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
Hospitals May 10, 2019

Things you want to know about sterile processing

Sterile processing is one of the unsung heroes of a hospital.

By Jon Flann
Hospitals April 26, 2019

Teck Acute Care Centre: Improving healthcare resiliency

Resilience in the built environment involves reducing, adapting to, and mitigating risks.

By Sean Lawler
Hospitals April 3, 2019

The Fine Line of Humidity and Healthcare: 4 MEP Engineering Considerations

Over the past several years, regulators have given more attention to humidity levels in operating rooms and central sterile processing departments.

Hospitals March 28, 2019

Case study: State-of-the-art health care system

A multidisciplinary commissioning project allowed a health care facility’s electrical equipment to operate as designed and established a platform for all critical information and statuses to be displayed.

By Vahik Davoudi, PE, LEED AP; Ander Sahonero, PE; Gaurav Thatte, EIT; and Rahul Mittal, EIT; Arup, Los Angeles
Hospitals March 19, 2019

Three Exciting Features of Mount Sinai Medical Center’s Surgical Tower and ED

The opening of the new 340,000-sf surgical tower and ED is a transformational moment for MSMC as it equips them to enhance the care they bring to their patients and community for generations.

By Natalie Petzoldt and James Gordon
Hospitals February 14, 2019

Case Study: Health care facility design and being code-compliant

It’s vital for consulting engineers to not only identify the applicable codes and standards but also know the building and owner’s needs.

By William E. Koffel, PE, FSFPE, Koffel Associates, Columbia, Md.
Drug manufacturing requires detailed compliance. Courtesy: CFE Media
Hospitals February 8, 2019

USP 797 and USP 800: 8 common mistakes to avoid when complying

The revisions to USP 797 and new USP 800 standards will go into effect December 1, 2019.

By Jake Katzenberger