The University of Texas Medical Branch is building two new hospitals (257,000 and one million sq. ft., respectively), both of which will be completed in 2015. The owner defined data necessary for the hospitals to be Joint Commission Environment of Care (EOC) survey ready on Day One, as well as data needed to ensure a smooth transition from construction to operations and maintenance. The data was defined during design, standardized during construction, and used during commissioning. This formed the basis of our building information management (BIM) system.
This session will enable attendees to:
List requirements for new hospitals to be survey ready on Day One in relation to the EOC standards of The Joint Commission.
Identify requirements for a smooth transition from new hospital construction to operations and maintenance.
Assess the use of BIM for a new construction project as it relates to owner requirements for operations, maintenance, and regulatory compliance.
Describe the benefits of BIM as a Lean construction tool.
SASHE, CHFM, CHC, CHSP, CHEP,
Director of Facilities Engeneering,
Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX