1960-1969

  • In 1965, the firm develops the first low-temperature reheat induction system for patient rooms at Harbor Hospital Center. Henry Adams is nationally recognized for the development, which is implemented extensively throughout the world in the 1960’s and 1970’s.

  • Henry Adams enters a third decade of major healthcare design completing Mercy Hospital in 1964, the Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) in 1965, the North Hospital Building for what is now UMMC in 1966, and has the Shock Trauma Center “on the boards.” The firm also completes several buildings for the new Social Security Administration in Woodlawn, MD.

  • The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) is formed in 1963 from the merger of AIEE (founded as the American Institute of Electrical Engineers in 1884) and IRE (founded as the Institute of Radio Engineers in 1912). Also in 1963 the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) issues its first format for construction specifications with 16 divisions.  The system is slowly adopted by the industry and provides for uniform construction documents that improve coordination and estimating.