BIM “buzz” created by Ng Teng Fong General Hospital in Singapore

Credit: Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
Credit: Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

Behemoth of South Korea‘s AEC industry GS Engineering & Construction have completed their largest ever project in Singapore, which in-turn is also the biggest single hospital construction project in Singapore’s history.

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital in Jurong is a three-ward, 1,100-bed, 16 storey healthcare facility encompassing 237,000sqm. GS E&C collaborated with US architects HOK and Australia‘s studio505 on the development which boasts a fan-shaped floor plan. The layout ensures that every single patient has their own window, a unique, standout feature.

The Korea Herald reports that despite BIM’s utilisation, the project was sadly delayed due to “a lack of skilled construction personnel and problems with the supply of construction materials”. It just goes to show that even with BIM implemented, if the project does not have the sufficient team members with the expected know-how, deadlines can be missed.

GS E&C held an opening ceremony on Saturday (October 10th, 2015) and their CEO Lim Byung-yong and Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong were in attendance.

GS E&C’s Chief Executive Director Park Kwang-ho commented: “All of GS E&C’s technology and know-how are used for the hospital representing Singapore. We hope to build further trust with the Singapore government as a business partner. GS E&C will work hard to strengthen the Singaporean government’s faith in us.”

In addition to boosting GS E&C’s fortunes with the Singaporean Government, the hospital has also led to environmentally friendly status. The build has been bestowed the GreenMark Platinum Award, the highest rating possible for green buildings.

Click here to read the full details of the complete hospital complex.

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