The $240 million Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, Fla., will integrate
outpatient and inpatient services to ensure that children have continuity
in healthcare. Design of the facility involved coordination of programmatic
elements, building systems, security, and structural components. The
healthcare governing body was particularly concerned about separating
mechanical systems for inpatient and outpatient areas.
Stanley Beaman & Sears used Bentley Architecture to optimize the design
for temperature regulation, daylighting, and energy conservation. Building
information modeling (BIM) was used to perform energy calculations for LEED
Gold certification. BIM also integrated mechanical and architectural models to
facilitate review by the governing body.
Virtual 3D Building Construction
Takenaka Corporation constructed a 7,000-square-meter office building with
one basement level and 10 floors above ground using the underground structural
frame of an existing building in Tokyo, Japan. Using building information modeling
(BIM) for design and construction simulation, the project team completed virtual
construction of the building prior to commencing actual construction.
Takenaka used Bentley BIM solutions to adjust and confirm alignment of the
existing underground structural frame with the structural frame of the new
building. BIM tools reduced design hours by 10 percent, improved construction
efficiency, and reduced the number of construction workers by 15 percent.
Construction time was reduced from the typical 14.5 months to 13 months.