Seven projects designed to help solve aesthetic, civic, urban, and social problems while also being functional and sustainable have been honored with Healthcare Design Awards by the American Institute of Architects Academy of Architecture for Health.
Three flooring-related issues impact fall prevention: slip resistance, glare, and light reflectance value. This article, a complementary piece to a feature in the October 2017 issue of the magazine, explores how premium rubber flooring assemblies can help in healthcare environments.
Some design professionals have wondered what effect floorcoverings, along with the wider built environment, can have on occupant wellness. In a 90-day flooring test running from November 2014 to February 2015, Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH) attempted to answer this question.