Chapter 4. Hospitals

  1. Martin Cook

Published Online: 28 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470759639.ch4

The Design Quality Manual: Improving Building Performance

The Design Quality Manual: Improving Building Performance

How to Cite

Cook, M. (2007) Hospitals, in The Design Quality Manual: Improving Building Performance, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470759639.ch4

Author Information

  1. Building Research Establishment Ltd

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 5 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405130882

Online ISBN: 9780470759639

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Keywords:

  • hospitals;
  • religious foundations;
  • ecclesiastical building;
  • church;
  • institutions

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Historical evolution of hospitals

  • The modern era of hospital building

  • Twenty-first century hospitals

  • Benchmarking hospitals – Introducing a design quality method

  • Benchmarking hospitals – The Design Quality Matrices

  • Benchmarking hospitals – Architecture

  • Benchmarking hospitals – Environmental engineering

  • Benchmarking hospitals – User comfort

  • Benchmarking hospitals – Whole life costs

  • Benchmarking hospitals – Detail design

  • Benchmarking hospitals – User satisfaction

  • Benchmarking hospitals – Building aspects of clinical safety

  • Benchmarking hospitals – Recommendations

  • Environmental sustainability

  • International case studies

  • Further international case studies

  • Chapter summary

  • References