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In search of a painless parking solution (access required)

People drive to downtown Boise to work, one to a car. They park. They always have. They always will. Or will they? Sitting at a table seeking alternatives to the single-occupied vehicles streaming into downtown are Valley Regional Transit, the ...

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At some workplaces, cafeteria lunch is a perk (access required)

If “company cafeteria” conjures up an image of mystery meat and steam tables, you’re out of date. Many company cafeterias today stress healthy choices, and they promote their lunchtime options as an employee benefit. Albertsons’ Boise Café includes a wok ...

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WELL Building Standard aims to improve worker sleep, fitness (access required)

You may have heard of “sick buildings,” but one organization has designed a specification and certification intended to produce “well buildings,” or buildings intended to improve the health of the people living and working in them. Similar to LEED (Leadership ...

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Business on the go changes the shape of the workspace (access required)

In movies from the 1950s and 1960s, work environments are cookie-cutter: Rows and rows of typewriters, without even any walls separating people, and then offices with windows and closed doors for executives. But as work has gotten more flexible and ...

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As office space opens, tenants fill it (access required)

Office space has increased by leaps and bounds in downtown Boise and in Meridian in 2016. The year saw record office absorption in downtown Boise. There was 453,000 square feet of net absorption, which includes subtracting people moving out from ...

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Want to sell your medical practice? Look beyond the hospital (access required)

The good news: The future is bright for physician practices if they know how to structure their business operations and have a vision for participating in new payment methodologies. The bad news: Many physicians are simply giving up under the ...

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Single-specialty ambulatory surgery centers are on the rise (access required)

While people tend to think of hospitals for treating sick people, especially those who require surgery, some common conditions are increasingly being treated in outpatient centers specializing in a particular area of the body. An example of such a center ...

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Hospitals hard at work on renovations, expansions (access required)

A survey earlier this year on hospital construction indicated that Idaho is on track with the rest of the nation when it comes to trends in this area. These include more emphasis on patient satisfaction, as well as moving from ...

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Do No Harm: Adaptive reuse in healthcare construction

Buildings that are designed and built well can be valuable long after their original intended use is over. More than just a collection of wood, stone, steel and glass, a good building has an intention of exceeding a basic utilitarian ...

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