MONTHLY ARCHIVES: OCTOBER 2010 //

07
OCT

Lean principles + Integrated Delivery = Project Savings

By Jeff Yoders | Posted in Articles

CPMC Cathedral Hill

California Healthcare provider Sutter Health knew it would need a new replacement hospital for its San Francisco market when state regulations demanded it update its facilities for seismic compliance early in the decade. After looking at expansion options in its existing affiliated California Pacific Medical Center campuses, a site in the Cathedral Hill neighborhood at the corner of Geary Boulevard and Van Ness Avenue was chosen for the new hospital. [+]

07
OCT

ZweigWhite: Architecture, engineering, planning and environmental firms view BIM as top priority for 2010

By Jeff Yoders | Posted in Articles

Seattle Curve by Wonderlane

Natick, Mass.-based consulting firm ZweigWhite recently released its “2010 Information Technology Survey of Architecture, Engineering, Planning, & Environmental Consulting Firms” and while some of its results still reflected the difficult market conditions most firms face, IT spending per employee was down from the 2009 10-year-high of $4,806 [+]

01
OCT

BIMForum Atlanta: Your Introduction to Evidence-based BIM

By Jeff Yoders | Posted in BIMForum News

Evidence-based design is the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of best evidence from research and practice in making critical decisions, together with an informed client, about the design of each individual and unique building project. EBD has become popular in healthcare design and construction to improve patient and staff well-being, the patient healing process, and for stress reduction and safety for both staff and patients. An evidence-based designer, together with an informed client, makes decisions based on the best information available from research, from project evaluations, and from evidence gathered from the operations of the client. Critical thinking is required to develop an appropriate solution to design problems; however, that gathered pool of information will rarely offer a precise fit with a client’s unique situation and therefore research that is specific to the project’s objectives is almost always required. [+]