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The New Hub and Spoke Model: Redirecting the Flow of Patient Care

 For the past two decades, many healthcare providers have been developing networks of primary, secondary and tertiary care settings to provide care to their patient population. Depending upon the size and scope of the provider, these networks...

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Mar 21, 2016

The New Hub and Spoke Model: Redirecting the Flow of Patient Care

 For the past two decades, many healthcare providers have been developing networks of primary, secondary and tertiary care settings to provide care to their patient population. Depending upon the size and scope of the provider, these networks...

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Mar 21, 2016

5 Questions with Energy Division Leader Don Kartzmark

 

Don Kartzmark, Haskell Energy Division Leader, takes a moment to discuss the power solutions his division provides for hospitals, manufacturers and other facilities that use a large volume of energy. Take a moment to learn more about his...

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Mar 21, 2016

New Healthcare Options Grant Outpatients the Power of Choice

 

When you decide to buy a new car, what do you do? Perhaps, browse several dealerships to see where you can get the most value. You, as a consumer have the power of choice to evaluate which car is best for you. This ‘best deal’ phenomenon is...

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Mar 21, 2016

Identifying Energy Solutions that Finance Themselves

 

Is it possible to make energy upgrades to your facility without being hampered by the inability to raise rates or undertake expensive capital improvements? Now it is. Energy Performance Contracting enables utilities seeking to reduce energy...

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Mar 21, 2016

10 Effective SIP Rules to Reliably Achieve Sterile Process Systems

 

Are your process systems sterile? Steam-in-Place (SIP) Operations are used in the food and biotechnology industries, using the thermal energy of condensing steam for a controlled time period to effect a bioburden reduction.SIP operations may be...

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Mar 21, 2016

5 Questions with EPC Simulation Model Expert Vance Cogdell

 

Vance Cogdell serves as a Senior Designer and one of Haskell's BIM Integration Specialists. After 16 years with the company and a host of projects under his belt, Vance and his team used his expertise to develop an Engineer-Procure-Construct...

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Mar 21, 2016

Equipped with Plan B: Preparing Your Energy Sources for 2014

 

How did you spend the end of your year? Besides hearty meals and plenty of family time, you probably spent your time strategically planning for the upcoming year. Like many other healthcare systems during strategic planning, you may have also...

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Mar 21, 2016

Best of Haskell 2013

 

Can you believe 2013 is coming to a close? To celebrate this amazing year, Haskell brings you the very best blogs, videos, case studies, papers, projects and news on Haskell.com throughout the year.

Whether you are a frequent visitor or a...

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Mar 21, 2016

Will the Launch of LEED v4 Impact Your Upcoming Project?

 

It is officially here. LEED v4 was recently launched at the 2013 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. US Green Building Council (USGBC) held a number of sessions during the conference to help familiarize...

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Mar 21, 2016

Cutting Edge Technology Changing the Rules of Project Delivery

 

Do you remember when you transferred your address book contacts into your smartphone? It was painful at first, but once you got used to the change, it made your life much easier. The same is happening for project delivery. Virtual training, 3D...

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Mar 21, 2016

3 Lessons Traffic Jams Teach About Material Handling Systems

 

Are you tired of traffic? Do you want the answers to solve all of your traffic woes? Unless everyone in your city reads this blog, you are in the wrong place. Fortunately, there is something you have more control over – the effectiveness of...

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Mar 21, 2016

Why Healthcare Systems Should Prioritize Infrastructure

 

Healthcare systems often ignore the importance of infrastructure to their success. Industries such as IT and financial services invest heavily in infrastructure to protect their capability to conduct business. Recent disasters have proven that...

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Mar 21, 2016

AIA Photography Contest Highlights Beauty of Architecture

 

Amateur photographers from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) member firms captured the beauty of architecture in the Jacksonville chapter of the AIA and Haskell sponsored annual photography contest.

 

Haskell associates Jonathan Essa...

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Mar 21, 2016

Hospital Energy Issues: IT Data Centers and Cogen Power

 

Combined Heat and Power (CHP), also known as Cogenerated or Cogen power, continues to become more attractive to hospitals.

 

Foremost, CHP offers efficiency benefits which translate to major utility savings over time. Second, it is a proactive...

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Mar 18, 2016

Globalization of Civil Aviation Has Been Cleared for Take-Off

 

Aviation industry forecasts predict that the global commercial aircraft fleet will almost double in number by the year 2030. The sharp increase will be driven by an expected expansion of the aviation sector into emerging markets. Plenty of...

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Mar 18, 2016

The Beam, The Owner, The Architect, The Engineer and The Conveyor

 

The beam simply does its job. 

Principals dictated by the laws of physics authenticate the beam as a yeoman of industrial building design. Modern structures wouldn’t exist without the beam. Like any legendary statesman, the beam always gets...

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Mar 18, 2016

Aging Water/Wastewater Infrastructure Forces Utilities to Make Hard Choices

 

The Miami-Dade Commission approved $1.6 billion over the next 15 years to repair and update the county’s aging water and sewer pipes. That sounds like a big commitment, and it demonstrates a step in the right direction. 

But take into account...

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Mar 18, 2016

Cost Savings Using Simulation, Part 3 - Considering Simulation?

 

Simulation provides companies with an unparalleled insight into operations and a unique competitive advantage in the market place. Using models allows for replication, investigation and verification of concepts and system scenarios under...

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Mar 18, 2016

5 Questions With Haskell Assistant Project Superintendent Kim Spain

 

Kim Spain holds the position of assistant superintendent at Haskell, where she has been a member of the team since 1990. She is currently assigned to the Maryland Proton Treatment Center project in Baltimore.We asked Kim to share her thoughts...

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Mar 18, 2016

Military Veterans Handle the Challenge of Going from Kevlar to Hard Hat

 

Tera Birkhimer heads to the project site with a sense of satisfaction. Today will be different from yesterday and the day before. That’s part of why she enjoys her role with Haskell—new challenges every day—with something new to learn and...

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