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A view from the top: innovations in healthcare design and construction

19 November 2015

ABX 2015, Boston, MA

Sidney Bowen, Shepley Bulfinch
Peter Campot, Suffolk Construction
Kenneth Rubinstein, Preti Flaherty Beliveau & Pachios

Building green: International Green Construction Code

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Last week’s publication of the 2012 International Green Construction Code (IgCC) marks a major milestone in sustainable design, construction, and operations, as we shift from an incentive-based approach toward a regulatory one.

While current building codes were developed to protect life and safety of present building occupants, the IgCC expands its purview to protect the environment on behalf of the wider community, both present and future.  This new overlay code builds on current systems of voluntary design guidelines and goals, moving toward mandatory adherence to principles of sustainable ...[more]

Beam me up: construction begins for Children’s Hospital of Michigan

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

The New Children's Hospital of MichiganA beam signing ceremony today signaled the official start of construction on the new Children’s Hospital of Michigan in the heart of the Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Midtown Detroit campus. Patients, their families, community members, and DMC executives and staff joined the celebration, inscribing messages and well wishes on the 1.65 ton beam, which was placed as the cornerstone of this project.

The new Children’s Hospital of Michigan will house pediatric researchers, clinicians and innovators in heart health, emergency medicine, critical care, neonatology, hematology/oncology, nephrology and other disciplines. ...[more]

Tennessee children’s hospital marks construction start

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

ETCH groundbreaking - children with shovelsEast Tennessee Children’s Hospital (ETCH) hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on August 19, marking the start of construction for a major expansion on its Knoxville campus. Community leaders, hospital staff, and young pediatric patients and their families gathered to celebrate the occasion on the site of the planned five-story building.

“It will provide a lot better space for families and a lot better opportunity for us to take good care of their kids,” said hospital CEO Keith Goodwin. “We have to give [our medical staff] the kind of environment that allows ...[more]

Salem State library marks construction milestone

Friday, 17 February 2012

The construction of the Library and Learning Commons at Salem State University marked a major milestone today, as the structure was topped off with the last steel beam put in place. In keeping with tradition, an American flag (right) was hoisted to the top of the building, accompanied by a small tree.

The 122,000 s.f. library project is pursuing a minimum of LEED Silver certification. The firm’s other LEED certified university projects include Marquette Law School; additions to Perkins Library at Duke University; and Duke Library at Furman. Shepley Bulfinch also ...[more]

One step closer: Construction start for Haitian rehabilitation hospital, education center

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Two months before the second anniversary of Haiti’s devastating January 2010 earthquake, the vision of a dignified and productive life for Haitians living with disabilities reached a major milestone this week as construction began on the Center for Rehabilitation and Excellence in St. Marc.

When it opens next year, the 6700 sf facility will transform immediate and long-term delivery of rehabilitation services in central Haiti while dignifying and normalizing the daily lives of people living with disabilities. The center will establish new national standards for rehabilitative care in ...[more]

Construction underway at Carle Hospital

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Carle Foundation Hospital has begun construction on its nine-story, 375,350 square-foot patient care tower, which will house the Carle Heart and Vascular Institute.

The $220 million facility will include space for advanced technology, improved facilities for direct patient care, and most importantly, a modern, comfortable environment for patients and their families. The tower will replace beds currently located in buildings constructed in the 1960s and 1970s.

“With advancing technology and changing patient needs, we must be committed to improvements for patients today and for those we will serve in the future,” ...[more]

Anderson Student Center begins construction

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Construction begins today for the Anderson Student Center at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.

“The student center will serve as a wonderful gathering place that will tie together our north and south campuses,” said Father Dennis Dease, president. Jane Canney, vice president for student affairs, called the center “our living room – the real heart of the campus.”

The 225,000 square foot student center will house meeting rooms, a 9,600-square foot multipurpose room, recreation space, campus dining facilities, an art gallery, a bowling center, dance area, student ...[more]