Laboratories today vary from stark, private modules to fully open spaces with interactive white boards, lounge chairs and lattes. Experience suggests that the most successful laboratory facilities provide a variety of workspaces -- that is, areas that are personal, but not too private; open, but not too loud; and a few spaces that are a bit of each. Whitepaper by summit speaker Theodore Newell, AIA, Principal, Laboratory Programming, Planning Concept Design at EwingCole.
Successful laboratory design has become more of a moving target than ever as we begin 2016. Identifying the stable trends and ensuring you will not have to pay a fortune to retrofit current designs in 10 years is a challenge. We have nailed down three processes – best practices which will stand the test of time - in advance of the summit.
Utilizing Lean Management During the Design and Construction Cycle to Increase Productivity and Minimize Waste
The pure intention of a lean approach to anything is to improve processes by eliminating waste and that expending resources for any goal that does not add value to the end customer is waste. In this interview, Construction IQ speaks to Bernita Beikmann, AIA, Associate Principal, HKS and Jennie Evans, RN,BS. LEED AP, HKS about how lean management can be used to reach maximum efficiency in health facility design and construction.