Construction and Planning
27.04.2018 | Construction and Planning40% of a hospital’s added value is created in the operating room. Considering the rapid technological advancement, flexibility in this economically important area of healthcare is one of the major planning specification.
BIM in Daily Hospital Routine
27.04.2018 | Construction and PlanningOne should not gather information only to have a it sitting in a file somewhere. Predefining the information you want to generate with Building Information Modeling (BIM), and how it should be used later on, is a prerequisite of this new planning method.
Modern Hospital Architecture
08.02.2018 | Construction and PlanningCan stylish, functional, creative and open hospital architecture can be inhuman and dangerous at the same time? The new surgery center of the Berlin Charité, which is no small time hospital, can and might set a precedent.
Building Information Modeling (BIM)
05.02.2018 | Construction and PlanningAccording to architect Emanuel Homann, the biggest advantages that BIM has to offer today are the cost and schedule reliability of this fully digitized planning method.
Safety and Security
17.01.2018 | Construction and PlanningEven those most resolute head nurse cannot fix everything themselves. In a hospital it’s important to protect people and valuable equipment. Modern technology achieves this while taking into account personal rights to the greatest possible extent.
07.11.2017 | Construction and PlanningDespite being proven as the source of outbreaks of Legionnaires' disease again and again, evaporative coolers are still not monitored as strictly as water supply systems.
Legionella Infection Prevention
07.11.2017 | Construction and PlanningCollected knowledge about legionella as well as rising numbers of Legionnaires' disease worldwide give occasion to a heretic assumption.
Mandatory Usage of Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters
06.11.2017 | Construction and PlanningWith the DIN VDE 0100-420:2016-02 about preventative fire prevention in electric installations, the usage of arc-fault circuit interrupters was supposed to be made mandatory in public buildings and therefore also hospitals.
14.09.2017 | Construction and PlanningCases of arson are much more frequent in hospitals than you might think. On the one hand you have to prepare for such people, on the other hand you have to make it as difficult as possible for any potential perpetrator.
27.04.2017 | Construction and PlanningWhat happens when potable water is stagnant? How do temperatures develop?