Medical Construction & Design

NOV-DEC 2017

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12 Medical Construction & Design | NOV EMBER / DECEMBER 2017 | MCDM AG.COM Industry news, awards, etc. The Ohio Hospital Association's Energy and Sustainability Program teamed up with Practice Greenhealth to publish a collection of environmental leadership case studies highlighting how six hospitals and health systems have achieved success in environ- mental stewardship. OHA's Energy and Sustainability Program pro- vides support and technical resources to Ohio hospitals' eff orts to reduce waste, pre- vent pollution and comply with environmental regulations through the Pollution Prevention University, or P2 University. Through the sharing of progress and best practices, the healthcare sector can continue to make the improve- ments necessary to make communities healthier, one hospital at a time. For details, visit New Hospital Resource Highlights Environmental Best Practices Construction starts data shows 3 large projects give boost to healthcare sector The value of new construction starts in September soared 14 percent from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $814.8 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. September's data produced a reading of 172 for the Dodge Index (2000=100), up from 151 in August and the highest level so far in 2017. Nonresidential building in September was $368.8 billion (annual rate), a 37 percent gain compared to its August amount. Healthcare facilities in September retreated 2 percent, although the latest month included a $550-million medical center in St. Louis, Missouri, a $183-million hospital in Frisco, Texas and a $176-million medical center expansion in Vail, Colorado. By geography, total construction starts during the fi rst nine months of 2017 showed this performance relative to a year ago — the Northeast, up 21 percent; the South Atlantic, up 2 percent; the West, up 1 percent; the South Central, down 7 percent and the Midwest, down 12 percent. For more details, visit DATA DIGEST Image: Anuruk Charoenamornrat/Dreamstime Northwell Health's Huntington Hospital emergency department, located in New York, has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certifi cation. The design of Huntington Hospital's new ED focuses on extensive water use reduction, strong energy performance, enhanced commissioning, low-emitting materials and construction waste management. The project team included CannonDesign and Hunter Roberts. Dur-A-Flex is now able to pro- vide sustainability information for its products that complies with the requirements of LEED v4 Material and Resources credits. Available for Poly-Crete, Accelera, Hybri-Flex and Epoxy product lines, the EPDs were developed utilizing the results of the product life-cycle assess- ments and validated by UL's Validation Services as Type III per ISO 14025. Learn more at dur-a-fl The Arts in Health Research Intensive course will be held Jan. 29-Feb. 2 in Gaines- ville, Florida. The course is presented by the University of Florida Center for Arts in Medi- cine and the Arts Health Early Career Research Network. It is designed to provide a rich introduction to the fi eld of arts in health and fundamentals in evaluation and research. For more info, visit arts.ufl .edu. A new study in the November issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety examines hospital and skilled nursing facility perspectives on patient-care transitions. Visit IN BRIEF NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION -11% $125,596 QUARTER 1-3, 2017 CONSTRUCTION STARTS (UNADJUSTED TOTALS, IN MILLIONS OF DOLLARS) RESIDENTIAL BUILDING +1% $228,388 TOTAL CONSTRUCTION, Excluding Electric Utilities/Gas Plants +3% $533,088 NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING +8% $203,711 TOTAL CONSTRUCTION 0% $557,695

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