Engineering consultant Eric Vandenbroucke of IMEG explains how a microgrid technology strategy can enable healthcare facilities to remain operational indefinitely from, and independently of, the power grid.
Who is championing HIT for your design project and why is it so important?
A Healthcare Information Technology Champion can provide valuable insight into a project and serve as a liaison between the design team, owners, and more.
All-electric heat now a good alternative for multifamily projects
Proven, all-electric mechanical system heating sources have gotten closer to matching first costs of traditional gas-fired systems for multifamily housing projects while also providing long-term energy and maintenance savings and an improved indoor environment.
S&T Market Leader: Lab design must support both research and energy goals
IMEG Science & Technology Market Leader Brandon Fortier talks about the challenges facing the S&T sector and other related topics in this Q&A.
Technology Leader Q&A: How we tackle the Internet of Buildings
IMEG Technology Market Leader Jeff Carpenter talks about the Internet of Buildings and other related topics in the following Q&A.
Economies of scale make transformative technology affordable in new buildings
By Jeff Carpenter The demand for technology solutions in buildings continues to increase, partially because of the ever-expanding role of technology in our personnel lives. We mature with technology as individuals and then we demand it as consumers and as employees. This means that if building owners who operate a business don’t keep up with transformative building technology, they find themselves at a competitive disadvantage. Building costs, of course, are
Strategic lab AHU zoning can reduce energy costs
Energy-saving strategies for zoning support spaces can provide significant benefits to laboratory owners.
Health Information Technology, or HIT: What is it, really, and why does it impact design?
By Corey Gaarde With literally thousands of definitions of health information technology (HIT) surfacing from a simple Google search, it’s not always easy to understand what HIT is, exactly, and how it affects the design of a healthcare facility. In the design world, HIT is sometimes referred to as electronic health records (EHR) such as Epic or Cerner; network; telecom; PCs, printers, and fax machines; low voltage systems; and medical
Delegated design in building technology can have costly consequences
Hiring technology engineers that engage in delegated design certainly keeps the fees down, but what is the cost? Here are several likely scenarios you may encounter.
Is 4K technology right for your OR?
Anatomical visualization during surgery is a fundamental need in operating rooms for surgeons to make diagnostic decisions. Read more.