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Mount Nittany Health – Cardiovascular Pavilion

Mount Nittany Health – Cardiovascular Pavilion – Design State College, PA Mount Nittany Health recently unveiled its 26,000 SF cardiovascular pavilion at Mount Nittany Medical Center. Open to patients on September 4, the space includes updated cardiac catheterization lab and electrophysiology lab spaces. Some of the new design elements within […]

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Environmental Impact and Sustainability

How can BIM Help with Sustainability and Reduce Environmental Impact? Reduce the footprint that buildings have on the environment The AEC industry is trying to reduce the footprint that buildings have on the environment. BIM can help with this in several ways. Energy Efficiency BIM is a data-rich platform that […]

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Green Leaf – Medical Marijuana Grower/Processor

Green Leaf – Medical Marijuana Grower/Processor Facility Saxton, Pennsylvania Green Leaf Medical received one of Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Grower-Processor permits. Correspondingly, a Saxton, PA leather factory that closed in 2008 has been revitalized into their Cultivation & Processing facility. The space has nine grow rooms that hold 1,000 plants each. […]

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Reduce Project Budget and Duration

How can BIM Help Reduce Project Budget and Duration? How much is rework costing you? As BIM is now a mainstay in the design and construction industry and many professional firms are busy updating to accommodate BIM procedures, one of the most beneficial factors remains largely unstudied. This major benefit […]

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Healthcare Design Virtual Reality, Drones and Design-Assist

Healthcare Design Virtual Reality, Drones and Design-Assist Provide a Sensation of Being in the Space Futuristic Healthcare Design is evolving due to innovative mechanisms that make the process simpler, more cost effective and faster. These mechanisms include healthcare design virtual reality, drones and design-assist software. Healthcare Architects and Engineers are […]

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Population Health Bettered by Environmental Changes

Population Health Bettered by Environmental Changes Health and Wellness Environmental changes in healthcare design can lead to the implementation of health and wellness by altering the way the human brain makes behavioral decisions. The notion that healthy performance and choices can be influential at the population level can be achieved […]

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Existing Conditions Modeling

Existing Conditions Modeling Enhancing Efficiency and Accuracy   Since BIM has so many useful capabilities, it probably comes as no surprise that the BIM modeling process is not only useful for greenfield design and construction, but for developing models of existing site conditions, facilities on sites and specific areas within […]

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Ilera Healthcare – Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Design of a Medical Marijuana Dispensary Ilera Healthcare in Plymouth Meeting, PA “The Ilera Effect” is captivating at this Pennsylvania dispensary! Ilera Healthcare partnered with PA-based, JPT Architects to create an environment for patients to experience an innovative side of wellness from marijuana medicine. This space incorporates an inviting approach […]

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Coordination and Clash Detection

Coordination and Clash Detection Optimized and Flawless Design The coordination process with BIM involves constructability reviews, clash detection and coordination meetings to ensure optimized and flawless design and construction. Regardless of the size and scope of a project, a fully-integrated team can achieve high levels of accuracy through a step […]

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Shared Knowledge, Ultimate Collaboration

Shared Knowledge, Ultimate Collaboration Fostering a BIM Modeling Team The saying, “two heads are better than one” comes to mind when you think of the collaboration that’s attained with Building Information Modeling (BIM). The only exception is there are many heads involved. When using BIM, the entire project team has […]

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USP 800 – EVERYTHING You Need to Know

USP 800 – EVERYTHING You Need to Know Designing for Staff Safety in Healthcare Environments Do you know how many healthcare industry employees are exposed to hazardous drugs in the workplace each year? According to the CDC, there are currently around 8 million healthcare workers in the US exposed to […]

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Executive Guide – BIM Modeling Adoption

Executive Guide: BIM Modeling Adoption – The Thought Behind the Design Creating Value and Reducing Risk with BIM Execution in the A/E/C Industry Over the last few decades, technology has immensely influenced the way that we interact with the world around us including the way we live, work and communicate. […]

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Mount Nittany Health – Cardiovascular Pavilion – Design

Mount Nittany Health – Cardiovascular Pavilion – Design State College, PA As Architectural and MEP Engineering designers on the new 26,000 SF Mount Nittany Health cardiovascular pavilion, JPT Architect’s is thrilled to help expand the growing cardiovascular and electrophysiology program. Construction of this structure has officially started and is being built […]

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Advantages of Transforming to Single-Patient Room

Advantages of Transforming to Single-Patient Rooms In an Industry Where Patient Experience is the Number One Priority There has been debate in recent years as to what is most beneficial for patients and staff when it comes to single-patient rooms versus multiple-occupancy/semi-private rooms. With the current need in healthcare to make […]

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Troubleshooting Code Challenges During Design and Construction

Troubleshooting Code Challenges During Design and Construction New Solutions for Centralizing Component and Compliance Information Many healthcare facility managers expect their operations and maintenance problems to have a definitive solution. After all, in many facility engineering challenges, the answer is clear after a simple investigation. For instance, if a boiler stops […]

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Ilera Healthcare – Controlled Medical Cannabis Growing Facility

State-of-the-Art Medical Marijuana Growing and Processing Facility Ilera Healthcare – Controlled Medical Cannabis Growing Facility in Waterfall, PA JPT Architects partnered with Ilera Healthcare and Palmer Construction to create Ilera’s state-of-the-art Medical Marijuana Growing and Processing Facility in Waterfall, PA. The facility houses a series of modular, energy-efficient hybrid greenhouses that […]

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Ensuring Additions, Renovations and Repairs Comply with the Latest Code

Ensuring Additions, Renovations and Repairs Comply with the Latest Code Codes are constantly updated to reflect the best and safest practices Long-term healthcare facility planning poses significant challenges, particularly given the rapid pace of change in the healthcare industry. While forecasting for tomorrow’s needs is difficult enough, these organizations are […]

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DOH Inspection: Preparation is Key 🔑

DOH Inspection Preparation is Key 🔑 The Healthcare Facility DOH inspection and approval process can be a lot simpler with an offensive approach rather than a defensive approach when it comes to preparation. Thinking ahead by implementing the following strategies will lead to better survey results no matter what state you […]

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Dealing with Code Interpretation from Hospital Design through Operations

Dealing with Code Interpretations from Hospital Design through Operations In many instances, the intersecting codes don’t overtly contradict one another but, instead, add levels of side-by-side requirements To achieve healthcare building (or facility) compliance with all regulatory bodies, healthcare designers, contractors, owners and facility managers often find it’s necessary to […]

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Mount Nittany Health – Philipsburg

Big Box Retail Space to Family Medicine and Specialty Services Center Mount Nittany Health – Philipsburg in Philipsburg, PA   With an acceleration of desolate big box retail spaces, JPT Architects designed the renovation of an old 16,000 SF department store in Philipsburg, PA into a well-integrated and highly efficient […]

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