Hospitals

Hospitals July 1, 2019

Deb Sheehan on Renovating and Expanding Ambulatory Surgery Centers

Deb shines light on how ASCs can ensure staff can effectively continue surgical work amidst ongoing construction.

By Deb Sheehan
April Woods, PE, LEED AP BD+C, WSP USA
Hospitals July 1, 2019

April Woods joins Consulting-Specifying Engineer advisory board

April Woods, PE, LEED AP BD+C, vice president, WSP USA, has joined the editorial advisory board.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Hospitals June 26, 2019

Healthcare Facility Trends To Watch Today

In an environment where the rules will keep changing and reimbursement shows no signs of settling down, how can good facility design help health care systems and providers succeed?

By Page
Hospitals June 24, 2019

Understanding FGI: Improve your patient experience with better acoustics

Patient-centered healthcare means focusing on the factors that affect the patient’s experience in addition to their health.

By Jeff Teel
Hospitals June 20, 2019

Case study: Hospital patient tower

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, along with electrical and technology systems, were carefully designed in a new hospital patient building.

By Richard A. Vedvik, PE, IMEG Corp., Rock Island, Ill.
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