Capita Percy Thomas
This strategic redevelopment project will see the
upgrade of St. Helens, Whiston, and Newton hospitals in the United Kingdom over the next five
years. The project will provide 164 additional
beds, three additional operating theaters, 15
extra consulting rooms, further endoscopy suites,
and improved parking facilities.
The St Helens site will become the main center for
outpatients, day case surgery, and treatment, and
Whiston Hospital, with over 880 inpatient beds,
will be the main centre for emergency and more
complex care. The new Newton Community Hospital will provide improved and expanded services for the local population.
Like most projects of significant scope, one of the
main challenges of this redevelopment was that of
managing the data produced to procure the proj-
ect. Capita Percy Thomas offices throughout the
country were involved in producing the design
and production information for this project, and a
variety of disciplines were involved. As a result,
the firm needed to employ a managed environ-
ment to efficiently handle file distribution.
The firm was well aware that effective
communication of high-quality production information between designers, manufacturers/fabri-cators, and constructors is essential to the satisfactory realization of construction projects. Improvements in the quality of production information
reduce the cost of the development of that information and the incidence of
site quality problems, and lead
to significant savings in the cost
of construction work.
Using ProjectWise, Capita
Percy Thomas controlled document flow efficiently and automated document management,
from production through stor-
age, distribution, reuse, and archiving. The firm
managed all types of AEC project content including DGN, DWG, Microsoft Office documents,
DWF, and Adobe PDF files.
The managed environment was rolled out across
multiple offices and disciplines. Though the project is still ongoing, the firm estimates that, to date,
its time-savings from the use of ProjectWise are
about 20 percent. ;