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Stantec Launches Second Virtual Reality Research Initiative

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Following a successful research pilot, Stantec architectural designers are launching a secondary study to explore methods for integrating virtual reality technology with building design modeling. Read More …

J.M. Electrical, BCM Controls Begin Project at New Partners HealthCare Facility

LYNNFIELD, Mass. – J.M. Electrical Company, Inc. and BCM Controls Corporation have kicked off project operations at the new Partners HealthCare facility in Somerville, Massachusetts, a 750,000-square-foot development. Read More …

MEP-T: Network Technology as the Fourth Utility

It’s no secret that technology’s role in healthcare is increasing and evolving with every passing day. Read More …

Hybrid ORs: Strategies for when reality hits the perfect project plan

A hybrid OR is on the wish list for many facilities, as a way to attract physicians, expand services and provide hope for patients. Whether the hybrid project is a renovation or part of a larger replacement or addition project, facilities doing a hybrid for the first time are in for a challenging new experience. Read More …

Creative Strategies = Creative Outcomes: Teamwork, technology restarts paused replacement hospital project

A healthcare project designed before the economic downturn that then stalled for several years is not news. But by using a creative and community-focused design and construction team, the extra time the downturn provides can be capitalized to incorporate innovations and to strengthen relationships in order to produce a project that exceeds everyone’s expectations. Such was the case with the recently opened, 382,000-square-foot Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mount Vernon, Ill. Read More …

Upgrading Infrastructure: The roll-out of electronic health records

Healthcare facilities are among the most infrastructure-intensive building types. Integrated mechanical-electrical systems, fire safety and security systems, medical equipment and communication networks promote patient safety and operational efficiencies. Federal, state and local codes regulate virtually everything within a facility — from the physical structure to operational processes to patient care. All this is with one goal in mind — improve patient care and safety. Read More …

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