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A Case Study: Implementing BIM 360 Ops for Arkansas Children's Northwest Hospital

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    In August 2015, Arkansas Children's, Inc., announced plans to build a freestanding children's hospital in Springdale, Arkansas. The new building—Arkansas Children's Northwest—includes 235,000 square feet of inpatient beds, emergency care, diagnostic services, and clinical space. The hospital's Construction and Facilities Team put together a detailed set of data specifications to streamline the handover of the building and jumpstart maintenance and operations. The goal was to have all equipment data populated in the computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) by substantial completion in the fall of 2017. This enabled critical maintenance processes to be in place before completion. To realize that vision, a number of issues had to be addressed to successfully hand over data before the end of the project. This presentation will walk through planning, design, construction, the beginning of operations, and the ongoing preventative maintenance plans.

    Key Learnings

    • Understand how mistakes were made and what was done to correct them
    • Discover insights for dealing with the complexity of the data at various stages of the project lifecycle
    • Discuss processes for gathering and validating data throughout the project lifecycle
    • Learn how to correctly write a data collection spec and properly check the accuracy of the data