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Bridging Cost and Care: Global Benchmarks for Healthcare Environments

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The challenge for architects is no longer building faster to keep up with demand, but rather how to bridge healthcare costs and new approaches and concepts in giving care. Creativity in design -fused with intimate knowledge of how healthcare providers work and wha t challenges they face- add up to winning architectural solutions. According to architects active in healthcare, the followin g big-p icture issues are common themes in recent healthcare building projects:Rightsizing facilities.Using integ rated project de livery and BIM.Incorporating evidence-based design solutions.Employing sustainability and energy efficiency.Enhancing care-deliver


  • Discuss the economic and demographic factors influencing healthcare facility decisions.
  • List 3-4 issues and solutions adopted by healthcare organizations to improve building design and project delivery. 
  • Describe building techniques and technologies specifically designed to improve patient recovery (evidence-based design) and building operations. 
  • Explain how such products as glazing, washroom accessories, lighting and others have successfully supported these techniques.
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