Medical Construction & Design

MAY-JUN 2018

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16 Medical Construction & Design | M AY/ J U N E 2018 | MCDM AG.COM Industry news, awards, etc. SUSTAINABILITY Kayenta Health Center Awarded LEED Gold Kayenta Health Center, operated by Indian Health Service, has been awarded LEED Gold from the U.S. Green Building Council. Located on the Navajo Nation in Arizona, Kayenta Health Center opened in 2016 and off ers an array of outpatient and inpatient services to the local Navajo (Diné) community. The 182,000-square-foot hospital incorporates cultural concepts of place, health and wellness and provides traditional healing space and a strong visual connection to the surrounding landscape. Evidence-Based Design principles promote a healthful environment for patients and staff . It was designed by Dekker/Perich/Sabatini and built by Flintco, LLC. The hospital responds to the climate through building orientation and fenestration to mitigate sun and wind. Additionally, shade structures and wind barriers protect exterior courtyards, and roof water drains into native plantings. The building's sustainable design effi ciently uses natural resources and supports a healthy environment for the community. Kayenta Health Center, Navajo Nation in Arizona New York Healthcare Organization Receives Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal Certification NYU Langone Health has recently received Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal certifi cation. PEER recognizes industry leaders for improving effi ciency, day-to-day reliability and overall resiliency when it comes to severe events, such as fl ooding and hurricanes. After Superstorm Sandy in 2012, NYU Langone rose to the challenge of becoming more resilient by implementing its vision of building a more unifi ed campus that includes sustainable architecture, healthy interiors and energy management as key focus areas. NYU Langone has since become a leader in resilient and sustainable design, with a new combined heat and power plant, emergency generators and boilers in the building, as well as signifi cant campus perimeter protection and fl ood prevention measures. The PEER certifi cation program is administered by Green Business Certifi cation Inc., the global certifying body for several sustainability sys- tems including the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED green building program. Like LEED, PEER was designed to grow with the market. PEER is for all power systems and includes guidance for cities, utilities, campuses and transit. The new version of PEER delivers a simple, streamlined system to document sustainability im- provements to power systems at diff erent levels. Kayenta: Kirk Gittings; Delbert Day: Rachel Cohen MERGERS/ACQUISITIONS The LiRo Group Acquires 3 A/E/C Firms Specializing in Healthcare Market The LiRo Group has ac- quired three affi liated New England-area companies: Di- Giorgio Associates Inc., DAI, Inc. (collectively DAI) and Monitor Builders Inc. The acquired companies, which specialize in the design and construction manage- ment of healthcare facilities, are head- quartered in Boston, Massachusetts and share a satellite of- fi ce in Portland, Maine. DAI and MBI have been serving medical clients throughout New England for more than three decades. DAI specializes in both new projects and renova- tions of hospitals, medical offi ce buildings, outpatient facilities, community health centers, senior assisted liv- ing and nursing homes and laboratories along the East Coast. As a corporate affi li- ate member of the Center for Health Design, DAI has in- corporated Evidence-Based Design research into its de- sign work in order to create true healing environments. Monitor Builders was founded in 1988 and specializes in providing pre- construction, construction management and Design- Build services for healthcare projects. Its work to date has ranged from limited-scope renovations to $40-mil- lion additions. The fi rm's project portfolio includes hospitals and healthcare clinics, laboratories, senior housing and youth facilities.

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