All posts tagged “COVID-19”

Japanese Researchers Developing Desktop Air Curtain System for Hospitals

In efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, miniaturizing air curtains for hospital wards, labs and other healthcare settings is gaining traction as a viable solution to inadequate face masks or when social distancing is not a realistic option. Read More …

2022 FGI Guidelines: Flexible Design Encouraged

More than 2,500 years after philosopher Heraclitus noted, “The only constant in life is change,” the observation remains relevant. Change is apparent everywhere in issues as broad as geopolitics, economics, equality, technology, medicine and design. Ensuring that the Guidelines for Design and Construction standards Read More …

U.S. Department of Labor Urges Healthcare Facilities, Providers to Implement Safety + Health Programs

U.S. healthcare workers experienced a staggering 249% increase in injury and illness rates in 2020, based on employer-reported data, as they encountered serious safety and health hazards while Read More …

PATRIOT Wins AGC Innovation Award for Portable Treatment Units

PATRIOT was selected as a winner of the Associated General Contractors of America’s 2021 Construction Innovation Award for its COVID-19 Portable Treatment Units.

When the COVID-19 pandemic began, the construction company Read More …

4 Things to Watch in Outpatient Care

Construction in the healthcare market, as in just about every other, has been significantly disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, project delays Read More …

Healthcare Records Fifth-Highest Level of Activity Among 12 Major Markets

Proposal activity for architecture, engineering and construction industry firms remained historically strong in the third quarter, despite a slight easing in some sectors and submarkets. Read More …

Lessons Learned from Working on Pandemic Projects Around the World 

The strange experience of a global pandemic was both isolating and uniting. Even as some designers navigated the isolation of working from home, many found new ways to collaborate across distances. Read More …

5 Key Considerations for Behavioral Health Facilities

Over 51 million Americans – more than one in five adults – live with a mental illness. Given the events of the last year, that number is only expected to rise, increasing the demands on behavioral health facilities exactly when they are needed most. Read More …

Designing for Longevity: Creating Affordable Redundancy, Renewability for Hospital MEP Systems

4 Strategies for Equipment Redundancy 

The ability to renew or replace aging mechanical equipment in hospitals is a common but complex challenge. All too frequently, Read More …

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