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Implementing BIM 360 Ops for Arkansas Children's Northwest Hospital—An Open Book

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    In August 2015, Arkansas Children's, Inc., announced plans to build a freestanding children's hospital in Springdale, Arkansas, to advance pediatric health care in the region and provide care close to home for the more than 200,000 children. The new building-Arkansas Children's Northwest-will include 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 will let critical maintenance processes be in place prior to 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, and the beginning of operations.

    Key Learnings

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