ARCHITECTS and ENGINEERS

Planning Resilient Museums

Planning for resiliency involves forecasting and assessing potential risks. Understanding the impact of those potential risks depends on your specific facility type.

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Topics: Sustainability & Resiliency, Arts & Culture, Community

Enhancing the Healthcare Planning Process through Virtual Reality

04.18.17
HGA News

By Michael Hess and Ryan Spiering

Healthcare facility planning is changing as Virtual Reality enables clients/users/owners to step into the planning process as never before. High-tech buzzwords – Revit, Cloud, Mobile Apps, Augmented Reality, and Virtual Reality – are becoming the transformative tools of the trade. Virtual mock-ups viewed through headsets/glasses have enhanced the planning and design process, leading to better collaboration with user teams and improving project delivery.

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Topics: Healthcare, Technology

The Challenges of Meeting LEED and WELL Light Standards

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Topics: Corporate, Sustainability & Resiliency

Up Close: Brent Peterson, PE

04.18.17
HGA News

Brent Peterson is an Industrial Engineer specializing in Lean workflow planning at HGA. He applies a research-based planning process to improve operational efficiency for leading healthcare organizations. Here, he talks about planning strategies from a Lean lens.

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Topics: Healthcare, Engineering

HGA TO Present at the EDRA48Madison conference

04.17.17
HGA Research

EDRA48Madison: May 31- June 3
Monona Terrace Convention Center, Madison, WI 

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Topics: Healthcare, Research

HGA Community Action 2016 Annual Report

04.13.17
HGA News

UNITING FOR THE GREATER GOOD

HGA Community Action began in 2015 as a grassroots effort to enhance the social impact of our work across the country. By donating the firm’s time, talents, and resources in close collaboration with local organizations, HGA is creating positive change in our communities while providing opportunities to learn and grow as a team.

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Topics: Community

Energy Watch: financially Planning Energy Infrastructure Now and in the Future

04.12.17
Brendon Dorn

HGA Building Performance Analyst Brendon Dorn highlights The Energy Efficiency Gap at the Wisconsin Energy Efficiency Expo on May 17. Below, he details steps to invest in future energy performance.

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Topics: Energy & Infrastructure

HGA Awarded Certificate of Research Excellence by the Environmental Design Research Association

04.05.17
HGA Research

The Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) awarded HGA with a Certificate of Research Excellence (CORE) for the study “On-Stage/Off-Stage Clinic Design: Implications for Operational Efficiencies, Staff Collaboration and Privacy”. CORE recognizes rigorous, valuable, and impactful practice-based research that sparks innovation and promotes best practice in environmental design.

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Topics: Healthcare, Research

Make a Steel Building Sail: BIM and VDC Bring Church of the Resurrection to Life

03.28.17
HGA News

When people think of churches, what often comes to mind is a square white building with a triangular roof and a steeple on top. When the congregation of The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection envisioned its new place of worship, they imagined something much different.

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Topics: Arts & Culture, Technology, Community, Engineering

Embracing Green

Choosing materials to promote healthy indoor environments

New sustainable building standards are putting a greater emphasis on healthy indoor environments. Healthcare facilities, in particular, are becoming increasingly focused on promoting healthy environments that support the well-being of patients, families and staff –with particular focus on indoor air quality.  

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Topics: Healthcare, Sustainability & Resiliency

Ideas

HGA’s team of architecture, engineering, planning and design experts share their knowledge through research, published articles, white papers, and speaking engagements.