Medical Construction & Design

SEP-OCT 2017

Medical Construction & Design (MCD) is the industry's leading source for news and information and reaches all disciplines involved in the healthcare construction and design process.

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2 Medical Construction & Design | SEPTEMBER /OCTOBER 2017 | MCDM AG.COM September/October 2017 > Volume 13, Issue 5 > Contents 54 52 FEATURES 42 Designing for Human Ability The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in Chicago, Illinois helps patients, clinicians and researchers attain new heights. A look at the MEP systems and design that bring this facility to life. Cover Image: HDR|Gensler, in association with CWa: Dan Schwalm 48 Comfort 1st Modern approaches to redesigning the hospice experience. Best practices for designing uplifting spaces where patients can fi nd joy despite life-limiting illnesses. 52 First Defense Protecting medical facilities from vehicle threats. Much like fi re, seismic events and other disasters, planning to minimize or prevent intentional vehicle attacks or accidental vehicle incursions at a healthcare facility is an equally important safety and security consideration. 54 Proactive Planning to Deter Pests Top considerations for designing and constructing facilities with pest management in mind. Simple tweaks to building design can have a big impact on pest pressure — and decrease problems and investments down the road. 58 Breaking the Static Flywheel technology emerges as a sustainable uninterrupted power source solution. ON THE COVER

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