Medical Construction & Design

JUL-AUG 2018

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14 Medical Construction & Design | J U LY/AUGUST 2018 | MCDM AG.COM IN BRIEF Industry news, awards, etc. BUILDING & DESIGN TRENDS The American Society for Healthcare Engineering has recognized 68 facilities with Energy to Care Awards for slashing energy use. In addition, Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center in San Diego, California has been named the 2018 Energy Champion for its work in creating a culture dedicated to energy effi ciency. To see a full list of winners and for more details, visit ashe.org. Petra Integrated Construction Strategies has released a new white paper, "Changing Dynamics of Medical Offi ce Space — Perspective on Market Infl uences that are Driving Change," which provides perspective as to the history of medical offi ce development post WWII leading up to trends, strategies and tools infl uencing disruptive innovation. To receive a free copy, email carrie. grumbles@petra-ics.com. The Health Care Institute 's Southern California division recently launched. HCI Southern California will provide a local focus for healthcare facility management, design, construction and real estate professionals by pro- viding regular educational programs and networking events in Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego. For more info, visit hcinstitute.info. ECRI Institute offers a new consulta- tive program focused on eliminating surgical fi res. The Surgical Fire Pre- vention service includes an in-depth review of a hospital or health system's surgical fi re prevention policies and an audit of high-risk surgical procedures and practices. Confi dential reports outline key fi ndings of the assessment and offer recommendations to help minimize the chance of future surgical fi res. For details, visit ecri.org. E4H Environments for Health Architecture recently revealed its latest expansion effort with the opening of its Nashville, Tennessee offi ce and the appointment of Brian Willer, managing partner, to lead the offi ce. He will oversee services to major healthcare provider clients with headquarters in the South, where demand for experienced healthcare design professionals is on the rise. Results of MCD Industry Pulse Survey of 2018 reveal change, growth synonymous Medical Construction & Design recently conducted a reader survey on the state of today's and foreseeable trends in healthcare. And we learned that, in spite of any uncertainty on the horizon — from system mergers to the skilled labor shortage — there's an overall consensus that building and design in healthcare will continue to grow. The following is a snapshot of the survey results based on the last year and looking forward, and covers a range of topics including building activity, project value and overall project size, as well as how the industry is preparing for future growth and more. Read the full survey results, sponsored by nora systems, at mcdmag.com/2018survey. MARKET EXPERIENCE OTHER FACTORS HEALTHCARE PROJECTS DECREASING 3.3% INCREASING 67.4% THE SAME 29.1% DECREASING 9.5% INCREASING 54.5% THE SAME 35.8% Healthcare building activity is: Overall size (SF) of your healthcare project is: DECREASED 3.8% INCREASED 66% STAYED THE SAME 29.6% Average healthcare project value has: (No responses <1%) Do you feel the current state of healthcare system mergers is creating uncertainty with your construction projects? YES 49.2% NO 50.7% 0-25% Renovations 9.0% 26-50% Renovations 26.7% 51-75% Renovations 40.1% 76-100% Renovations 23.9% In the last year, and for what is in planning, what percentage of your projects are renovations? Do you feel the skilled- worker shortage is affecting your projects? YES 71.7% NO 28.2% Flex Spaces 36.5% Shell space (additional SF for future use) 31.2% Incorporated into design plan 31.7% All of the above 54.3% None of the above 8.1% Other 5.7% How are you preparing for future growth? 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 Level of building type same or more: 88% Outpatient facilities and MOBs 81% Specialty clinics (e.g., heart, cancer center, behavioral, etc.) 74% Emergency rooms 66% Full-service hospitals

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