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Design and arrangement of facilities in hospitals

The design and arrangement of facilities in hospitals is a fundamental aspect when designing a health center, since these are elements that involve a large area and budget for the entire work and, in addition, require an adequate provision for optimize its operation. The...
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Implementation of BIM in architectural offices

After the computer revolution in the architecture sector with the emergence of CAD technology, we are nowadays with the second great revolution of the sector, the methodology known as BIM. The BIM (Building Information Modeling) working system consists of a collaborative work...
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Hospital buildings of almost zero consumption

The design of hospital buildings of almost zero consumption is becoming more important in the current architecture, since it is a typology of public building that is in operation 24 hours a day and with great technological requirements, where energy saving acquires a leading...
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Healthy indoor environment in hospitals and nursing homes

We spend 90% of the time inside the buildings. The health centres are, in particular, spaces in which the quality of the interior environment must be prioritized. Throughout their life cycle, materials used to build health centres can release toxic substances that pose a threat...
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The acoustics in the design of hospitals

Everyday it takes more importance the good acoustics design of the buildings, due to the impact that it has on the welfare and health of people. This is why it still takes more weight when it comes to health centers. Hospitals are very complex buildings and have very specific...
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Security in hospitals

In previous articles we present the new telecommunication technologies as an important part in hospitals safety. This time we would like to develop more the subject emphasizing in all aspects related to the design and security features in health centres. In this case we refer to...
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Design of radiotherapy units

As we have seen, the design of oncology units is determined by the programmatic structuring of various components, partly autonomous and partly interconnected with the different areas of the hospital care. Within these components we should highlight, due to its complexity, the...
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Design of oncology units for children

Cancer in Spain-as in most developed countries- is one of the most socially relevant diseases in terms of public health, resources and media and emotional impact on society. When this disease affects children and adolescents the sensitivity is even greater, so that the efficiency...
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Design of cancer units

As we have seen in previous publications, the design of the spaces of a hospital can significantly contribute to the welfare of patients and the proper functioning of the hospital for their employees. This responsibility, largely in the hands of design and architecture, is even...
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How do we plan a hospital emergency area?

  In 2010, Spanish hospitals treated more than 26 million emergency cases, 80% of which were treated in public hospitals. This value differs by country according to the awareness of the population, for example in the UK or the US, the use of emergency services is much...
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Design of antenatal care facilities for natural childbirth

Natural childbirth aims to respect the physiological process of childbirth with minimal obstetric intervention, avoiding actions that are not essential to ensure the safety of the baby or the mother. However the concept of security is very controversial according to the country...
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CASASOLO takes part in the ACES monograph: Architecture and Health

  The Catalan Association of Health Organizations (ACES) publishes a quarterly thematic monograph, last autumn edition was dedicated to Architecture and Health. Albert Punsola, coordinator of ACES, has meet for the occasion 3 representatives of hospital architecture with...
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The implementation of a hospital: beyond design and construction

In the construction of hospitals we often focus on the design and construction process of the hospital building, however the implementation of a hospital is a complex project that requires both promoter and executive team to take into account the operational and strategic...
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BIM technology for hospital design

  BIM (Building Information Modeling) is a methodological system of building information modeling for project development. This method is based on a representation of the building process based on data, enabling new ways of working with three-dimensional building even before...
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