We were delighted to read an AECOM news release regarding its application of Building Information Modelling (BIM) – and CodeBook in particular – to a major US Army hospital project, the Martin Army Community Hospital project for the US Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah district, in Fort Benning, Georgia.
Under the design-build contract with Turner Construction, AECOM — in a joint venture partnership with RLF — is using a BIM approach, along with Autodesk’s Revit Architecture, to design a 744,000-square-foot, 72-inpatient-room hospital and clinic that will replace the existing facility.
Using Codebook, which links with Revit, AECOM was able to extract data and generate reports from components throughout the hospital and clinic BIM models. The reports generated by the process tell the client the appropriate equipment that needs to be ordered for each hospital room.
“This is the first healthcare project in which we are using Codebook to provide a methodical solution and deliverable,” said Luis Posada, senior medical planner for AECOM’s Design Planning practice, North America. “Revit Architecture, in tandem with this software platform, has also allowed us to use information from BIM to weed out any discrepancies between the model and what is required in each room.”
The team was also able to see the differences between programming requirements and what has actually been modelled.
In November 2010, we announced that our US distributor, CDV Systems, was working with AECOM to integrate BIM Lifecycle Management solutions into AECOM’s overall BIM initiative/strategy, providing firm-wide Revit and codeBook implementation and training.