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Design for disaster: Building with survival in mind

Healthcare Life Safety Compliance, July 1, 2019

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BY JOHN PALMER

As healthcare facilities consider their future needs and resiliency in the face of emergency preparations required by accreditation agencies, construction trends continue to focus on a modern look with the ability to stay operational in any situation.

Boston

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston looks to be the next big project on the horizon as the hospital has announced plans for a new $1 billion clinical facility to add to its downtown sprawling campus.

The planned 1-million-square-foot facility will reportedly include several architectural features focused on resilient design. It also will feature 12 levels of inpatient, outpatient, and support services space, as well as six levels of underground parking.

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