BIM-based engineering of hybrid operating theatre
- Client Spaarne Gasthuis
- Location Haarlem
- Status In Progress
Virtual construction: all potential conflicts clearly identified in advance Strukton Worksphere decided to use BIM to engineer a hybrid operating theatre for the Spaarne Gasthuis hospital in Haarlem. This method of working clearly identifies the potential areas of conflict in the design before actual implementation. This is a smart way of working in an ageing building with limited as-built renovation documentation. This gives a grip on construction costs and planning at an early stage.
Virtual construction means being 100% certain that what has been designed can indeed be implemented.
The plan for the hybrid operating theatre, where conventional operating practices converge with imaging x-ray technology, requires high precision in part due to the medical equipment. If discrepancies only become evident during construction, this can result in considerable additional costs and delays.
All in all the 3D design and estimates resulted in a detailed implementation design with a totally realistic cost. The openness and transparency associated with this approach were a reason for the customer to consider using this method of working for subsequent large-scale renovation and new development projects as well.
For the Spaarne Gasthuis hospital this not only applies to Strukton Worksphere as coordinating engineer, but also to the suppliers of, for example, the steel structure, light hangers, plenum and the medical equipment. This way virtual building is becoming the new normal: an unstoppable, sector-wide development resulting in increasingly more efficient designs and planning.