al jahra hospital


David I. García

Baboonlab model in bim the al jahra hospital

bim in arquitecture and engineering

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The creation of Al Jahra Hospital in Kuwait state is one of the most ambitious BIM projects ever undertaken. The technical complexity and scope of the project required a system that would impeccably coordinate all the processes and people involved. In order to organize all the multidisciplinary teams, and to unify the way of working with BIM, a BIM Execution Plan was developed.

BaboonLab was responsible for the MEP modeling of the most important hospital stays, such as emergency rooms, consultations, operating rooms and other facilities..

One of the most frequent problems found during the process was that the dimensions of the ducts were sometimes larger than the steps of the installations, a problem that was detected thanks to BIM and could be modified before starting the installation.

In the architecture section, BaboonLab was responsible for the complete realization of the envelope of the hospital complex. This was solved by the realization of parametric families, which were adjusted to the different facade curves of the building, and where all the building elements of these GRC pieces were integrated.

Initially, a LOD: 200 model was started, and in the course of the project a LOD: 300 was added, providing more constructive details and more precise measurements. Sometimes it was necessary to modify aspects such as façade, distributions or other technical elements, which implied a redesign of the project in phase already advanced.

The BIM methodology served to bring together different teams from different countries and cultures. Professionals from the United States, Spain, Mexico and Kuwait worked in the project and thanks to BIM, all the actors could be coordinated in a single language.

building design

Al Jahra Hospital, currently under construction, covers an area of ​​700,000 m2, has 1,171 beds and is organized around a central atrium of five floors. In this building are the main services of treatment and diagnosis. The volumes attached to the central pillars are 14 stories high, occupy the east side of the atrium and are designed for inpatients.

Corridors and internat service bridges provide horizontal transfer functions and inpatient hospital services, and there are 10 spaces to move vertically in the hospital.

The traffic of pedestrians enters the hospital directly, through the central atrium, facilitating the location. Visitors can access their destinations through a system of escalators, atrium corridors and through three bridges on the lower floors, as well as elevators located in each department.