Building Systems


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Minding The Ambulance Bay

February 13, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
They provide a vital portal into the ED but many ambulance bays also become dumping grounds for excess supplies and waste. The right layout and design can help overcome these issues but first you’ve got to identify who’s accountable for these areas.

Got Questions About LEED For Healthcare?

February 7, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
A panel of green building experts is coming to the Healthcare Design Academy, February 27-March 1 in Washington, D.C.—and they want to know what’s on your mind.

The HCD 10: Mitch Goplen, Facility Manager

February 5, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Mitch Goplen, vice president of facility services at Billings Clinic, is named The HCD 10 Facility Manager for his work in 2013.

Putting Copper-Infused Products To The Test

February 4, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Sentara Healthcare tests the efficacy of antimicrobial surfaces and linens at its new 129-bed tower with the promise to share its findings with the industry.

SickKids Research Institute’s Urban Experiment

January 23, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The Hospital for Sick Children overcomes the constraints of a high-rise tower and the siloed nature of research to create a flexible laboratory setting.
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