Hospitals June 19, 2019

How to implement NFPA 99-2018

The 2018 edition of NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code covers a broad range of criteria for health care facilities. Mechanical, electrical and fire protection engineers need details about the changes to each relative portion of the code.

By Richard A. Vedvik, PE, IMEG Corp., Rock Island, Ill.
Hospitals June 18, 2019

Troubleshooting Outside Air Airflow Measurement Stations

Hospital air handling units were periodically tripping freeze stats. Here's how the problem was solved.

By Scott Bilan, PE
Hospitals June 13, 2019

Demystifying the Translational Workplace: Six Strategies for Open Innovation and Knowledge Transfer

The 21st century has seen remarkable healthcare breakthroughs. These advances are largely driven by the speed at which organizations can translate scientific discoveries to applications that benefit patients and communities.

By Abigail Clary and Chris Lambert
Hospitals June 12, 2019

First active chilled beams in acute care patient rooms

With a 60-year history of excellence in patient care, Cone Health naturally prioritized occupant safety and comfort while reducing energy costs for its new 240,644 square foot North Tower.

By Affiliated Engineers
Hospitals June 11, 2019

Specifying chillers for a variable-primary plant conversion

A hospital central utility plant was converted from primary-secondary to variable-primary pumping. The expansion and renovation project considerations were made to specify a chiller for such applications.

By Tucker Matthews, PE, and Tom Bartlett, PE, WSP, Richmond, Virginia
Hospitals June 10, 2019

Turning down the sound on environmental noise

The impact of environmental noise like construction, traffic, and even weather is an important, though often forgotten, part of the design process.

By Jeff Teel
Hospitals June 7, 2019

What are micro-hospitals – and what benefits do they offer?

Not every community has a large hospital, and not every community needs one.

By RTM Associates
Hospitals May 28, 2019

How do you build a hospital that balances cutting edge technology and affordable healthcare?

In 2013, Kaiser Permanente (KP) – a non-profit health plan and care provider – invited the world’s most talented minds to submit their designs for the hospital of the future.

By Arup
Hospitals May 17, 2019

What are hospitals doing to connect and protect patients

The following trends were noted within the healthcare construction community as at PDC Summit.

By Mark Chrisman
Hospitals May 13, 2019

HVAC webcast: Hospitals and health care facilities

Providing cooling/heating comfort and energy efficiency in hospitals and health care buildings is an ongoing challenge for mechanical engineers. Emphasis on building performance, indoor air quality (IAQ), and adoption of energy-efficient building codes is increasing. Designs are based on a host of variables beyond space type and understood loads including operating costs, first cost, life cycle cost, and measurement and verification (M&V) requirements.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer