Engineering Trends


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.


Renovating An Inpatient Unit One Room At A Time

January 26, 2015     Stephen Devon
Foregoing the traditional approach of shutting down an entire unit to complete patient room renovations, this project team realized that despite complications and increased construction costs, the best solution was to go one by one.

Eskenazi Health Embraces Its Civic Duty

November 13, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
For its new public safety-net hospital in Indianapolis, the design team used a modern, clean, and sustainable design to support the mind, body, and soul of its community.

Building A More Resilient Emergency Department

October 14, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
NYU Langone Medical Center turned a storm-damaged ED into a modern and resilient facility to protect it from future disasters while meeting the needs for service in its community.

Upgrading ORs Without Missing A Beat

July 29, 2014     Karan Hoffman
From MEP infrastructure to appropriate phasing, there are plenty of things to consider when undergoing an OR renovation.

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.

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.

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: Sheila Bosch, Researcher

January 31, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Sheila Bosch, director of research for Gresham, Smith and Partners, is named The HCD 10 Researcher for her work in 2013.

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.

Take Five With Robin Guenther

January 3, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The principal with Perkins+Will discusses the top five trends and issues getting her attention right now.

MOBs: Systems For Growth

January 2, 2014     William Ammons and William Stangeland
Careful planning of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems can ensure MOBs are ready for future expansions.

Chicago Hospitals Share Green Initiatives

December 27, 2013     Peter Locke
Hospitals in Chicago are working toward energy efficiency improvement and joining together to share the results with peers. Here, five major initiatives are outlined.

MOBs: From The Ground Up

December 24, 2013     Barbara Horwitz-Bennett
Medical office buildings are filling a major need for healthcare providers—and adding specific challenges for architects and builders.

Take Five With Andrew Quirk

December 23, 2013     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The senior vice president and national director of Skanska’s Healthcare Center of Excellence discusses the top five trends and issues getting his attention right now.
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