The design of healthcare projects is complex and presents a number of difficulties related to requirements management, e.g. conflicting requirements by stakeholders and changes of requirements over time. Building Information Modelling (BIM) has been proposed as a means to alleviate some of these difficulties. Within the healthcare design context, BIM provides means to better support requirements’ modelling, which impacts their management and assessment. The aim of this paper is to discuss how BIM can be used to support the adoption of automation within the design assessment of the healthcare built environment. This paper reports the initial results of an investigation that explores how automation impacts requirements management and the design compliance process during the design phase of a healthcare redevelopment project. The research approach adopted was the design science and illustrates through the analysis of an empirical study, which was conducted in the design stage of a Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) development in the UK. The main results identify opportunities for improving the use of automation and highlights limitations of current methods and tools. The use of BIM and automation in healthcare design depends not only on the tools used to perform these tasks but also on how requirements are captured and stored, and how the healthcare processes are developed.
|Title of host publication||CIB World Building Congress 2019|
|Subtitle of host publication||Constructing Smart Cities|
|Place of Publication||Hong Kong|
|Publisher||International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Jun 2019|
|Event||CIB World Building Congress 2019: Constructing Smart Cities - The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China|
Duration: 17 Jun 2019 → 21 Jun 2019
|Conference||CIB World Building Congress 2019|
|Period||17/06/19 → 21/06/19|
Soliman Junior, J., Baldauf, J. P., Tzortzopoulos, P., Formoso, C. T., & Kagioglou, M. (2019). The Role of Building Information Modelling on Assessing Healthcare Design. In CIB World Building Congress 2019: Constructing Smart Cities (pp. 1659-1672). Hong Kong : International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction .