Construction Management

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At Bat: Nurses Step Up To Design Plate

August 27, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

What’s the value of the clinician’s point of view in the planning and design of healthcare facilities? Two industry leaders talk about how nurses’ role has changed in the last decade and how they’re helping them get more involved.

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Rewriting The Playbook: James Cancer Hospital

August 17, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

After planning and designing the new 19-story James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, leadership decided to add a second-floor radiation oncology unit—and that’s just one of the mid-project game-changers undertaken during this $750 million project.

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The IPD Contract: What It Covers And Why It Matters

August 4, 2015    

Tenets of integrated project delivery (IPD) have been applied to healthcare construction projects large and small for years, but using a formal IPD contract isn’t nearly as common. Tying firms to the project in a shared-risk model stands to improve teamwork and provides a framework for carrying out a project successfully.

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From The Ground Up: New Parkland Hospital

July 22, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

Construction of the New Parkland Hospital in Dallas was a feat unto itself, with a four-party joint venture behind it. From early integration of project team members to prefabrication of building components to figuring out how exactly to build a 60-foot cantilever—and then build on top of it—team leaders share how they brought the project's 2.1 million square feet to life. 

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Houston Methodist Begins Construction On 378-Bed Tower

July 13, 2015     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The project in the Texas Medical Center includes ICU beds, new heart and neurosurgery operating rooms, and a dedicated cardiology floor.

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Finding The Way With Master Planning

May 1, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
A tale of two healthcare campuses and the master plans identified to position the owners to achieve their short-term and long-range goals provide a glimpse into the challenges—and solutions—of master planning in the 21st century.
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Building Smart In Healthcare

April 7, 2015     Jason Seaburg
New technologies are optimizing healthcare construction sites, helping teams rein in costs and speed up schedules.
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In His Own Words: The HCD 10’s Sean Gouvin

March 24, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
This is the second installment of our HCD 10 podcast series, featuring an interview with Baystate Health’s Sean Gouvin, this year’s facility manager winner. Check back each week for more installments.
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Take 5 With Paul Braun

March 3, 2015     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The principal at Gresham, Smith and Partners discusses the top five trends and issues getting his attention right now.
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The HCD 10: Sam Moses, Building Professional

February 11, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
Sam Moses, a superintendent at Balfour Beatty Construction, is named The HCD 10 Building Professional for his work in 2014.
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Moving Beyond Traditional Staff Workplaces In Healthcare

January 12, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The University of Minnesota Ambulatory Care Center turned to collaboration and touchdown spaces to give staff a variety of work options while fostering interaction and a team approach to care at its new ambulatory center.
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Finding Friendship Through Architecture

January 7, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Cleveland Clinic’s Randy Geise and 13-year-old patient Brendan Watson share an interest in campus buildings, 3-D models, and knock-knock jokes. Their story is a reminder that design ideas—as well as friendships—can be found in unexpected places.

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Best Of 2014: Camp Pendleton Replacement Hospital Mirrors Military Traditions

December 23, 2014     Sara O. Marberry

Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton, completed in November 2013, reflects the ideals of the patients it serves and raises the bar for military healthcare facility design.

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Best of 2014: Modular Construction Delivers Flexibility To Healthcare

December 19, 2014     Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

Breaking out beyond smaller healthcare projects, modular construction is being sought out for its speed to market, quality control, and efficiency.

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St. Jude Medical Center Tower Completed

December 5, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Construction of the $228 million healthcare facility wrapped up five months early and included a 200,000-square-foot acute care building and a 14,000-square-foot central utility plant.

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