2022 HCD Conference Preview: Daylight Strategies For Healthcare Settings

2022 HCD Conference Preview: Daylight Strategies For Healthcare Settings

The 2022 Healthcare Design Meeting + Expo will be held Oct. 8-11 in San Antonio. The yearly event will offer a wide variety of keynote and breakout sessions on a variety of matters.

Health care Design is previewing some of the upcoming educational sessions in a sequence of Q+As with speakers, sharing what they strategy to explore and important takeaways they approach to offer attendees.

Session: Sight and Mild Over and above the Client Space, Sunday, Oct. 09, 9:30-10:30 a.m. EST

Speakers: Adrian Lao, architect, partner, Dialog Jill Robertson, associate, landscape architect, Dialog Josh Bornia, affiliate, electrical engineer, Dialog Raul Dominguez, lover, mechanical engineer, Dialog.

This session will demystify important issues, synergies, and alternatives for bringing light and character not only into individual rooms, but also into community areas, waiting around parts, diagnostic and therapy areas, courtyards, and personnel spots. This multidisciplinary panel of speakers will develop a case for (and show accomplishment) applying a combination of equipment this sort of as energy modeling, daylight modeling, landscape style, wayfinding, lights design and style, medical organizing tactic, and operational comments from clinic directors.

Health care Style: What is a misconception healthcare clientele have about bringing daylight into their facilities and how do you deal with it?

Adrian Lao: They at times believe home windows are an an infection handle threat or deliver extra electricity fees. We have resolved the infection control issue by way of design—where do we spot windows and how do we detail windows. By displaying how we improve window dimensions and places we also reveal that we can create an effective envelope that doesn’t overly burden power prices.

What possibilities for improvement do you imagine exist within just the health care design market?

I think [daylight] can be optimized far better by way of additional collaboration amongst architects, engineers, and scientific planners. Our session will focus on these alternatives. For case in point, by means of near collaboration involving massing, window placement, energy evaluation, and modelling, we can exhibit that a extra effective alternative is doable and a additional desirable end result is reached.

What’s just one takeaway from your session that you hope attendees walk absent with?

Selections to enhance daylight are basic to the style and design approach and generate conclusions from the onset of design and style.

For far more on the HCD Convention plan and registration, stop by hcdexpo.com.