiliency | Jul 15, 2021

A new report urges federal investment in healthier buildings

The National Institute of Building Sciences also calls for code changes and greater cooperation between building owners and the AEC community.

Coronavirus | Apr 1, 2020

TLC’s Michael Sheerin offers guidance on ventilation in COVID-19 healthcare settings

Ventilation engineering guidance for COVID-19 patient rooms

HVAC | Feb 3, 2020

Reliable Building Systems Increase Net Operating Income by Retaining Tenants

Tenants increasingly expect a well-crafted property that feels unique, authentic, and comfortable—with technologically advanced systems and spaces that optimize performance and encourage collaboration and engagement. The following guidance will help owners and property managers keep tenants happy.

HVAC | Jan 6, 2020

Four Ways Building Systems Create Long-term Profitability

When accounting for the total cost of ownership and the potential return on investment, owners and developers should consider total energy usage, the lifespan of building systems equipment, the recruitment and retention of occupants, and lease rates.

HVAC | Jan 6, 2020

Maximize Energy Efficiency in Class A Office Buildings With Modern Building Systems

Energy-efficient building design starts with the building envelope, but the building systems have a tremendous impact on energy use as well.

75 Top Products | Dec 16, 2019

101 Top Products for 2019

Building Design+Construction readers and editors select their top building products for the past 12 months in the fourth-annual 101 Top Products report.

75 Top Products | Dec 16, 2019

Top Building Systems Products for 2019

FabricAir’s ceiling-hung fabric duct and Ellumi Lighting’s bacteria-killing lights are among the 13 new building systems products to make Building Design+Construction's 2019 101 Top Products report.

HVAC | May 4, 2018

How the Bank of San Antonio achieved comfort and efficiency in their new office building

Since project completion, the VRF system has provided precise comfort control for the building’s occupants. 

Plumbing | Nov 10, 2017

Big ideas in a small space

Tiny house with Viega products finished second in a tiny house competition in California.


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