Medical Construction & Design

MAR-APR 2018

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12 Medical Construction & Design | M A RCH /A PR IL 2018 | MCDM AG.COM Industry news, awards, etc. Entries are being sought for the 2018 Generative Space Award, presented by The CARITAS Project. The annual award recognizes breakthrough designs that improve health and healthcare. Projects should clearly demonstrate the integration of the physical and social environments to make the community "A Place to Flourish." The range of eligible projects may include, but not limited to, acute, primary or long-term care. A wide range of applicable provider types may include primary care and specialists such as mental health, dental and rehabilitation. The provider organization may be for-profi t, nonprofi t or government/military. The deadline for submittals is June 15. For more information, visit aplacetofl Entries Sought for Generative Space Award Pace of construction activity projected to accelerate through 2019 Despite labor shortages and rising material costs that continue to impact the construction sector, construction spending for nonresi- dential buildings is projected to increase 4 percent this year and continue at that pace of growth through 2019. The American Institute of Architects' semi-annual Consensus Construction Forecast indicates the commer- cial construction sectors will generate much of the expected gains this year, and by 2019 the industrial and institutional sectors will dominate the projected construction growth. "Rebuilding after the record-breaking losses from natural disasters last year, the recently enacted tax reform bill, and the prospects of an infrastructure package are expected to provide opportunities for even more robust levels of activity within the industry," said AIA Chief Economist Kermit Baker, Ph.D., Hon. AIA. "The Architecture Billings Index and other major leading indicators for the industry also point to an upturn in construction activity over the coming year." P P a c e o f c o n s t r u c t i o n a c t i v i t y p r o j e c t e d to y p j D D i it l b h t d i i t i l "R R b P P P a a c c e e o o f f c c o n s t t r r u u c c t i o n n a a c t t t i i v v i i i t t y y p r r o o j j e c c t e REVVING UP Image: Olivier Le Moal/Dreamstime Applications are being accepted through April 1 for the American Society for Healthcare Engineering's Energy to Care Awards . The program honors healthcare facilities that reduce energy consumption by 10 percent in a single year or by 15 percent over two years. Visit ECRI Institute has released its 2018 Top 10 Hospital C-suite Watch List. The report helps healthcare leaders understand new and emerging innovations, including acuity- adaptable rooms, insertable cardiac monitors and virtual reality for pediatric patients. Visit The Light & Health Forum will return for its third year to the Lightfair Conference May 6–10 in Chicago, Illinois with all-new courses. Knowledge of the impact of light on biological health and overall well-being will be addressed with more detailed exploration of new metrics and design guidelines shaping circadian lighting applications. Visit for more info. SmithGroupJJR has acquired TRO, a Boston, Massachusetts-based, multidisciplinary healthcare design fi rm. The move increases the company's resources to 1,300 employees and 12 offi ces across the U.S. and China. TRO will become the Boston offi ce of SmithGroupJJR. Mark Jussaume, P.E., LEED AP, who has been with TRO since 1990 and most recently served as the fi rm's CEO, steps into the role of offi ce director for this location. The Boston offi ce will continue doing business as TRO into the second quarter of 2018, at which time it will be fully integrated into the SmithGroupJJR brand. IN BRIEF 2017 2018 Overall nonresidential building 4.0% 3.9% Commercial / industrial 4.4% 2.9% Offi ce space 4.6% 3.0% Retail 4.4% 3.5% Hotels 4.1% 0.8% Industrial facilities 3.3% 5.2% 2017 2018 Institutional 3.8% 4.3% Education 4.0% 4.9% Healthcare facilities 4.0% 4.0% Public safety 3.6% 3.9% Amusement / recreation 3.3% 2.4% Religious -1.1% 0.9% MARKET SEGMENT CONSENSUS GROWTH FORECASTS COMPETITIONS

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