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MONITOR

RESEARCH

Building the case for wood in
healthcare design
The benefits of natural elements such as daylighting, views to the
outdoors, and plants in healthcare environments have long been established in the industry. A report released in June aims to add wood
to that list by looking at a small but growing body of research.
The report, "Wood as a Restorative Material in Healthcare
Environments," co-authored by Sally Augustin, an environmental
psychologist and principal at Design with Science (Los Angeles),
and David Fell, a research leader at FPInnovations, a Canadianbased not-for-profit research institute, makes the case that the
natural material can lower sympathetic nervous system reactivity,
which in turn can lead to improved patient recovery times and lower
pain perception.
The authors also note that wood offers a high level of design and
application flexibility since it can be used as a building material, in
furniture, and as a wall covering. "By using wood, building designers
get a structural material and a restorative material at the same time,"
Fell says.
Natural light and views to nature are already in place to differing
degrees in facilities and, therefore, can be more easily observed and
studied, Fell says. "Experimental designs on health factors related
to interaction with wood have been set up, but the opportunities to
study wood and non-wood hospital environments are currently rare,"
he says. "The good news is there are a growing number of hospitals
being built with wood in them, so this will change in the future."
For more, visit https://fpinnovations.ca/media/publications.-AD

BY THE NUMBERS

$86.7 billion worth of medical real estate
construction is in the pipeline, totaling
123.1 million square feet. That equals 1,189
projects, including 542 MOBs and 647
hospital projects.
Source: Revista Mid-Year 2015 Medical Real Estate Construction Report

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Healthcare Design - November 2015
Contents
HCD Online
Editorial
Monitor
The Center
The Retailing of Healthcare
Mixed Methods
Come Together
The Driver’s Seat
Generation Next
Going Deep
New Neighbor
Ready, Set, Show
Construction
Research
Special Advertising Section: Buyers Guide
Special Advertising Section: Project Watch
First Look
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