Location Amherst, Massachusetts UMass Amherst, in partnership with Northeast Utilities, was constructing a 115kV substation east of the old Tillson Power Plant. The substation was to be connected to two NU 115kV circuits that pass through the University’s land on... read more »
Location Newton, Massachusetts The City of Newton constructed a new 75,000 sf elementary school to replace the outdated school which was unsuitable for renovation. The new school was designed with many sustainable features including thermal-efficient windows to be... read more »
Location Newburyport, Massachusetts To meet the demands of the increasing school population, Newburyport Public Schools constructed a new 112,200 sf Pre-K through Grade 3 elementary school. The school which features many sustainable features includes classrooms, art and music spaces,... read more »
Location Gloucester, Massachusetts The City of Gloucester constructed a new 65,720 sf, three-story school complete with gymnasium, media center, and cafeteria. The new school was built on the site of the existing school which was demolished due to... read more »
North Kingstown reviewed the system performance and operations of the 12 year old North Kingstown High School, attended by approximately 1,900 students who reside in North Kingstown and Jamestown, Rhode Island.
The town of Monson reconstructed the town offices and built a temporary police station to enable the building to have a greater street presence and direct access to the Main Street plaza area suitable for ceremonial events.
Eastern Maine Medical Center renovated several facilities: the Surgical Endoscopy center serving Penobscot County, the Bangor Walk-In Care Center that provides patients with care for minor illnesses and injuries, and the Catheterization Lab located within the Heart Care Center,... read more »
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center built a new Outpatient Surgery Center that includes eighty state-of-the-art operating rooms, a 24-bed prep/recovery suite, sterile processing area, and associated support spaces.
Concord Hospital added several operating rooms, four day surgery operating rooms,... read more »
Infrastructure Design for Reduced Patient Readmissions
With today’s challenging reimbursement structures, healthcare providers can drive better bottom line performance by reducing patient readmissions. This guide provides recommendations, insight, best practices, and examples illustrating how smart infrastructure investments can help to reduce avoidable patient readmissions and ultimately improve the overall finances of a healthcare organization and the health and safety of their patients, providers and visitors. Topics including air handling and sterile fields, air infiltration and disinfection, design and management of sterile spaces, water treatment, and improved patient healing environments are addressed.