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[VIDEO] Delivering the Karolinska Solna Hospital with BIM

The New Karolinska Solna Hospital in Sweden will become a cutting edge healthcare facility upon its completion – thanks in no small part to the impact of BIM.

Located in Stockholm, the $1.6 billion development will consist of 8,000 rooms including 36 operating theatres, eight radiation units, 168 examination rooms, a research lab and many classrooms at the facility that will be able to treat approximately 1,800 patients each day.

BIM has been part of the process every step of the way, with architects, contractors, mechanical and electrical engineers and facade consultants all sharing graphical and non-graphical data in a common data environment that is hosted on a central server.

Graphical model files were exchanged between design team members, allowing the hospital design to be tested virtually, which saved many hours of potential rework.

On site, the benefits are being keenly felt with everybody part of the team having the ability to access the hospital model via tablet devices.

To see more, check out the video above – supplied by www.theb1m.com.

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