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Hospitals Are Taking a Leadership Role in Wastewater

Posted by Kent Doss on Apr 14, 2014

Featured in Healthcare Global, October 2, 2013.

We know trace amounts of runoff from hospitals and long-term care facilities reaches potable water. Drinking water in 24 major metropolitan areas.....READ MORE

Topics: Architecture, Healthcare Design, Sustainability, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare, waste water, Advisory Services

Setting a New Trend: Live Audience Polling at ENR's NYC Pulse Conference

Posted by Jeffrey Drucker on Apr 10, 2014

On February 26, 2014, I moderated a panel of experts for the McGraw Hill/Engineering News Record's " The Pulse 5 - The Future of Healthcare" in NYC. The conference explored issues currently.....READ MORE

Topics: Architecture, polling, Healthcare Design, Building Information Modeling (BIM), Architects, Continuous Improvement, Integrated Project Design/Delivery (IPD)

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Posted by Noah Tolson on Apr 03, 2014

The thorough and systematic evaluation of the interrelated values, goals, facts and needs of a client’s organization, facility users and the surrounding community. A well-conceived program leads..

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Topics: Planning, Future State Mapping, Architecture, visioning, Healthcare Design, Affordable Care Act (ACA), mock-ups, Building Information Modeling (BIM), Programming Software, Continuous Improvement, Advisory Services

Design Local Inspiration

Posted by Nicole Wood on Mar 31, 2014

Featured in Healthcare Construction + Operations, March 2014.

As designers, we are often consulted by manufacturers during the later stages of their product development process. They ask our.....READ MORE

Topics: furniture, Design Local, NCIDQ, Healthcare Design, Interior Design, finishes, inspiration, Healthcare

Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement

Posted by Jonathan Bykowski on Mar 07, 2014

I recently had an opportunity, for the second time, to attend the Society for Health Systems Process Improvement Conference. I was again inspired and awed by the significant impact that.....READ MORE

Topics: Architecture, Kaizen, Lean, society for health systems, Healthcare Design, Affordable Care Act (ACA), Process Improvement, Continuous Improvement

How to Navigate the Changing Healthcare Real Estate Market

Posted by Noah Tolson on Mar 04, 2014

Featured in Healthcare Global, October 2014

While the rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has garnered a lot of attention, there are significant trends associated with its implementation.....READ MORE

Topics: developer, Planning, real estate, Medical Office Building (MOB), Architecture, Healthcare Design, Affordable Care Act (ACA), Architects, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare

Atria - from Courtyard to Front Door and Other Places Inbetween

Posted by Guest Contributor on Feb 21, 2014

An Atrium, as technically defined by the International Building Code (IBC) is an opening within a building connecting two or more stories, other than enclosed stairways, elevators, hoist ways,.....READ MORE

Topics: solar gain, Architecture, Healthcare Design, central, atrium, courtyard, hospitals, Continuous Improvement, Advisory Services

The Emphasis on Women’s Health in Today’s World

Posted by Lisa Lipschutz on Feb 18, 2014

Women’s health matters and the facilities that support the delivery of women’s services impact the care and results. I have a passion for women’s health having worked on the majority of Array’s.....READ MORE

Topics: Pediatrics, Healthcare Design, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare, Advisory Services, Healing Environment, womens healthcare

When a Chair Becomes a Toilet: Why the People Are more Important than the Mock-up

Posted by Jonathan Bykowski on Feb 10, 2014

Published by Healthcare Construction + Operations, January 15, 2014

Mock-ups can provide an undeniable value to teams designing new health care spaces.Repetitive project elements are excellent.....READ MORE

Topics: Planning, Architecture, Healthcare Design, mock-ups, Continuous Improvement, Advisory Services

Immovable Objects vs. Unstoppable Forces: NYC and NY State Requirements for Fire Suppression Systems in Elevator Machine Rooms

Posted by Guest Contributor on Jan 30, 2014

By: Thomas Hudak, RA and Rick Meilan, PE, LEED AP

Hospitals are not only complex buildings, but the building codes and requirements that guide their design can become so complex that they.....READ MORE

Topics: Fire Suppression, Architecture, Safety, Healthcare Design, Continuous Improvement