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structures, but we
have a long way
to go before that's
a viable strategy
for all healthcare
projects.
In the meantime,
we need to get
smarter about
reducing the embodied carbon in
concrete structures,
which can typically
be accomplished
by reducing the
mass of structural
systems (which also
saves money) and
variable cement
mixes.-Ellen
Mitchell Kozack,
vice president and
chief sustainability
officer, Leo A Daly
(Dallas)

THE ROBOTS ARE
COMING

Already, delivery
robots (about the size
of a mini-fridge) can
be found delivering
pills, bringing lunch
to patients, and transporting samples and
medical equipment to
different labs. It may
come as a surprise
that most hospitals
and medical offices
are already architecturally ready for
robotic use, because

they've already been
designed for wheelchair accommodations, which require a
similar circumference
clearance. This has
enabled health systems to more easily
integrate robotics into
the care environment.
For instance, Texas
Medical Center leveraged germ-killing
robots to fight coronavirus, and robots
were used to deliver
meals and medication to COVID-19
patients in Singapore
to reduce exposure
of healthcare workers.-Kimberly Lamb,
executive director,
healthcare solutions,
JLL (Chicago)

RESILIENCE MUST
STRETCH BEYOND
HOSPITALS

Our ability to successfully handle our
next health-related
crisis will depend
in large part on the
adaptable designs
of buildings not principally designed for
healthcare needs.
The pressures of
COVID-19 suggest
that we need to design more flexibility,
adaptability, and

resilience into the built
environment.
Think polyvalent
function-how can our
sports stadiums, hotels,
and similar structures
be designed to allow
them to be easily
repurposed to handle
health-related needs?
How do we adapt public space to allow for
more outdoor functions
or more ways to access
buildings to limit contact with others? More
than any previous
crisis, this pandemic
has mandated the need
to re-examine different
types of buildings under a new lens.-Chris
McQuillan, healthcare
principal, B+H Architects (Toronto) 

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gas emissions in
order to avert the
worst-case scenarios
for climate change
gets shorter, it's
become increasingly
important that we
not just focus on the
energy consumption
of our buildings but
also on the embodied carbon that's
emitted through the
extraction, manufacture, and transport
of our building
materials. The three
biggest offenders-
concrete, steel, and
aluminum-account
for 11 percent of
global greenhouse emissions.
We've heard a lot
about mass timber

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