Hybrid Operating Rooms: Using BIM to Facilitate Interdisciplinary Coordination

August 14, 2014  |  Brian Adams

One reason hybrid operating room renovations are so challenging is the number of consultants and vendors involved. This week we discuss seven techniques we have found to be effective in bringing a project to market quickly with minimal headaches.

Using Revit to develop documents greatly reduces the potential for information leakage during hand-offs between consultants and vendors. Through the clash detection process, team members work together to resolve any remaining conflicts prior to construction, resolving issues that would have traditionally been addressed in the field. This synchronization effort begins during the A/E design phase and continues through contractor coordination, shop drawings, and construction. Because “a change anywhere is a change everywhere,” discrepancies and cost anomalies can be addressed in real time, minimizing errors and creating better, more predictable project outcomes.

Equipment vendors often excel at 3-d modeling. Using Revit, they can incorporate final fabrication details and convert the model into shop drawings, streamlining the documentation process and saving significant amounts of time.

Revit facilitates above-ceiling engineering coordination, saving significant time in the overall design/construction schedule. By detailing the coordination between the conduit, support structure, mechanical, and lighting systems for the selected equipment, it is possible to expedite shop drawings, coordination, and ultimately the construction and installation.

Tomorrow’s topic:  Infrastructure Impacts

Download our hybrid operating room design guide: Faster Hybrid Operating Room Speed to Market and Fewer Construction Headaches with Seven Proven Techniques

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Brian AdamsFor Brian Adams, solving clients’ problems starts with the ability to listen and to ask the right questions to deliver appropriate solutions. Brian is deeply experienced in practical implementation, recognizing that while each client is unique, all face an evolving healthcare industry that requires providers to do more with less. As a proven leader of numerous complex surgery projects, Brian is constantly seeking innovations that enable clients to lower costs while improving service.

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