TODO HOSPITAL nº 276: Perspectiva global de la ingeniería y arquitectura hospitalaria / año 2050

Modernizar, implementar y mantener nuevas tecnologías requiere más esfuerzo y conocimiento práctico del que se puede encontrar en un único país. El conocimiento analítico de datos y tendencias es un punto de partida básico para tomar decisiones de cara al futuro. El objetivo de este trabajo es ponderar los temas clave sobre el cuidado de…

Integrating Facility Management and Operations into IPD/BIM Projects

Building owners appreciate the benefits of integrated project delivery (IPD) and building information modeling (BIM), which have proven to help reduce construction costs and accelerate schedules. However, life-cycle facility operations and maintenance remain a much more significant overall cost factor, ranging anywhere from one-and-a-half to five times the price of construction. As a result, many…

Creating optimum spaces for individuals

Space within the built environment can create a stimulus that affects human behaviour and can produce different responses. Important are the dimensions and proportions of an area, whether it is open or closed, its temperature, and its lighting, materials, colours, textures, scents and even its acoustic resonance. All these factors can produce stimuli but what…

Creatively responding to special requirements

Examined in this article is the design and development of a major new healthcare facility, the Rancagua Regional Hospital, in Rancagua, Chile. For the hospital, which is under construction and which will be owned by O’Higgins Health Service – Region VI, meticulous attention has been given to a variety of factors including patient comfort, environmental…

Design flair used for futuristic centre

The construction of the Centre of Ambulatory Medical Specialties’ building (CEMAFE is its acronym in Spanish) in thecity of Santa Fe, Argentina, was decided in the context of different initiatives developed by the Provincial Ministry of Health to consolidate an increasingly equal, socially responsible and efficient healthcare model.Authors: Mario Corea (architect, Barcelona), Silvana Codina, Francisco…