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Kolding Hospital/

Schmidt Hammer Lassen - SHL

The 32.000 m2 extension of the Kolding Hospital includes a ward, an emergency room and a new arrivals building. This includes both renovation of the existing buildings and a new addition. The hospital gained a new identity and an improved and better organized arrivals hall for both patients and visitors. At the same time it maintains and strengthens the clear logical internal flow for the hospitals personnel. This creates a combined system where the buildings and the outdoor areas together form a whole.

The hospital project ”The New Kolding Hospital” was developed as a BIM model in cooperation with Creo Arkitekter, Niras and consulting engineer Balslev.

It was a strategic decision to start the BIM model at the beginning of the design phase. The BIM model became a vital communication tool between the consultants and to facilitate communication with the many user groups during the design phase. The BIM model was used to test and develop the architecture, clarify and test special decisions with the use of quick visualizations which were a valuable contribution to the project’s development and the design manual. On this project there was a special focus on testing and verifying the room program which could be quickly extracted from the BIM model.

Through the project’s phases the BIM model was divided in to multiple architectural and engineering models that were exchanged regularly. All the parties worked from the latest information which made the collaboration and the management of the project more effective. The models were aggregated to for clash detection where the models were tested for inferences between the architectural and the engineering BIM models to ensure the construct ability of the project

From the BIM models a door database was developed. The door database contained all the information required for each individual door. In this project there were more than 1100 doors. All the information was found in one place which gives a better over view of the doors and made the process of developing the door schedule significantly more effective.

The BIM model was built up of objects that were classified and created a relationship to the specifications and tender lists. This meant that the project was transparent for all players: the client, consultants, and the contractor.

The BIM model ensured the collaboration between the two architectural firms and the two engineering firms. The model was always up-to-date and gave an overview of the entire project. This was important when there are so many partners involved.

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