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Product / Project Innovation Highlights
Viconic Safety FlooringTM demonstrates the ability to greatly reduce the risk of fall-related hip fracture and traumatic brain injury in older adults. The ADA-compliant system supports mobility while enhancing comfort under foot.
This process guide consists of five broad steps to assist healthcare providers and facilities in the development of a functional program that will optimize subsequent planning, design and construction efforts for proposed capital projects.
Pre-fabrication and modular construction are one of the biggest trends in healthcare today, and by the look of its current trajectory, it is here to stay. There are many advantages, and challenges, when incorporating this type of construction in current and new healthcare design projects.
Jumping off the lessons learned in healthcare, this webinar will highlight recommended best practices regarding designing to mitigate the risk of infection, emerging infection prevention technologies, proper surface cleaning & disinfection, and best practices in facility operation & maintenance.
This engaging webinar panel will bring together a diverse group of industry thought leaders to explore where these intersections currently exist and where they will exist in the future, and how the built environment, technology, community, and innovative new models could reshape the future of health, wellness and how and where we will receive care.
Have you wondered whether Lean and Evidence-Based Design can be part of the same project? Pairing Lean and Evidence-Based Design during the design and construction of a project can transform the built environment and user experiences. Learn how designers, owners, and builders can maximize this potential by integrating these value-based approaches in all phases of a project.
This engaging webinar panel will bring together a group of industry thought leaders, designers and infection preventionists to explore next steps in the deployment of materials and surfaces. Panelists will share the current state of the practice, what we can do now, and will look at near term developments to forecast “what’s next”. Hear about innovations and applications into the future with new models and processes that could reshape the future of health, wellness and how and where we will receive care.
This webinar will review two separate behavioral health units, one constructed with typical acoustical ceiling tile panels and one with a new acoustic gypsum wallboard ceiling assembly with a similar noise reduction coefficient. A comparison of these two facilities’ acoustic testing results will be discussed along with security concerns, owner requirements, and possible design solutions for this particular sector of healthcare design.