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BIM Academy to deliver digital strategy on $1.72bn Canada hospital rebuild

by Sion Geschwindt
BIM Academy to deliver digital strategy on $1.72bn Canada hospital rebuild

A $1.72bn hospital redevelopment project in British Columbia, Canada, has selected BIM Academy to deliver its digital strategy as it seeks to expand care to thousands of people.

Fraser Health Authority is one of five publicly funded health authorities working together with the Ministry of Health in British Columbia and is making a significant investment in health care throughout the region to upgrade its facilities.

BIM Academy was appointed to provide Fraser Health with building information modelling (BIM) consulting services for the New Surrey Hospital and Cancer Centre.

This state-of-the-art hospital and Cancer Centre will provide care for hundreds of thousands of people living and working in the British Columbia community.

The BIM consultancy role consists of developing the information requirements and coordinating and managing the BIM process to inform and guide project designers, the developer and the construction team in the implementation of BIM.

BIM Academy has also specified open data standards to facilitate collaborative working between all parties involved in the project and to provide Fraser Health with robust, structured data aligned to international standards.

As part of this process, a coordinated digital description of every aspect of the hospital is being developed, using a set of appropriate technology where a digital replica of the new hospital will be designed first to allow Fraser Health to see the finished hospital in a virtual format.

BIM Academy will be developing a strategy to support the digital transformation of the whole authority using the New Surrey Hospital and Cancer Centre project to pioneer information management using BIM in line with the international standard ISO 19650.

The project has just entered the procurement phase, with construction of the New Surrey Hospital and Cancer Centre expected to start in summer 2023. The facility is scheduled to be ready for patients in 2027.

Image: The current Surrey Hospital

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