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Panel Issues Suicide Prevention Recommendations

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. Although the vast majority of suicides occur outside of healthcare facilities, many suicides occur every year in healthcare facilities, as well as in the time shortly after discharge—impacting psychiatric hospitals, psychiatric units within general hospitals, Read More …

Gilbane Wins Two 2017 U.S. Air Force Healthcare Design Awards

CONCORD, Calif. – The United States Air Force announced that Gilbane, together with their design partners, were the winners of two 2017 design awards for recently completed healthcare projects. Gilbane, along with Sherlock Smith and Adams, received the Honor Award for Facility Design of the medical clinic at Holloman Read More …

Architecture Billings Upturn Shows Broad Strength

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Even with the uncertainty related to pending tax reform legislation that likely will have a mixed effect on the construction industry, design services at architecture firms remains in high demand. The American Institute of Architects reported the November ABI score was 55.0, up from a score of 51.7 in the previous month. This score reflects an increase Read More …

Dodge Momentum Index Remains Strong in November

NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Dodge Momentum Index surged again in November, climbing 13.9 percent to 149.5 (2000=100) from the revised October reading of 131.3. The momentum index is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending Read More …

CBRE Group, Inc. Acquires Heery International, Inc.

CBRE Group, Inc. has completed its acquisition of Heery International, Inc., the project management and design engineering business of the international infrastructure group, Balfour Beatty LLC. Read More …

EYP Health’s Jersey Shore University Medical Center Garners Gold in the Inaugural Evidence-Based Design Touchstone Awards

HOUSTON, Texas– Members of the EYP Health team recently joined The Center for Health Design to celebrate the inaugural Evidence-Based Design, Touchstone Awards at the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference. Read More …

HGA Wins EBD Touchstone Award for Advancement of Evidence-Based Design Process

HGA Architects and Engineers has won a Silver Level Evidence-Based Design Touchstone Award for its research-based planning approach of a medical-surgical unit at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Read More …

SmithGroupJJR Expands Services, Adds Engineering Expertise in California

SmithGroupJJR  will now offer mechanical and electrical engineering services in-house at its Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego, California offices for the first time in the company’s 164-year history. Director of engineering services and sustainable design expert Don Posson has relocated from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles to lead this expansion initiative. Read More …

Healthcare Facility Power Systems Unequipped for Digital Age Says New Schneider Electric Survey

According to a new study commissioned by Schneider Electric, healthcare facilities are missing out on opportunities to reduce energy use and costs, avoid outages and improve patient satisfaction because their power distribution and management systems are not equipped to take advantage of the internet of things and other advanced technologies. Read More …

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