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Building Type Basics for Healthcare Facilities, Second Edition

Product Code/ISBN: 9780471356727

Tremendous opportunities are opening up as architecture becomes more generalized and firms accept commissions for a widening range of building types. To take advantage of these opportunities, architects need instant information on the general issues, materials, systems, requirements, and general design guidelines associated with different types of structures.

Building Type Basics for Healthcare Facilities is a one-stop source for the essential information architects need to fast-start the design process. In this book, leading healthcare architects from across the United States share their knowledge and expertise on all aspects of healthcare facility design.

Beginning with a wide-ranging, architect-oriented assessment of the healthcare industry's needs, Building Type Basics For Healthcare Facilities provides critical information that enables architects to initiate successful designs for inpatient, outpatient, and long-term care facilities.

Coverage includes:

  • Clinics, emergency departments, and other ambulatory care units
  • Ancillary departments and specialty centers
  • Places designed for adaptive reuse or the assimilation of future technologies

This indispensable guide:

  • Asks and answers twenty questions that frequently arise in the early phases of a project commission
  • Provides hundreds of project photographs, diagrams, floor plans, sections, and details
  • Provides authoritative information instantly and saves architects countless hours of research

This conveniently organized quick reference is an invaluable guide for busy, dedicated professionals who want to get moving quickly as they embark on a new project!