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Healthcare Construction Projects Start on Time, Deliveries Delayed
Revista
Published on: 5/18/2020
After record construction for medical offices in 2019, a slowdown was already projected for 2020 before the coronavirus pandemic hit. Now, scheduled starts are being delayed, and what this means in the months ahead.

AMFP Announcements

Key Takeaways from Moving Forward While Grappling with COVID-19
AMFP
Published on: 7/29/2020
The premiere episode of the new 1 Hour news show for the healthcare built environment featured strategies for preparing healthcare facilities and teams toward a COVID-19 recovery.
Health System Execs Want Their Teams to Think Creatively in COVID Response
AMFP
Published on: 7/29/2020
C-Suite Execs Reveal Insight in Premiere 1 Hour News Show
Revista Examines COVID-19 Impact on MOB Leasing and Investments
AMFP
Published on: 4/28/2020
Medical office tenants are seeking rent relief from their landlords today, but a portion of healthcare real estate stakeholders see today’s crisis as an opportunity to invest in much-needed infrastructure for tomorrow. That’s according to the results of a new COVID-19 impact survey for owners, managers, agents and investors in medical real estate recently conducted by Revista, owner of the nation’s most authoritative medical buildings database.
Common Myths in Healthcare Construction Management
Mike Wood
Published on: 4/10/2020
Every healthcare profession has its own set of myths, and the healthcare construction industry is no exception. In this new article from Healthcare Business Today, AMFP pas president Mike Wood shares the truth about the four most common healthcare construction management myths.
International Federation of Healthcare Engineering Launches Global Healthcare Energy Awards
IFHE and AMFP
Published on: 4/6/2020
The International Federation of Healthcare Engineering (IFHE), with support from the Association of Medical Facility Professionals (AMFP) and Mazzetti, has launched its first ever Global Healthcare Energy Awards. The awards aim to encourage healthcare facilities around the world to commit to a reduction in energy use that will ultimately lessen the entire global health system’s intensive carbon footprint, all through a simple energy tracking process.
Free Webinar on Managing Healthcare Construction During COVID-19 Pandemic Now Available On Demand
AMFP
Published on: 4/6/2020
Our April 2 webinar, Managing Your Healthcare Construction Project in the Midst of COVID-19. For your convenience, an on-demand version of this webinar is now available.
AMFP Launches New Website
AMFP
Published on: 3/25/2020
The Association of Medical Facility Professionals (AMFP) has revamped its website to better connect its members to the resources that help them strategically plan, design, build and maintain healthcare facilities that serve their staff and patient populations.
Six Steps Hospital Facilities Can Take to Reduce the Risk of Spreading Infectious Disease
Published on: 3/18/2020
You can help ensure safe operations of your facility during the coronavirus pandemic by monitoring and controlling six areas.
2020 IFHE Digest Now Available
Published on: 12/13/2019
IFHE Digest, the official magazine of the International Federation of Healthcare Engineering (IFHE), has published its 2020 issue. The magazine is available to AMFP members through the association's IFHE membership.
Life Science Facilities Flourish in NYC
Published on: 10/29/2019
New York City's healthcare real estate professionals are finding growing demand for life science space, leading to a fast-growing new industry. Derek Brand, COO, NewYorkBio, commented at the 2019 New York Hospital, Outpatient Facilities & Medical Office Buildings Summit in September, co-hosted by SquareFootage.net and AMFP, that the city's tremendous pipeline of talent coupled with its strong network of hospitals, lab space and academic institutions make the study of life sciences a natural fit for the city.
AMFP VP Encourages Commitment to Buildings That Do No Harm
Published on: 10/29/2019
The first rule of medicine is to "do no harm," but what about medical facilities? What responsibility do today's healthcare to do no harm to the world in which their patients reside? This was the question poised in an article from AMFP vice president Chris Roberts, Healthcare Global Solutions Architect for Schneider Electric, published in the September/October 2019 issue of Medical Construction + Design Magazine.
Pushing for Behavioral Changes to Drive Code Compliance
Published on: 10/29/2019
Healthcare facility managers know that compliance is an ongoing challenge. But Sukhjit Tom Singh, Director for Facilities Environment of Care Compliance at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, says that challenge is particularly trying when it comes to solving behavioral issues. "Top hospitals put in place electronic systems to proactively inspect building conditions. The behavioral side is always a challenge," Singh said at the 2019 New York Hospital, Outpatient Facilities & Medical Office Buildings Summit in September.
WATCH: How and Why Healthcare Institutions are Choosing for Sustainability
Published on: 9/30/2019
Of the 68 greenest hospitals of 2018, eight were in the Upper Midwest region. So in July 2019, AMFP Upper Midwest opted to harness the insight of those professionals leading local sustainability efforts for a discussion on How and Why Healthcare Institutions are Choosing for Sustainability.
New Book Provides Strategies to Help Healthcare Facility Owners Drive Successful Construction
Published on: 9/13/2019
In their latest book, Building with Certainty: Empowering the Astute Owner with Evidence-Based Construction, Robert Levine and Georgeann Burns lay out a roadmap to using proven evidence-based construction tools and methods for capital project development, helping facility owners become more astute to drive successful project completions.
Jeffrey Kent Elected AMFP President
Published on: 8/5/2019
The Association of Medical Facility Professionals (AMFP) has elected Jeffrey Kent, president of Kent Healthcare Facilities Advisory, to the role of President, effective immediately.
Local, Flexible & Innovative - Summit Explores Evolving South FL Healthcare Facilities Needs
Published on: 3/21/2019
High demand is pushing South Florida health systems to new limits. Presenters at the South Florida Hospitals, Outpatients Facilities & Medical Office Buildings Summit March 6 in Miami discussed how health systems are adapting to meet this demand.
How Frontline Care Strategies Can Solve Facility Management Challenges: Lessons from HIMSS 2019
Published on: 2/18/2019
Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s (HIMSS) 2019 Global Conference in Orlando. The theme of the event was “Champions of Healthcare Unite” and it really inspired and motivated me to become one of those champions. I feel we are all privileged to work in healthcare and contribute to patient outcomes, and as a facility professional I know how important the non-core services are to frontline services. And I equally know the challenges we all face today given the rapid evolution of technology and the expectation to do more with less.
California Summit Highlights Need for Agility & Flexibility in Healthcare Facilities Investments
Published on: 1/23/2019
Healthcare leaders discuss how facilities managers are becoming more strategic in their investment decisions, during the Dec. 2018 California Hospital, Outpatient Facilities & Medical Office Buildings Summit, organized by SquareFootage.net.
FGI Seeks Input on Revisions for 2022 Guidelines
Published on: 1/14/2019
If you’ve finally wrapped your head around the vast changes laid out in the 2018 edition of the Facility Guidelines Institute’s Guidelines for Design and Construction, then FGI is eager for your input on its 2022 revisions.
Association of Medical Facility Professionals Springs Up to Kick Off New Year
Published on: 1/3/2019
The first big bang of 2019 in healthcare has come early with the formation of the Association of Medical Facility Professionals (AMFP). AMFP’s mission is to serve the needs of the healthcare built environment.

