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Perth Children’s Hospital


Client: John Holland
CAPEX: AUD $1.2 billion
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Project Duration: 2012 - 2015
Key Services: Animation, BIM Consultancy

Projects Details

The Perth’s Children’s Hospital will provide state of the art clinical care for future generations and facilities for paediatric research. It will hold 298 beds and inpatient and outpatient care and ambulatory services. The hospital will provide and house the State’s only paediatric trauma centre and nearly double the number of theatres that presently exist.

PDC scope involved taking the large number of separate models from multiple project consultants created in various software platforms and federate to create a weekly BIM model which was distributed across the relevant project groups. This ensured conformity, avoided duplication and promoted real-time communication.

A key requirement for the project was an accurate and complete BIM model with all appropriate information for use in the management and maintenance of the facility after construction is completed. BIM to FM.
This required a facilities maintenance model that was dimensionally accurate, showing as built conditions as well as all fabrication, construction, installation, testing and commissioning information, with appropriate data to coordinate and cross reference to the facilities management and maintenance systems.

Projects Challenges/Highlights

167 separate models are created in various authoring software platforms and from a number of consultant’s, ranging from design consultants to sub-contractors.

Large number of models from sub-contractors:

  • Architectural Models (25)
  • Structural Models (9)
  • MEP Models (38)
  • Landscape Models (1)
  • Civil Models (1)
  • Sub-Contractor Models (93)

PDC take the models and federate to create a weekly BIM Model

  • PDC create from the federated model, 16 specific reporting models.
  • These models are distributed to 400+ people, with 1400+ design, construction and coordination views weekly

Uses of the federated BIM model include Visualisation, Coordination; Clash Detection, Costing, Scheduling of Works, Design Management, Design/Brief Validation, Data Mining, Facilities Management, FF&E Management, Set Out (Trimble), Records Management and 3D, 4D, 5D & 6D.