• E4H Architecture Offers Webinar on Modular Facilities for Accelerating Vaccine Development


    E4H Architecture presented a webinar on modular facilities for accelerating vaccine development on May 8, 2020.

  • Price Industries' Air Filtration Systems Mitigate Airborne SARS-CoV-2


    Price Industries is significantly increasing production of its air filtration systems in response to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.

  • International WELL Building Institute Assembles SARS-CoV-2 Task Force


    The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) has assembled a task force to address the role of the built environment in reducing the impact of SARS-CoV-2 and other respiratory infections.

  • LSU Health Shreveport Plans Center for Medical Education and Wellness


    LSU Health Shreveport is planning to build the $60 million Center for Medical Education and Wellness.

  • Construction Environment Roundtable


    An untold number of construction projects have put on hold as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but that doesn’t mean all work has to stop. In fact, owners should focus on preparing those projects to resume the moment it is safe to return to the job site. “The best thing for an owner to do is get these projects shovel-ready so they will be in the driver’s seat,” says James Vermeulen, managing principal of Vermeulens. “Whether the project can start construction or is delayed, it is important to be in the driver’s seat. If there’s a schedule slip, you can have an even better set of 100 percent construction-ready documents.”

  • Federal Stimulus Bill Allocates $2.2 Trillion for Coronavirus Research and Relief


    Federal financial measures have been approved in the past few weeks to shore up the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic, with direct monetary assistance and business loans totaling $5.5 trillion, and more support and flexibility for research universities and government contractors. The federal stimulus package—the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act—is intended to pump $2.2 trillion dollars into the economy, primarily in the healthcare and research sectors, and to provide emergency relief to institutions, businesses, and workers whose livelihoods have been impacted by the pandemic. The specifics of how it will be implemented are still evolving, and it is likely that additional stimulus bills will be considered in the coming months, including investments in infrastructure for the nation’s research enterprise.

  • ASHRAE Creates Epidemic Task Force to Ensure Building Preparedness


    ASHRAE, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, has created an epidemic task force to respond to the global SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and provide guidance on how to ensure that buildings are prepared for current and future epidemics.

  • Vermeulens Releases Q4-2019 Market Outlook


    Vermeulens has released its market outlook report for the fourth quarter of 2019. Key points include:

  • Oregon Health & Science University Expands Casey Eye Institute


    Oregon Health & Science University is constructing the $50 million Elks Children's Eye Clinic Building in Portland.

  • Hospital for Sick Children Constructs Patient Support Centre


    The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is building the CAD$400 million Patient Support Centre in Toronto. Designed by B+H Architects, the 22-story, 525,616-sf project will provide education, training, and administrative facilities.