A children’s hospital extension project using Building Information Modelling has made the news in the US.
KSAT News gave a beginner’s guide to BIM as their reporter Jessie Degollado visited the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio, Texas.
The hospital is currently undergoing a $135 million expansion which will see the construction of a further two patient floors and a 30,000-square-foot emergency room.
Bartlett Cocke are the project’s general contractor and their BIM Manager Luis Berumen explained what BIM was used on in the project. He said:
“We’re actually detailing out every aspect of the building. The architecture, the structure, the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection and dry wall trades are in the model.”
Laser scanning was used to map out existing parts of the building that need to be adapted because as the building is so old, original plans that could possibly have been reference have been lost.
CEO of Christus Santa Rosa Health System, Pat Carrier praised BIM’s impact on the project.
“It really gives us a sense of confidence that this is being done correctly. It’s helped us stay on time and budget with our construction project.”
View KSAT News’ report above.