CannonDesign’s Joan Suchomel has authored a series of articles for Health Facilities Management on prefabrication in healthcare. In the first article, “Prefabrication and health care construction,” Joan examines the numerous advantages and challenges to implementing prefabrication in health facility projects, along with steps architects can take to succeed at implementing prefabrication in healthcare design.
In the two subsequent articles, Joan provides case studies in which prefabrication has successfully been implemented. The first, “Hospital maximizes prefabrication in expansion project,” outlines a case study of a major Midwest hospital where the owner/designer/contractor team made a commitment to maximize prefabrication opportunities. The second article, “Prefabrication leads integrated design efforts,” highlights the efforts of Advocate Health Care – one of the largest health systems in Illinois – to embrace integrated project design for its new Advocate Christ Medical Center’s East Tower.
In addition to the East Tower project, the articles feature other recent CannonDesign healthcare projects, including the prefabricated inpatient room headwall at UC San Diego Health, Jacobs Medical Center and prefabricated exam rooms at Advocate Health Care AMG Lombard.