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    July 2021 Webinar
    This engaging webinar panel will bring together a group of industry thought leaders, designers and infection preventionists to explore next steps in the deployment of materials and surfaces. Panelists will share the current state of the practice, what we can do now, and will look at near term developments to forecast “what’s next”. Hear about innovations and applications into the future with new models and processes that could reshape the future of health, wellness and how and where we will receive care.
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    July 2021 Webinar
    This webinar will tell the story of the path of this remarkable project from strategic planning through occupancy. Presenters will illustrate the ways in which the siting and design of the building breaks down the stigma associated with mental illness.  
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    July 2021 Webinar
    This webinar will review two separate behavioral health units, one constructed with typical acoustical ceiling tile panels and one with a new acoustic gypsum wallboard ceiling assembly with a similar noise reduction coefficient. A comparison of these two facilities’ acoustic testing results will be discussed along with security concerns, owner requirements, and possible design solutions for this particular sector of healthcare design.  
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    July 2021 Webinar
    In this discussion, Gensler will illustrate how we can contextualize these findings to position ourselves for future success with outpatient facility design.  
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    July 2021 Webinar
    This webinar will share literature review results, design survey outcomes, best practices and resources for lighting, contrast, and low vision, and research conclutions.
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    June 2021 Webinar
    Join this esteemed panel of thought leaders as they discuss what decisions they are pondering now in response to changes in the delivery of care and the way we work. Hear their predictions about the future of care delivery processes and how systems and design will fit into ushering in that future. While the path forward is not totally clear, come to hear the various factors they are juggling to shed some light on their views about tomorrow’s healthcare delivery and healthcare design.
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    June 2021 Webinar
    In this webinar you will hear how the IFD process was followed by smooth construction and occupancy processes that allowed the project to be accomplished within budget, with virtually no change orders, and ahead of schedule.  
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    May 2021 Webinar
    This webinar highlights the University of Michigan Medical Center’s journey to address this challenge. In 2012, their hospital and ED leadership hypothesized that creating a dedicated unit in the ED for the provision of extended critical care would help meet some of these challenges, which in turn may improve care delivery and patient outcomes. Pre-determined guiding principles were carefully followed throughout the design and build phases. From start to finish, the project utilized key lean facilities design principles including the use of full-scale mock-ups. This led to a finished build that was completed ahead of schedule, under budget and with no significant change orders.    
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    May 2021 Webinar
    In this webinar presenters will offer lessons learned, practical insights, and timely advice for design inclusivity and responsiveness throughout the continuum of health care environments. Discover recommendations and open-access resources available to care providers and designer.
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    April 2021 Webinar
    Architects and designers are seldom formally educated in project finance, and to compound that gap, fewer can articulate the various complexities of healthcare finance.  However, time has already run out for developing this fluency in the heat of a project proposal response.  But perhaps there are key points of financial data that will help convert a pursuit into a project. This second of a four-part series is designed boost confidence in asking key financial questions and looking to external sources to speak intelligently about this client and to hone your design proposal to meet their financial objectives.  We will explore these concepts with real examples and active gaming techniques – because some may be a little competitive. The first program in this series addressed healthcare finance basic rudiments, and subsequent sessions will focus on measuring efficiencies and their financial impacts, and lastly, continuing the diligence through project delivery.