BIM breakthrough in Switzerland courtesy of Bouygues hospital development

 Artist's impression of LimmiViva Hospital. Credit: Sightline Group
Credit: Sightline Group

One of the first projects in Switzerland where Building Information Modelling will be used in a collaborative manner between architects, civil engineers and HVAC and plumbing specialists will “advance Swiss use of BIM” according to a new online article.

Losinger Marazzi, the Swiss subdivision of Bouygues Construction, will build the £127 million LimmiViva hospital complex in Schlieren, near Zurich in a ground-breaking project that is one of only a few notable Swiss examples of true collaboration between all project partners in regards to the use of BIM. Sightline Group‘s website states that Autodesk‘s Navisworks and Revit software will be utilised.

The eight storey, 50,000m² building will see Losinger team with Architects BFB Architekten and Brunet Saunier Architecture to create the 200-bed healthcare facility for the Spitalverband Limmattal hospital group.

According to an official press release, 300 people will work on-site at peak periods, with the project concluding in 2018.

“This contract illustrates our development in the healthcare sector in Switzerland, where investments of some €20 billion are expected over the next 15 years,” said Bouygues Enterprises FranceEurope CEO Pascal Minault. “Losinger Marazzi is benefiting from the expertise of the Bouygues Construction Group, which has completed dozens of hospital projects in recent years in France, the United Kingdom, Canada and other countries.”

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