Healthcare Design 2020

Healthcare construction involves some incredible numbers, with the estimated global spend reaching upwards of $400 billion and it is a sector that will continue to grow. Considering the changing local healthcare landscape, it is the ideal opportunity to inform architects, construction companies, quantity surveyors as well as healthcare practitioners from all areas of South Africa, looking to expand their operations, make additions, implement new technology and equipment for some of the country’s leading products.

Our team went one step further and we invite you to read about the hospital facility in Singapore, where Jerry Ong, the architect for the Khoo Teck Puat Hospital developed a concept, Better healthcare experience with architecture, Hospital in a garden.

Ong’s idea to build the hospital between two parks and create a large entrance garden that draws in nature thus creating a facility that heals with nature. Using a water feature, light, natural ventilation and an urban farm, the building provided a relaxing environment for the users, one where your blood pressure would drop when you arrive. You can read about this incredible development on page 62.

We also explored the benefits of standing desks and the impact a change in our working habits can have on the health of employees. A stunning concept for reception area staff or other areas of healthcare design. And with government promising increased infrastructure development, this free guide might be the perfect companion to your continued success.

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02 Feb 2018
Four useful specification tips for improved hospitals

Hospitals are widely regarded as a complex building type, and, consequently hospital design and engineering is a specialised endeavour. This…

Four useful specification tips for improved hospitals

Hospitals are widely regarded as a complex building type, and, consequently hospital design and engineering is a specialised endeavour. This is important to be aware of, because, provision of good infrastructure in the context of healthcare service delivery can literally be a matter of life and death. For example, if…

22 Apr 2020
Contamination Control Mats

Thanks to COVID-19, contamination control is now more important than ever before. Contamination between buildings and rooms occurs at the…

Contamination Control Mats

Thanks to COVID-19, contamination control is now more important than ever before. Contamination between buildings and rooms occurs at the threshold, as bacteria gets walked or wheeled in. An effective way to reduce this spread right from the start, is to make use of contamination control mats at both internal and external entrances.…

04 Mar 2020
The importance of Hospital Lighting

Lighting in the hospital is an important part of hospital construction and management. Light is critical to human functioning to allow…

The importance of Hospital Lighting

Lighting in the hospital is an important part of hospital construction and management. Light is critical to human functioning to allow us to see and perform activities. But light also affects psychologically and physiologically, therefore incorporating light into healthcare settings can be beneficial for patients as well as the staff who…

24 Mar 2020
Noise affects hospital care

Sleep well and heal faster Sleep is fundamental to human health in general, and critical to patient recovery. The World…

Noise affects hospital care

Sleep well and heal faster Sleep is fundamental to human health in general, and critical to patient recovery. The World Health Organization (WHO) stipulates that for a good night’s sleep, continuous background noise should not exceed 30 decibels, and individual noise events exceeding 45 decibels should be avoided.

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