Building Systems

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Room To Upgrade With Technology

July 2, 2014     Jaques Black
Implementing new technologies into existing spaces has become a major factor in construction planning, bringing new challenges and complexities to projects.
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Giving Facility Managers A Seat At The Healthcare Design Table

June 18, 2014     Robert Harris
An insider offers an impassioned plea to involve facility managers in the design and construction process—and explains why it’s critical to long-term project success.
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Designing Abroad: How Sustainability Is Making An Impact In The Middle East

June 17, 2014     James Atkinson
In part one of a three-part guest blog series on international design challenges, HDR’s James Atkinson looks at how extreme climate, solar energy, and the desire for better healing environments are driving sustainable solutions overseas.
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Monitoring Utility Usage Can Save Owners Thousands

June 16, 2014     Richard McKown
A Web-based utility usage dashboard offers insights into performance and savings while it also serves as a troubleshooting tool.
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Dell Children’s Third Bed Tower: Project Breakdown

June 11, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Details on Dell Children’s new bed tower—opened May 2013—including costs, design team, and suppliers.
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Dell Children’s Pathway To Platinum

June 11, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The hospital’s new bed tower pushes its tradition of sustainable design forward in water and energy conservation and healthy materials sourcing.
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Alice and Carl Kirkland Cancer Center Receives ASID Award

May 30, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The spa-like center, located on the campus of Jackson-Madison County General Hospital, earned a gold award.
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Reinventing The Simulation Center OR

May 16, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center partners with the Department of Defense to explore design possibilities in trauma care by building a simulation operating room with moving walls and flexible ceiling grids.
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Kaiser Permanente Completes Southwood Campus Addition

May 8, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The $22 million project is targeting to achieve LEED Silver certification.
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One Step At A Time: Phasing Pays Off In Healthcare Renovations

May 5, 2014     Jim Bell
A phased renovation carried out through integrated project delivery streamlined the rooftop expansion of a certified joint center at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London, Conn.
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Operations Commissioning: Putting New Healthcare Buildings To The Test

April 8, 2014     Kathy Reno and David Grazman
In the same way that commissioning ensures building systems were installed properly and will perform as expected, clinical operations commissioning assesses building workflows created by a new space to ensure staff is ready to accept patients in it.
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WellStar Paulding Hospital Readies For April Opening In Georgia

March 21, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The fast-track construction project included a 295,700-square-foot hospital, MOB and parking deck.
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HCD Academy: “Exciting Time For Healthcare”

March 7, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Speakers at the Healthcare Design Academy in Washington, D.C., discussed the changing landscape of healthcare delivery and the opportunities for design in that future.
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Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton Earns Honors

March 7, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The Alliant Build America Awards recognized the project for construction and partnering methods.
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Design Ideas For Hospital Ambulance Bays

March 6, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Using Lean thinking, one paramedic suggests solving the inherent design challenges of ambulance bays by assigning accountability to key stakeholders and following design and operational guidelines that will make these clean and functional work areas for all.
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