While we await a vaccine for the coronavirus, we're all looking for a "meanwhile" solution to protect us systemically. Who is better suited to help advance these ideas than the design community?
While face-to-face meetings with a client may still be preferable, the flexibility that’s been forced upon at this time has made us think about how the way we’re working now might be adapted in the future.
The outbreak of COVID-19 does not necessarily reveal a shortage in beds but instead an opportunity to use beds more efficiently. With that in mind, we have developed a list of the top 10 issues that will influence healthcare facility design in the years to come.
The top priority when reopening hospital departments is staff and patient safety. There are a number of steps you can take to create a safe environment for reintroducing programs that have been reduced or closed during the COVID pandemic.
Converting from positive (or neutral) pressure to negative pressure is not as straightforward and simple as one may think.
As we continue to help clients with their ability to prepare for or deal with patient care surges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we wanted to share the influences we expect will impact design trends in the future.
The appropriate mechanical design solution for normal hospital operating protocol will need to be balanced against the reality of a pandemic response that presents a different series of patient care requirements.
With the current social distancing and travel restrictions, it’s not possible or advisable for me to visit job sites. Fortunately, technology allows me to see the jobsites and check for any issues.
By Luke Carlson, AIA, NCARB, Project Architect Your team is working extremely hard, but it seems like no progress is being made. Project team members are highly skilled but not unmanageable. The project is complex but not overly difficult. The [...]