Using BIM and Lean for Modelling Requirements in the Design of Healthcare Projects

Joao Soliman Junior, Juliana Baldauf, Carlos Torres Formoso, Patricia Tzortzopoulos

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Abstract

Healthcare facilities are well known for their complexity. Frequent changes in healthcare processes, as well as the introduction of new technologies, demand changes in the internal layout and in the performance of buildings. Moreover, there are several stakeholders involved, with distinct and sometimes conflicting requirements, including medical staff, patients, visitors, cleaning and maintenance teams, among others. Some of those requirements have been translated into a complex set of norms and regulations. This paper reports the initial results of an ongoing investigation that has explored opportunities for improving value generation in the design and installation of healthcare facilities by using BIM and Lean concepts. The aim of this study is to understand how user requirements can be modelled to support decision making in the design process. Modelling requirements involves several steps: identification, structuring, establishing priorities, translating and representing in a BIM model. It depends not only on the individual user requirements but also on how some critical healthcare processes have been defined. The main contributions of this paper are concerned with the definition of how different types of requirements can be modelled to support the assessment of the healthcare building designs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication26th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
Subtitle of host publicationEvolving Lean Construction Towards Mature Production Management Across Cultures and Frontiers
EditorsVicente A. Gonzalez
Place of PublicationChennai
Pages571-581
Number of pages11
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)9789380689296
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jul 2018
Event26th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction: Evolving Lean Construction - Towards Mature Production Across Cultures and Frontiers - Chennai, India
Duration: 16 Jul 201822 Jul 2018
Conference number: 26
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Conference

Conference26th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
Abbreviated titleIGLC 2018
CountryIndia
CityChennai
Period16/07/1822/07/18
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Soliman Junior, J., Baldauf, J., Formoso, C. T., & Tzortzopoulos, P. (2018). Using BIM and Lean for Modelling Requirements in the Design of Healthcare Projects. In V. A. Gonzalez (Ed.), 26th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction: Evolving Lean Construction Towards Mature Production Management Across Cultures and Frontiers (Vol. 1, pp. 571-581). Chennai. https://doi.org/10.24928/2018/0455