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AIA Unveils New Leading Indicator in Construction Research White Paper

WASHINGTON, D.C. — By measuring the movement of design contracts in the monthly Architecture Billings Index, the American Institute of Architects is now able to trace the path of resources into the design and construction industry from the earliest conceptualization until it results in finished projects. This new indicator is being spotlighted in an AIA economic research white paper, Designing the Construction Future. Read More …

Architecture Billings Index Mired in Slowdown

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following a modest two-month recovery in the level of demand for design services, the Architecture Billings Index again turned negative last month. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine- to 12-month lead time between architecture billings and construction spending. Read More …

DBIA Releases 10 Best Practices for Design-Build Done Right

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Design-Build Institute of America has released a “Design-Build Done Right Best Practices” guidebook. Based on research, case studies and extensive industry input for more than a year, DBIA has identified the design-build best practices and implementing techniques that directly impact project performance. Read More …

Health IT, Care Coordination and Drug Shortages Lead ECRI Institute’s 2014 List of Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. — Patient safety is a top priority for every healthcare organization, but knowing where to direct initiatives can be daunting. To help organizations decide where to focus their efforts, ECRI Institute has compiled its first annual list of the Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for Healthcare Organizations. Read More …

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Lankenau Medical Center Receives LEED Silver Certification

Lankenau Medical Center, part of Main Line Health, was awarded LEED Silver certification from the U. S. Green Building Council for new, sustainable design and construction of LMC’s Master Facility Project–including the Heart Pavilion—a $446-million, 600,000-square-foot construction project on the LMC campus. This facility plan represents the first and largest LEED Silver-certified healthcare project in the region, and the largest on the East Coast. Read More …

Healthcare LED Lighting Webinar, Related Documents Now Available Online

Did you miss the complimentary webinar recently presented by Cree, Inc.? No worries. We’ve got you covered.

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HKS’ Joe Sprague Named to Department of Defense Advisory Panel

DALLAS, Texas –  Joseph Sprague, FAIA, FACHA, FHFI, has been appointed by the Secretary of Defense, to the Independent Review Panel on Military Medical Construction Standards. The 10-person federal review panel will: Read More …

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Sky Tower Opens its Doors, Ushers in New Era at University Hospital

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — University Health System celebrated the completion of its new million-square-foot Sky Tower, an ambitious expansion and redesign of University Hospital that doubles its size and transforms it into one of the most beautiful and technologically advanced in the nation. Read More …

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Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Springfield Celebrates Opening

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Rehabilitation services in the Ozarks will receive a major upgrade week with the opening of a new Mercy facility in Springfield, Mo. Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Springfield, a 63,000-square-foot, two-story building, offers 60 beds and provides inpatient rehabilitation for patients who are recovering from strokes, brain or spinal cord injuries, amputations, complex orthopedic injuries and other conditions. Read More …

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