New Construction Trends

There are some encouraging trends when it comes to the construction of healthcare facilities. Recent statistics show that more than half of the hospitals across the country completed various projects under budget, while more than 70% currently commission projects for reviewing the energy efficiency of the buildings.

The health care system goes through a climate of reform, which requires flexibility and adaptability. Healthcare facilities must be designed to be able to transform rather than just add on. This aspect translates more and more into design features such as adaptable furniture and patient rooms, modular designs etc. that provide more freedom to move the medical equipment, decrease interruptions, improve communication between departments and so on.

It is estimated that in the next 15-20 years, as baby-boomers age, the demands for inpatient care will keep growing, which will require superior space efficiency, more private rooms, a better movement of medical staff etc.

It seems that the new focus is not on building new facilities, but in consolidating and renovating existing healthcare facilities; more than 70% of them plan expansion and renovation projects in the next 3 years.

In these circumstances, funding for healthcare construction is expected to remain flat, at least during 2018.

For construction services in Fort Collins, CO, look to https://www.haselden.com/haselden-construction-fort-collins/.