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Hospital Construction Methods Lower Costs, Raise Benefits

Kevin Kraiss, for HealthLeaders Media, March 25, 2011

And while system executives chose not to pursue formal LEED certification in this case, the efficiencies derived from the information sharing and close collaboration supported by these innovative project delivery techniques are enabling them to design and build some of the most energy efficient healthcare facilities in the region.

This is just an example of how IPD, BIM and other advanced project delivery methods are benefiting one specific provider. But more and more hospitals and health systems seem likely to embrace these innovations as the pressures mount to more quickly and cost-effectively bring quality healthcare to their existing service areas and beyond.

Kevin Kraiss is a senior vice president with Hammes Company’s Pacific Coast region. He may be reached at kkraiss@hammesco.com.

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