Smaller healthcare projects such as interior remodels and tenant improvement projects have been traditionally managed through the design-bid-build approach. The question we should raise is, why can’t design-build work even better for the smaller, less complicated projects?
ICUs are at the forefront of the current healthcare conversation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and technology is playing a crucial role in keeping patients and staff safe.
Our clash prevention process provides useful information to the design team to improve our projects’ constructability and improves design team coordination. The value that clash prevention brings hinges on how useful the clash report is to the team.
Technology has streamlined many aspects of design, but it also levels the playing field in some respects. As designers, our personal creative abilities, being able to think, draw, and communicate our ideas, are what set us apart from others who may have the same technology.
Virtual reality is becoming increasingly common in the design process, essentially bridging the gap between "the proposed" and "the real."
Architects and designers are immersed in a challenge to create healthier built environments that address the coronavirus pandemic concerns. This challenge is reshaping our design approach both immediately and long-term.
What design opportunities are there for healthcare facilities to help mitigate patient and visitor concerns during this transition and in a post-COVID-19 world?