Aconex keeps a hospital project healthy with BIM collaboration

Project name: SHBC Al Farwaniya Hospital Expansion | Industry: Health & EducationProject size: US$928 million | Location: Kuwait City, Kuwait

The Al Farwaniya Hospital expansion project will include a new state-of-the-art hospital, an outpatient clinic for dermatology and physical therapy, a dental treatment and teaching facility, a services building, and a multi-story car park. To alleviate the heating effect of a desert climate on large expanses of exposed glass, the project will make use of innovative solar-mitigation screens. A distinctive, curvilinear building design will make the most of open views, enhancing the experience of patients, staff and hospital visitors.

Challenges

  • Alternative delivery model – design, build, quip, furnish, operate, and maintain.
  • Project team of more than 20 different organizations and over 500 individuals.
  • Requirement for project-wide collaboration around BIM.
  • Delays in approval and inspection processes prolonging handover.

Solutions

  • Easy search and retrieval of project information whenever and wherever needed.
  • Automatic distribution of updates to transmittals and design documents, with version control to ensure accuracy.
  • Drag-and-drop workflows to keep review processes on track.
  • Project-wide visibility to monitor performance across organizations and help minimize delays.

Results

  • Improved productivity across the design and construction teams with Aconex Connected BIM.
  • Streamlined design reviews, with early clash detection and resolution.
  • Linkage of objects in multidimensional models with relevant documents, communications and workflows for handover.
  • Accelerated inspection processes with Aconex Field.
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