1st Edition

Innovations in Transportable Healthcare Architecture

ISBN 9781138847194
Published January 12, 2016 by Routledge
366 Pages 235 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

Innovations in Transportable Healthcare Architecture is the first book to examine the ways that healthcare architecture can provide better assistance in disaster-stricken communities.

Aimed at architects and other professionals working across the disaster relief sector, it provides:

  • An overview of the need for rapid response healthcare facilities;
  • Global case studies which demonstrate real examples;
  • Historical perspectives on redeployables used in past military and civilian contexts;
  • Analysis of the advantages, challenges, and opportunities associated with offsite, premanufactured healthcare facilities and their component systems, for permanent installations or reuse on multiple sites;
  • Planning and design considerations for transportable offsite-built healthcare architecture;
  • State-of-the-art research on pop-up clinics, truck-based configurations, ISO container-based outpatient clinical and trauma care centres, and modularized facilities for contemporary military and civilian contexts.

Innovations in Transportable Healthcare Architecture will be an invaluable reference source for architects, disaster mitigation planners, design and engineering practitioners, non-governmental medical aid organizations (NGOs), governmental health ministries, and policy specialists across the spectrum of disciplines engaged in disaster mitigation and the provision of healthcare in medically underserved communities globally.

Table of Contents

Illustration Credits  Acknowledgements  Part 1: Background  1. Introduction  2. Transportables for Health: A Brief Modern History  3. OFFSITE  Part 2: Design  4. Pop-Up Clinics 5. Planning and Design Considerations for Transportable Healthcare  Part 3: Case Studies  6. Case Studies 1-18  Appendices  1. Installation Sites 7-18 in New Orleans and Charleston  2. Four Interviews  Postscript  Notes  Index

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Stephen Verderber is an award-winning scholar, researcher, and registered architect whose core specialty is architecture, design therapeutics, and health. He is a Professor at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, at the University of Toronto. He holds a doctorate in architecture from the University of Michigan and is co-founder of R-2ARCH. His many publications include Innovations in Hospice Architecture (2005), Innovations in Hospital Architecture (2010), and Sprawling Cities and Our Endangered Public Health (2012).