Let’s add some levity to our healthcare discussion. Now that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is one year in the books, the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation created an interactive quiz to gauge the general public’s knowledge about the health reform law. I scored a 5/10. By the way, there is no cramming for this one; the […]
Owners with big budgets and facilities staffs tend to build more often than most. They have the benefit of honing their project management to deliver their needs right on target. Smaller hospitals usually do not have those resources—big budgets, frequent projects, facilities staff. Those who have to do much with little might enjoy a break from […]
For a quick overview of the ASHE 2011 Planning, Design and Construction (PDC) Healthcare Summit, visit my recent post on Healthcare Building Ideas’ blog.
Hospitals are sometimes torn with the choice of who to hire to do their next project. A savvy hospital board will question a team’s qualifications for every project: is the firm that we used last time, or that we always use, really qualified for this next project? Such a scenario plays out in rural areas […]
Recently I read an article in a trade magazine on the benefits of a roofing consultant. I read how this person would provide an owner with these benefits: a roof assessment, help manage a roofing budget, provide roof design services, administer construction, and inspect during construction. To me, these services are an exact match to […]
Integrated Project Delivery: everyone says they do it, and then quickly scramble to learn about it when a client wants it implemented. For companies that work in an integrated manner already, Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) is old news. Several firms were doing it before it had a name, which is why I often say Haskell does integrated […]