An exciting BIM project in Australia at the moment is the new Royal Adelaide Hospital (Known as the nRAH).
When finished it'll be Australias most advanced hospital and the single largest infrastructure project in the States history. The $1.85billion state of the art facility will be delivered as a Public Private Partnership under the State Governments SA Partnership Model. SA Health Partnership Consortium comprising Hansen Yuncken, Leighton Contractors and Spotless will undertake the financing, design, construction and operation of the nonclinical services of the hospital for 35 years. The Hansen Yuncken and Leighton Contractor Joint Venture (HYLC) will be responsible for the Design and Construction aspect of this significant project.
This landmark project is set to create a benchmark within Lehr Consultants International sector.
Hi-technology collaborative design solutions such as Building Information Modeling are being used throughout the project.
The design and consultant team is made up of Silver Thomas Hanley and DesignInc (joint venture architects as sthDI), Walbridge and Gilbert , KBR, Bestec and Lehr Consultants International
each of which is using Autodesk Revit software.
standard is being applied to the digital components within the facility, as a means of ensuring that quality, robust, data-rich content is optimally utilised.
Standards such as the ANZRS are especially important on large projects such as this where are huge number of people and products are involved.
They are also looking at using BIM for the building's full life cycle, this includes; design analysis, environmental studies, design-to-fabrication workflows, construction planning and coordination, field-BIM, model tracking and deliveries and long term Facility Management of the building.
It is going to be exciting to watch this ground breaking project unfold.