Articles by: Emily Diviney

Vertical Cultivation – Grow More Within the Same Space

Vertical Cultivation – Advantages VS Challenges (With Solutions) Cannabis Industry Focused Architects & Engineers Advantages Vertical cannabis cultivation provides great flexibility because tiers are completely customizable and allow you to maximize any kind of square footage available   Potentially twice the canopy space in the same building footprint Shorter runs […]

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Coronavirus 2019 VS. Medical Oxygen

Healthcare Systems and their many facilities around the globe are overwhelmed with healing and comforting sick patients infected with the notorious Coronavirus (COVID-19). Many of these COVID-19 positive, hospitalized patients, even those not sick enough to be placed on a mechanical ventilator, have flawed lung function and benefit from supplemental […]

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NEW WEBSITE 2020

Check it out! Go explore! JPT Architects has designed our new website recently to bring better content to our clients. The website has two focus themes, 1 – Healthcare and 2 – Alternative Care. Since JPT provides Architectural and MEP Engineering services only to these two focus groups, we hope […]

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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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Dispensaries Designed from Existing Banks

Dispensaries Designed from Existing Banks Cannabis Industry Architects & Engineers The world of banking can be a double-edged sword in the cannabis industry due to the difficulty dispensaries have obtaining banking services and then there is the idea to locate your dispensary within a facility that is an existing bank. […]

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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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Radiography/Fluoroscopy

Radiography/Fluoroscopy Design & Planning Considerations Functional Requirements: Provide hand-washing station or hand-scrub facilities in procedure room. A barium preparation or work area should be provided within or near the procedure room. However, as pre-prepared barium doses become more common, a work area may consist of only a sink and a […]

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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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