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Healthcare Facility Commissioning: Closing the gap between building performance and code requirements

Building commissioning requirements for commercial buildings are slowly being accepted throughout the country. This progression is occurring through the adoption of energy and green codes, such as the International Energy Conservation Code and the International Green Construction Code. The Joint Commission uses these guidelines, where applicable, to determine the accreditation of hospitals. Read More …

After-hours scanning can be performed to eliminate disruption to hospital operations. Point clouds can be combined and converted into BIM models consisting of existing MEP and structural conditions. These models help coordinate and inform the design.

Optimizing Healthcare Construction, Operations With BIM

Building Information Modeling is an integral part of providing construction services for healthcare facilities. Whether during design, estimating or construction, the process lends itself to building virtually by demonstrating its true value. Whether saving labor through improved fabrication techniques, reducing risk by engineering a hazard out of the equation or operating a building more efficiently with a data-rich model — the use of BIM should always be where it makes the most sense. To do so requires an equal amount of commitment and coordination from clients, design teams and subcontractors. Read More …

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Sherwin-Williams launches breakthrough paint with the power to kill bacteria

Sherwin-Williams' new product, Paint Shield™, is the first EPA-registered microbicidal paint that kills greater than 99.9 percent of Staph (Staphylococcus aureus), MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), E. coli (Escherichia coli), VRE (Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis) and Enterobacter aerogenes within two hours of exposure on painted surfaces. Read More ...

A facility assessment visually reviews the material conditions, accessibility outside and within the facility, function of operating equipment, performance and estimated remaining useful life.

Building Wellness: Top reasons facility assessments are critical for healthcare organizations

In the healthcare environment, decisions to demolish, renovate or build new facilities are not to be taken lightly. Many healthcare systems are struggling with increasingly obsolete buildings, systems and facilities with diminishing budgets, especially in regard to operations and maintenance. Read More …

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Prefab + Collaboration = Winning Combo for Dignity Health – St. Rose Dominican Siena

With the enactment of the healthcare law, the rebounding Nevada economy and a substantial increase in population, Las Vegas, Nevada has been more than a little motivated to expand and improve its healthcare offerings. A major player fulfilling the need is Dignity Health’s St. Rose Dominican Hospitals, including its Siena campus in Henderson, Nevada. Because of its proximity to the strip, former CEO Rod Davis requested the finishes mirror the tone and feel of the area’s signature hospitality industry. Read More …

At this new hospital in California, fire sprinklers are flush and concealed. There are myriad ways to keep up with today’s fire safety codes, while meeting aesthetic desires of healthcare clients.

Fire Safety: New codes, materials guide design and construction of today’s healthcare facilities

According to the latest numbers from the NFPA’s Fire Analysis & Research Division, U.S. fire departments respond to an average of 6,240 structure fires in healthcare properties per year. These fires can cause an average of $52 million in property damage annually1. Read More …

Healthy Outlook for Construction Market Despite Rising Challenges

WASHINGTON, D.C. – After a strong 2015, there is a growing sense that the construction industry expansion will be more tempered over the next 18 months. However, continued strong demand for hotels, office space and amusement and recreation space Read More …

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Martin Health Celebrates Topping Out at Tradition Medical Center

PORT LUCIE, Fla. – Martin Health recently celebrated the topping out of the Tradition Medical Center addition project as the final beam was raised in Port Lucie, Florida. Read More …

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E4H Leads Design Project for Eastern Maine Medical Center

BOSTON, Mass. — E4H MorrisSwitzer Environments for Health officials recently announced details about its ongoing architectural projects which are facilitating the modernization of Eastern Maine Medical Center, the flagship medical center for Eastern Maine Health System. Read More …

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IKM Architects Celebrate Groundbreaking at UPMC Hampton

IKM Incorporated recently celebrated with UPMC the groundbreaking on a new outpatient facility in Hampton Township in Pennsylvania. The facility will feature comprehensive care for children and adults, various rehabilitation therapies, primary care, advanced imaging services, diagnostic testing Read More …

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