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Profit with BIM? Digital Hospital Planning

Planning for Healthcare: Health Care Facilities Breakout Sessions. A series of talks at the interface between medicine and architecture as part of the postgraduate master's programme of MedUniVienna and Vienna University of Technology.

[Translate to English:] Gewinn mit BIM

The postgraduate Master's programme in Health Care Facilities (HCF), a joint project of the Vienna University of Technology and MedUni Vienna, will start in autumn 2023. This programme, which is unique in Europe, is aimed at students with a background in medicine, architecture, management, information technology, spatial planning or nursing. In the run-up to this, a series of interdisciplinary discussions on current challenges, the "HCF Breakout Sessions", will take place in the winter semester 2022/23.

Health Care Facilities Breakout Sessions: "Profit with BIM? Digital Hospital Planning"
Wednesday, 25.01.2023, 16:00 – 17:30, opens an external URL in a new window

The term "health care facilities" refers to the infrastructure that the health care system needs to provide its services. This includes in particular hospitals and care facilities, as well as generally all facilities for diagnosis, therapy and prophylaxis, which ideally result in a powerful, efficient and resilient holistic system. The planning of these infrastructures is currently facing major challenges, which the HCF Breakout Sessions are addressing. They are called "Break Out Sessions" because they appeal to an audience from many disciplines who wants to cross interdisciplinary boundaries for an hour and a half.

The fourth breakout session is dedicated to the topic of "Building Information Modelling", or short - BIM. BIM promises to map all relevant information about the construction and operation of a building in a common model that different stakeholders - from the planning architects to the specialist planners to the facility managers - can access. This should facilitate cooperation and avoid mistakes. However, the complexity of hospital construction pushes even the best BIM systems to their limits. In the end, is there perhaps no benefit from BIM at all? Richard Klinger, Sonja Paar-Tschuppik and Marion Faes from Architects Collective and Josef Newertal from the Vienna Health Association will discuss this question in the fourth breakout session.

Planned topics:

  • Geriatric care. Being ill at old age                       March 2023


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