Biomedical and hospital construction projects are among the most challenging and complex in the construction industry. While these are arguably the most important types of projects to society at a whole, they have been at the highest risk of any project type to encounter major, unforeseen problems
Due to their complex nature such as the intricate MEP systems, one issue or clash going untreated for too long can plague an entire project lifecycle and throw off budgets, timelines and revenue. Ever-changing standards and codes, the speed at which the medical industry advances, and the finite details of these unique spaces make the execution of these types of projects almost as impressive as the cures and discoveries that are found within their walls.
Constructing an entirely new project already possesses a unique set of challenges. But when renovating hospitals, science labs and biomedical facilities, they often require many units and sections of the facilities to remain functional throughout the process. Because of this, a new layer of complexity and obstacles is added while updating systems like a facility’s air or water exchange systems, constructing an additional section, or remodelling an existing wing. These types of projects demand extraordinary flexibility, innovation and collaboration across teams – general contractors, hospital staff and building owners.
The need for science, healthcare and hospitals is at an all-time high as a result of Covid-19. To meet the critical demand, the healthcare construction sector stepped up and delivered testing labs, well-equipped treatment centres, quarantine rooms and freshly built hospitals in nearly every community around the world – even with construction teams facing bottlenecks, supply shortages and unpredictable delivery schedules. The remedy? BIM.
Teams plagued with disconnected communication
Building Information Modelling in healthcare and medical science projects is a cure to disjointed teams and overall poor communication. By leveraging BIM, teams can strengthen collaboration between various stakeholders – from contractors, architects, fabricators, designers, modellers and owners.
Whether creating fresh sections in hospitals to manage increased patient influx or sophisticated MEP systems for a bio-tech lab, information-rich and real-time integrated BIM models streamline construction, design and approval operations. BIM maximises value and reduces waste during construction’s all phases for healthcare projects.
According to Rhys Lewis, EMEA director at Revizto: “Revizto’s Integrated Collaboration Platform immensely helped asset owners and medical construction projects to take full advantage of what BIM and all things digital have to offer.”
Far too often, projects deliver information that is inaccessible, inaccurate and outdated, making it usable for asset owners. He believes that awareness and integration of different solutions with operational systems in the CAFM space need to improve. As we evolve post-pandemic, communities around the globe appreciate the importance of medical facilities more than ever, which is displayed by the drastic increase in demand for these facilities.
“Revizto allows hospital owners to effectively digitise existing assets to elevate the overall operational efficiency. From my experience of speaking to owners operating in the healthcare space, a key challenge for them has always been around leveraging operational data put together during the design process,” Lewis said.
The ability to implement BIM technology for medical facilities construction is a triumphant solution for AECO experts, assisting project managers in constructing customised infrastructure, reduce the risk of errors and achieve estimation accuracy. Over 60% of hospital construction companies who have adopted BIM have completed the projects ahead of schedule and under budget. Teams equipped with best tools to provide the best result win the bid. Vendors need strong partners and toolsets to stay competitive and digital solutions like ICP’s are regularly ranked by architects as one of the best methods for maximising ROI.
A one-all cure-all for the AEC industry
Enhanced collaboration and a refined integrated design workflow between project stakeholders make Revizto a powerful tool for architects, engineers, constructors and owners in successfully completing healthcare and medical construction projects of all complexities.
Revizto is an all-in-one tool for AECO professionals. When all the necessary tools required to complete a project are located in one place, the possibility of errors is reduced significantly, increasing efficiency during the project’s entire lifespan. By fulfilling the role of the facilitator, Revizto helps construction teams stay focused on their main deliverables.
“We’re on a really exciting journey which leads into completely transforming how the construction industry communicates and tracks issues on a project. Our proactive approach is helping more companies take BIM to the next level while also delivering Revizto’s ambitious plan for growth,” Lewis said.
Here are some of the top benefits teams saw by leveraging Integrated Collaboration Platforms during Covid-19:
- Save time. No need to switch between tools. Centralise design intent, drawings, models and data into a single platform for digital collaboration, undisputed insight and shared understanding.
- Empower all team members. No special technical skill is required to easily access, explore, communicate and contribute to the project.
- Provide real-time feedback. Manage markups and issues. Understand your team’s project status through completion.
- Keep trades in sync and on task. Monitor progress in the field and access project data from anywhere via a computer or tablet.
- Simplify data flow. Improve how data is presented. Streamline the communication of models, drawings and data to all team members.
Stay tuned for Revizto’s white paper highlighting real hospital and medical projects that leveraged BIM to improve communication and project delivery during Covid-19. Sign-up to the Revizto Reporter for more.
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