The redevelopment of Barwon Health’s facilities on the Geelong Hospital site in
Geelong, Australia, included an integrated Teaching, Training & Research ( T TR)
center. The site was constrained by existing buildings and infrastructure. Billard
Leece Partnership’s task was to design a 5,400-square-meter, three-story
building that serves both Deakin University Medical School and Barwon Health.
The firm used Bentley Architecture and GEOPAK to assist in major areas of the
design process. Early-stage 3D visualization helped to determine the context-sensitive building form, height, and proportion. The 3D modeling translated
seamlessly into architectural plans, which were easily managed systematically.
Potential clashes between services and structure were immediately identified
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Rotary and Fixed Airwing Facility, Essendon Airport
The $18 million Rotary and Fixed Wing Facility is a 24-hour operational
emergency response complex at Essendon Airfield for use by the Victoria
Police and Ambulance Victoria air services in Melbourne, Australia. The facility
replaced an old Victoria Police Air Wing airfield that had been outgrown. The
new facility includes the apron, hangar, and ancillary structures for mission
control, offices, maintenance, and staff amenities.
For its design work, Billard Leece Partnership used MicroStation, Bentley
Architecture, and GEOPAK Site. The design team saved time and money by
deriving coordinated documents from a single 3D model; received greater staff
buy-in by working in a 3D environment with instant feedback on design ideas;
and clearly communicated the design concepts to its clients.