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Evidence-Based Design

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011
 
 
 
 

 

Evidence-based design (EBD) is the process of basing decisions about the built environment on credible research to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Many recent studies have examined how the physical environment can influence well-being, promote healing, relieve patient pain and stress, and also reduce medical errors, infections and falls.

For many years, our health-care design industry has worked to achieve all of the above items in health-care environments. The goal has been to have every space feel harmonious, warm, to use color psychology to promote quick recovery time, to use materials that were warm to the touch and art work that promotes health, healing and recovery. This is a departure from the typical cold, sterile and institutional health-care environments. Now, with so many studies of infection control, the next step and the designers/architects job is to specify and use materials that reduce infections, which will complete the circle of EBD.

Versia has many products, materials and accessories to stop the spread of infections, to add flexibility to the staffs daily work flow and to ease the maintenance of our products. Check out our BACTERICIDAL Surfaces!  See what Jain Malkin has to say about EBD!

Versatile to the Core

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

VERSIA strives to Relocate, Reconfigure, Reuse.  Do you grade your performance on products you’ve specified and how they hold up in their life cycle?  Be honest, is it an A or F? If you’re somewhere in the middle, it’s time to move to the head of the class.

FACT:

A 100 bed hospital typically demos a quarter of a million dollars of traditional millwork per year due to inflexible casework.  All demolished millwork ends up in landfills due to its inability to be … Reconfigured, Relocated and Reused.