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  |  Channel: Cities, Process, Resiliency, Sustainability

Sea level rise, along with higher storm surges resulting from increasing storm intensity and frequency, threaten the sustainability of maritime transportation infrastructure in coastal areas. In Rhode Island, major storms impacting the maritime infrastructure of the state result in economic costs, damages to the environment, and negative consequences on resident’s quality of life. In the... Read more »

By John Haymaker (Perkins+Will)
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  |  Channel: Cities, Health, Process, Regeneration, Resiliency, Sustainability, Water

RELi is a comprehensive response to the urgent need for resiliency in Design + Planning. Sustaining a reasonable level of safety and quality in our day to day lives now requires that we collectively respond to the weather extremes, economic disruption + resource depletion that are becoming common place globally, regionally, and locally. Resiliency involves... Read more »

By Doug Pierce (Perkins+Will)
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  |  Channel: Health, Healthcare, Process

This article outlines the use of process modeling at Perkins+Will to determine the appropriate size of waiting spaces and number of seats for outpatient clinics in a medical office building in the Southeast. Inputs to the process model included provider schedules, length of time for each process during a patient’s visit, and probabilities of the number of people accompanying each patient to a visit.

By Marvina Williams (Perkins+Will),
Sudhan Chinnappan (HCA),
Amanda Mewborn (Piedmont Healthcare)
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  |  Channel: Energy, Process, Sustainability

The practice of green building has caused significant changes in the construction industry, exposing architects to new legal liabilities. The objective of this paper is to investigate, identify and clarify the understanding of architects’ professional liability risks associated with the design and construction of green buildings and how to manage those risks.

By Helena O’Connor (Perkins+Will)
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  |  Channel: Health, Healthcare, Process

This article outlines the use of a Lean design process, enabled by simulation modeling, to determine the appropriate size of an emergency department based on current patient volumes and projected patient volumes in 12 years. The results of the study were used to reduce facility size and construction costs without compromising on patient care.

By Marvina Williams (Perkins+Will),
Amanda Mewborn (Piedmont Healthcare),
Sudhan Chinnappan (HCA)
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  |  Channel: Health, Healthcare, Process

A Perkins+Will design team used lean modeling to reduce patient wait times at a large hospital. This hospital had over 100,000 annual emergency visits, and often had no open exam rooms and waiting areas during peak hours. The design team optimized operations to increase capacity and decrease wait time while minimizing new construction.

By Amanda Mewborn (Piedmont Healthcare),
Marvina Williams (Perkins+Will),
Jeff Tyner (Perkins+Will)
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  |  Channel: Process

The objective of this paper is to investigate architect’s responsibilities and obligations during construction, resulting in a better understanding of the scope and limits of architects’ services and the risk architects face.

By Helena O’Connor (Perkins+Will)
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  |  Channel: Process

As architects computerize their design practices they are faced with unique networking challenges. One of these is the “wide area design” problem.

By Victor Okhoya (Kasian Architecture)
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  |  Channel: Education, Process, Technology

Institutions have prioritized the development of new residence halls that respond to incoming student classes who expect more privacy, social space, technology and fewer boundaries than any previous generation.

By Dana Anderson (Perkins+Will),
Yanel de Angel (Perkins+Will),
Austin Poe (Feinknopf Macioce Schappa Architects)
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  |  Channel: Energy, Process, Technology

Daylight harvesting in architecture is a complicated task as the most prominent characteristic of daylight is its variability.

By David Mead (WSP Built Ecology)