28 September 2023
Healthcare building projects are different from other projects due to the critical nature of the services provided in these facilities. BIM (Building Information Modeling) can help cater to the unique demands of healthcare construction projects.
For one, healthcare facilities require complex and precise coordination of various building systems, such as mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and medical equipment.
With BIM, these systems can be integrated and coordinated in a virtual environment, reducing conflicts and delays during the actual construction process. Here's a deeper dive into the potential of BIM for healthcare construction.
The building codes and requirements of a healthcare facility can differ based on local regulations and the type of facility. But here are a few common specifications construction managers should keep in mind:
To understand the full scope of BIM, you first need to know what it is. In the simplest words, BIM is the creation and management of the digital representations of a building or structure.
For example, if you're building a hospital, BIM can create a virtual model of the entire building, from the walls and floors to the HVAC and lighting systems.
BIM software integrates data from various sources, creating a comprehensive digital representation of the entire building. With this information, the stakeholders can:
With the integration of the Atom™ headset, XYZ takes the BIM construction process one step further. The Atom is a high-tech construction helmet that enables teams to visualize their BIM model as a holographic image over their construction site. Users can identify issues and fix clashes onsite before the construction teams roll in.
Let's take a look at a few specific use cases of BIM in construction in the healthcare industry.
A ''clash'' usually describes a situation in which two or more building elements overlap or interfere with each other. For example, if the design has a plumbing pipe that runs through an electrical conduit, that would be considered a clash.
Clashes can be one of three types:
BIM lets you easily detect and resolve any potential clashes before construction begins. Using XYZ’s Atom to see a virtual overlay of your 3D model of the entire building will help you identify overlaps and clashes so you can make adjustments onsite in real-time.
It's one thing to draw out the building plan on paper and another to see a 3D model. It’s even better to see a 3D model to scale over your construction site.
Visualization before the building is up and running can do wonders for your construction pipeline. For example, you can identify and fix design flaws before structures are even built, eliminating rework. With the Atom, teams can make these adjustments onsite as the need arises.
You can also use BIM to show clients what the building will look like before the construction phase begins. Investors and clients will definitely value this clarity.
XYZ Platform lets you visualize your construction plans, check them, and manage issues. Our technology makes it easy for stakeholders to see what needs to be done and when. The best part is how it bridges the gap between the construction site and your office. It does so by synching inspection data into the XYZ Platform right from the field.
When building specialized structures, such as hospitals or pharmaceutical labs, precision is key. You can combine BIM with augmented reality to bring this precision to your onsite operations.
XYZ's Atom headset enables you to visualize your BIM models in the real world, overlaid on the construction site. Some of its features include:
The Atom's world-class optical displays mean you'll have an excellent viewing experience. Plus, it has ultrafast 1TB storage to keep your BIM models at hand even when you're offline.
Apart from precision, healthcare construction projects require special care and attention to detail. What better way than a BIM system integrated with augmented reality and an industry leading project controls solution to improve the efficiency of your healthcare construction projects?
XYZ Reality has a full-suite solution for your healthcare construction needs, combining the power of BIM with the functionality of state-of-the-art augmented reality technology. Book a demo to see how it can help you.