Simulation-Based Tool for Evaluating Health Care Designs

Poorly designed health care spaces can introduce hazards for both patients and health care providers into the built environment. Including end users in the design process is essential to avoiding such problems. One way to […]

DoD Report on Pursuing a World-Class System for Health

Final Report of the Independent Review Panel on Military Medical Construction Standards In 2011 Congress charged the Department of Defense (DoD)’s Military Health System (MHS) with establishing an independent review panel of thought leaders in […]

Environment of Care and Health Care-Associated Infections

Farhad Memarzadeh, PhD, PE This joint monograph from the American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE) and FGI explores the role of the health care environment in infection prevention and control. Dr. Memarzadeh, director of the Division of […]

Design Guide for the Built Environment of Behavioral Health Facilities

The Design Guide addresses the built environment for adult inpatient behavioral health care units. Co-authored by James M. Hunt, AIA, NCARB, president of Behavioral Health Facility Consulting, and David M. Sine, ARM, CSP, CPHRM, president […]

Room Ventilation and Airborne Disease Transmission

Current recommended ventilation rates for health care facilities are not always based on hard data, but on experience. In this joint ASHE-FGI monograph, Farhad Memarzadeh, PhD, PE, looks at research on hospitals, schools, aircraft, and […]

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