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Matthew DeVries

Matt is a construction & litigation attorney at Burr & Forman LLP and father of seven young kids.

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Hospital Alert: EPA Updates Energy Tool to Support Greater Efficiency

Posted in Green Building, Healthcare Construction
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA), healthcare facility owners and organizations spend nearly $8.8 billion on energy each year to meet patient needs.  To improve energy efficiency, thousands of hospitals rely on the EPA’s Energy Star tools to help track consumption and prioritize facilities for energy upgrades. Last week, EPA released an important… Continue Reading

Healthcare Is Fastest Growing Market for Prefabrication and Modular Construction

Posted in Environmental, Green Building, Healthcare Construction, LEED
Timing is everything!  As I was preparing for a LEED for Healthcare presentation this week, one of my partners sent me a piece about the innovative use of "pods" to cut building costs. The article by Mike Boyer focused on a team of two plumbing and mechanical contracting firms who want to transform how the… Continue Reading

Facility Management + Innovation – Inefficiencies = Healthcare Environment Optimization

Posted in Healthcare Construction
Last fall, I attended the Mobile Healthcare Technology Summit sponsored by Smith Seckman Reid, Inc.  My post about the summit included five construction and design lessons when dealing with either new construction or renovations of existing health care facilities. Technology and innovation continue to improve in the arena of health care construction.  Two weeks ago,… Continue Reading

Reading Between the Lines: Wall Street’s View of Health Care Industry in 2011

Posted in Healthcare Construction
Earlier today, I attended a special sold-out event on Wall Street’s View on Prospects for the Health Care Industry sponsored by the Nashville Health Care Council.  Moderated by Wayne Smith of Community Health Systems, the panel included the following Wall Street analysts: Chris Colley, Managing Director of medical Devices for Stephens, Inc.; Kemp Dolliver, Managing Director of… Continue Reading

5 Construction and Design Lessons from a Healthcare Technology Summit

Posted in Best Practices, Healthcare Construction
Two weeks ago I attended the Mobile Healthcare Technology Summit sponsored by Smith Seckman Reid, Inc.  in Nashville, Tennessee.  The healthcare industry is one of the most regulated ones in the nation, which can present some special challenges for design and construction.  Although the summit focused on mobile technologies in the healthcare industry, I walked away with… Continue Reading