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Architecture Billings Index Continues Growth Streak

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With all geographic regions and building project sectors showing positive conditions, there continues to be a heightened level of demand for design services signaled in the latest Architecture Billings Index. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate Read More …

Boston Hospitals Well Ahead of Energy Reduction Goals

NEEDHAM, Mass. – Boston Boston hospitals are well ahead of ambitious energy reduction goals having made “significant energy reduction and greenhouse gas progress” by cutting energy use by 9.4 percent and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 29 percent from 2011 to 2015. Moreover, the healthcare institutions are expected to slash emissions Read More …

Boston Children’s Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Announce Collaboration on Pediatric Heart Care

BOSTON, Mass., and CLEVELAND, Ohio – Boston Children’s Hospital and Cleveland Clinic have entered into an agreement to provide complex pediatric heart services through Cleveland Clinic’s national network, bringing together two world-renowned institutions. This collaboration is the first of its kind to offer complex pediatric care Read More …

Design Billings Maintain Solid Footing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Design services at architecture firms continue to project a healthy disposition on the construction industry as the Architecture Billings Index recorded the fourth consecutive month of growth. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate 9-12-month lead time Read More …

New Britain Connecticut Hospital for Special Care Saves Thousands Through Energy Upgrades

Hospitals are typically heavy energy users, as ensuring patient care requires full-service operations 24/7. Unusually high energy expenses prompted an energy audit at New Britain’s Hospital for Special Care, a 228-bed long-term acute and chronic care hospital located in New Britain, Connecticut. Read More …

Healthcare Facility Design Trends, Nurse Influence on Built Environment

LANCASTER, Pa. – The latest in healthcare facility design and the influence of nurses in the design of the built environment were the focus of a recent gathering of members of the Nursing Institute for Healthcare Design. Read More …

Celebrate 30 Years of Connecting, Learning and Innovating at the 2017 HFSE

This year’s Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo, to be held Sept. 18-20 in Austin, Texas, will be unmatched in its educational lineup while taking advantage of the location to offer exciting tours and access to area professionals. Read More …

CxA Credential Achieves DOE Recognition, ANSI Accreditation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The AABC Commissioning Group announced that its CxA credential achieved accreditation by the American National Standards Institute, as well as becoming a recognized certification by the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines program. Read More …

FGI Presents at 2017 MED|Ed Facilities Conference

On April 4th and 5th, members of the 2018 FGI Health Guidelines Revision Committee will present six sessions at the 2017 MED|Ed Facilities conference in Boston, Massachusetts. These sessions will focus on revisions coming to the 2018 FGI Guidelines for Design and Construction documents (one for hospitals, one for outpatient facilities and one for residential health, care and support facilities), Read More …

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