Tips, Tricks & Traps

Don’t Sell Solid Surfaces Short: Today’s Selection May Determine Tomorrow’s Maintenance
Published on: 10/16/2015
Never assume that all solid surfaces result in the same performance at your facility. There’s a good reason this assumption may bring grief down the road: they’re not all made the same way.
Evolving Elevator Technology Increases Your Options for Outpatient Care Facilities
Published on: 10/16/2015
Believe it or not, healthcare providers looking to revamp traditional office or retail buildings for medical use might find lower rental rates, expand services they might potentially offer and open up hidden square footage simply by paying careful attention to elevator selection.
Spec Language That Combats Flawed Concrete Finish Work
Published on: 9/17/2015
When flooring failures occur, the initial reaction is to point the finger of blame at the installer or flooring material manufacturer. Well, look deeper as the stage often has been set for failure before the installer arrives.
How to Keep Flooring from Taking over Your Construction Budget
Published on: 9/17/2015
The cost of flooring materials and installation may only be 2 to 5 percent of your entire construction project, but if that floor fails the costs can climb as high as 10 to 15 percent of your project — or higher.
Designing or Renovating? Not Without Your Life Safety Consultant
Published on: 8/21/2015
If there's one expert you want onboard early during the design phase of a new addition or new facility, it's a code and/or life safety expert.
The IAQ Secret that Prevents Air Filters from Ruining Your Facility Plan
Published on: 8/7/2015
When improving health is your organization's mission, it would be a shame to let poor air sneak in and ruin all of your hard work. Yet all too often poor air filtration can let bacteria, dust and even mold spores into spaces that require the highest levels of cleanliness.
3 Tips to Get the Building Performance You were Promised
Published on: 7/17/2015
Neither your engineer nor architect set out to design an inefficient facility, and it’s doubtful that your construction manager intended to build one. All the same, not all of today’s high-performance healthcare designs end up living up to their promised performance.
Don’t End Up Paying Twice — Get Your Barrier Management Protocol in Place
Published on: 6/16/2015
Firestops and barriers are consistently among the most frequently cited compliance shortcomings by healthcare facility surveyors.