Engineering

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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.
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Room To Bloom At Mercy Health

July 28, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The new West Hospital houses one of the largest green roofs in the state of Ohio with a mix of 65,000 native plants.
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Designing Healthcare Environments To Prevent HAIs

July 23, 2014     Dan Swanson
Thoughtful approaches to building system design at the start of a project—including how those systems will be maintained over time—play a significant role in preventing healthcare-associated infections.
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Three Ways To Cut Building Costs In The Design Process

July 9, 2014     Charlene Marietti
Eastern experts and Western thought leaders shared concerns and trends in hospital design and care delivery trends at the 15th Hospital Build and Infrastructure China Exhibition and Congress held June 21 to 23 in Nanjing, China. One U.S. architect weighed in on approaches to shaving dollars off of healthcare projects.
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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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Patient Bathroom Designs Balance Style And Safety

June 25, 2014     Barbara Horwitz-Bennett
Design directives inspiring today’s patient bathrooms put safety first but incorporate hospitality touches, too, leaving designers with plenty of options to consider and pursue.
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Mobile Clinic Project Thinks Global

June 23, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
A winning design in Building Trust International's Moved to Care challenge inspires ideas on how to deliver healthcare, education, and community to the globe’s hardest-to-reach populations.
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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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Common Goals Inspire MaineGeneral Hospital Project

June 3, 2014     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Managing Editor
An integrated project delivery contract and Lean design process drove the creation of MaineGeneral’s new Alfond Center for Health, with team members sharing in risks and rewards to ensure its success.
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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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Using Technology To Aid Environmental Monitoring

May 22, 2014     Brian Yarborough
A mobile app helps Skanska monitor tolerances for pressure, noise levels, and air particulates during a NICU project for Tampa General Hospital.
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