Building Systems

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Building A Better Inpatient Unit

September 14, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

These units have to do a lot of heavy lifting in today’s hospital environment, calling for designers to rethink existing models to better facilitate team-based care, streamline operations, and provide future flexibility.

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Union Village: Applying BIM/3-D Integrated Workflow

August 31, 2016     Danny Boh

In order to balance both time spent on design and construction, the team behind the new UHS Henderson Hospital, part of the in-progress Union Village health village project in Henderson, Nev., decided to overlap the two thanks to the use of technology. 

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Class Act: University Of Minnesota Health Clinics And Surgery Center

July 12, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

This academic medical center, opened February 2016, in Minneapolis, features a host of new approaches to operations and layout that were inspired by other markets, including retail and airports.

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Take 5 With Tom Chessum

May 25, 2016     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The principal with CO Architects discusses the top five trends and issues getting his attention right now.

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Two Loma Linda University Health Projects Get Underway

May 23, 2016     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

A groundbreaking was held for a new hospital complex, which will house a new adult hospital and children’s hospital tower totaling 693 beds.

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Historic Renovation Offers Lessons In Adaptive Reuse

April 7, 2016     Steve Wiser

A landmark building offered the ideal site for a Louisville, Ky., nonprofit healthcare provider, but retrofitting the 80-year-old space to support modern care delivery was a historic challenge.

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Risk Management: Preparing Your Facility To Handle Infectious Disease Patients

February 11, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Healthcare facilities should be thinking about and designing to handle infectious disease patients—for today’s cases as well as those in the future.

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Alder Hey's Park Place

January 26, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The children’s hospital in Liverpool, England, integrates a trio of buildings into its scenic setting to maximize clinic space and bring patients and staff as close to nature as possible.

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Hitting The Mark In Sustainable Design

November 24, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Setting aggressive energy goals and efficiency standards is one thing; meeting them is another. Healthcare Design revisits some of the industry’s most notable green healthcare projects to find out what happened on their journey—and where they stand today.

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Getting To Net Zero

November 17, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

As hospitals continue to look for more efficient and sustainable ways to operate their buildings, new strategies are required. Speakers at the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference review some of the active, passive, and renewable systems worth considering and how they can impact building design and bottom lines.

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Union Village: Introducing A First

September 22, 2015     Ed Miller and Danny Boh

The team behind the in-progress Union Village in Nevada kicks off a series of blogs providing insight on challenges encountered and lessons learned while planning this first-of-its-kind health village, starting with how the IPD team was selected. 

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Bright Ideas At Nemours Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children

September 2, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

A new patient tower at the children’s hospital stands out for its colorful façade, almond-shaped buildings, and cost-saving solutions, earning it an Award of Merit in the 2015 Healthcare Design Showcase.

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Fresh Start: Natural Ventilation In Healthcare

August 10, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Speakers at the 2015 HCD Expo & Conference want to drive a new conversation about the challenges and opportunities of using natural ventilation in healthcare facilities.

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Take Five With Darci Hernandez

June 9, 2015     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The principal at Boulder Associates Architects discusses the top five trends and issues getting her attention right now.
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Lady Cilento Branches Out In Australia

April 9, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The new children’s hospital is lush with fresh solutions for hospital campus design, including approaches that bring the outside in and help establish deep roots within the local community.
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