Stack Effect: Why It Was So Difficult To Stay Warm This Winter

Extreme cold spells across the country this winter made it difficult for many buildings to maintain comfortable temperatures. Many street-level tenants of high-rise buildings found it nearly impossible to keep occupants warm despite having thermostats …

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Learning Environment Trends: Key Takeaways from A4LE Regional Conferences

Last week, #TeamHenderson attended the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) Midwest Great Lakes and Southwest regional conferences. A common theme among education conferences is an exploration into what we can do as design partners, facility …

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Turning Down The Sound on Environmental Noise

The impact of environmental noise like construction, traffic, and even weather is an important, though often forgotten, part of the design process. At Henderson Engineers, we have a team of dedicated acoustics professionals who recognize …

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How A New Definition of Convenience is Changing Retail

It’s no secret that today’s successful retail brands have evolved; and that evolution has a lot to do with consumer’s definition of convenience. From the earliest examples of bazaars and town squares, to super stores …

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Understanding FGI: Improve your patient experience with better acoustics

Patient-centered healthcare means focusing on the factors that affect the patient’s experience in addition to their health. This metric is measured at the end of a hospital stay with the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers …

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What are hospitals doing to connect and protect patients?

Last week the healthcare construction community came together in Phoenix at #PDCSUMMIT. Issues like the impending USP 797 and 800 deadline, as well as anti-ligature concerns in behavioral health, were, of course, a huge focus …

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Spring Training: Maximizing Baseball Complex Functionality

Spring training is a nostalgic time of year for professional baseball fans. It’s synonymous with Arizona and Florida sunshine, unprecedented access to players and coaches, and the beginning of a quest for a World Series …

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What Matters Most in Your MedGas Replacement

Medical gas systems serve healthcare facilities by providing gases that are life-sustaining (oxygen), critical-use (medical air), or suction (vacuum) for patients. These systems are often centrally located and away from patients. If medical air compressors …

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Things You Want To Know About Sterile Processing

Sterile processing is one of the unsung heroes of a hospital. This space cannot be shut down so it’s rarely the focus of major construction until absolutely necessary. Its function is so critical that decades …

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What You Need to Know About Building Commissioning

Building commissioning has experienced a rise and fall in terms of reputation, understanding, and value. In the 80s and 90s, the introduction of computerized, direct digital controls (DDC), brought new complexities to the built environment …

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Highlights from NIRSA’s Health & Well Being Revolution

For many of us, the friends we made in college have become our friends for life. Between roommates, teammates, and classmates — personal connections infuse the collegiate experience. Unfortunately, today’s college students are spending more time on …

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Comfort that Contributes to the Bottom Line

Airports Council International has reported that $38 billion is needed for capital improvements in terminal buildings within the United States. As these facilities continue to age, airports across the country are struggling to increase revenue …

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Understanding GFCI Nuisances

Since the expansion of the 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC) ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) requirements to include single-phase receptacles up to 50A and three-phase receptacles up to 100A, we’ve seen a trend of increased …

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Top 5 Healthcare Trends for 2019

Healthcare has seen tremendous changes in the last decade, and as we move through 2019, we can’t help but look forward to what’s coming next. At Henderson Engineers, we work with some of the largest …

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NIRSA Facilities Institute: Recreation and Wellness Takeaways

Sports and recreation are key aspects of living a healthy life. Facilities supporting these endeavors are available in nearly every city and college campus throughout the United States. Henderson Engineers attended the NIRSA (National Intramural …

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The Future of Retail: 5 Takeaways from ICSC CenterBuild

Designing retail environments is more than something Henderson Engineers has been doing since the early days of our company, it’s an integral part of our DNA. Recently, our retail, mixed-use, and hospitality leaders attended ICSC …

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Design-Build Project Delivery — Takeaways from DBIA

After attending the DBIA annual conference in early November, our team took some time to discuss the key takeaways we believe will have the most impact in the design-build community. Below are the top five …

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8 Common Mistakes To Avoid When Complying

The revisions to USP 797 and new USP 800 standards will go into effect December 1, 2019. Over the course of 2018, the Henderson Engineers’ team of experts has evaluated nearly a hundred facilities across …

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Takeaways from A4LE

The A4LE LearningSCAPES 2018 conference came to a close last Sunday after four days of discussion and collaboration among educational facility planners, designers, vendors, and educators from across the nation. With 60 sessions offered throughout …

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Keeping Grocery Cool

Undoubtedly, the way consumers purchase and obtain their products is evolving. Contrary to what many are saying, the brick-and-mortar shopping experience is not going away — bad shopping experiences are.

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