Rules and codes were meant to be inclusive
If you've ever wondered about the difference between zoning and building code, especially if you're looking at a new site for a project, Lee Calisti has an amazing post over at his blog think|architect. It applies to Canada just as much as the United States.
A few articles on healthcare caught my attention this week.Two are about architecture and one is about the policies surrounding commitment for mental illnesses. Sunny Disposition by Green Health Magazine In one of my LinkedIn groups, someone asked whether or not having naturally lit Operation Rooms was beneficial. It sparked a whole series of comments … Continue reading Day-lit Operating Rooms, Commitment Rules and a Case Study
Monday, the Mental Health Commission of Canada announced the first mental health strategy for Canada. Formed in 2007 by Canada's Conservative government, the Commission has a number of studies, including creating a comprehensive plan for preventative mental health care across Canada. I can't find the actual report, though I am looking forward to reading it when … Continue reading Changing Directions, Changing Lives: The first mental health strategy for Canada
A few weeks ago, I watched the two-hour Complimentary Web Information Session on the New Standard for Design and Construction of Canadian Hospitals & Health Care Facilities (CSA Z8000-11). It was a 2 hour presentation and question period introducing the standard from a panel of authors. This webinar no longer exists, but instead, you can … Continue reading the new CSA Z800 standard