Bridging the Gaps between Engineering, Architecture and Medicine
Thursday, September 11, 2014
11:00 am Pacific / 2:00 pm Eastern
Healthy soundscapes are paramount to the missions of hospitals: patients need to sleep and heal without unnecessary environmental stressors; staff, patients, and family need to communicate accurately but privately and staff need to be able to localize alarms and calls for help. The topic of healthcare acoustics has gained increasing attention over the last decade and there is growing evidence of the potentially negative effects of poor soundscapes on hospital occupants.
Join Erica Ryherd, PhD, LEED AP, Assistant Professor, Architectural Engineering Program, University of Nebraska – Lincoln as she:
Describes the nature and complexity of hospital acoustic environments
Provides various methods of measuring and quantifying hospital acoustic environments
Illustrates how occupants are impacted by hospital acoustic environments
Explores design and administrative strategies for improving hospital soundscapes
To learn more about the webinar and for a detailed biography, click here.
New York - Join Us at a Healthcare Facility Networking &
Design Event / Pecha Kucha in Two Weeks
Thursday, September 18, 2014
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
4 Columbus Circle
New York, New York 10019
What's Pecha Kucha? It's an informal, energetic, creative, short format presentation, and it's what attendees to our New York Healthcare Facility Networking & Design event will experience. A short panel discussion will follow the "Innovations in Healthcare Design" Pecha Kuchas, (worth one EDAC/AIA credit), and we'll wrap up the evening with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres overlooking Columbus Circle and Central Park.Come meet and connect with CHD Affiliate members and the regional healthcare design community and watch a Pecha Kucha!
This event is FREE to CHD Affiliate Members, Sponsors and Sponsor Guests - please RSVP here.
Other professionals can attend for a small donation of $40.