Expansion of Førde Central Hospital

Expansion of Førde Central Hospital



Project Date:

FEBRUARY 2015 – ongoing

Project summary:

Location: Førde, Norway
Client: Førde Sentral Sykehus
Construction: 20016 – 2017
Area: 2,700 m2
Budget: NOK 110.000.000 (€13,000,000)
Energy consumption: PassivHus
Architects/energy: Mestres Wåge Arquitectes SLP / Nordplan AS
MWA: M.Mestres
NP: A.Wåge, T.Haugseth, R.Nordvik
Project: Manager Norconsult AS
Installations: Norconsult AS
Structure: Ivest Consult AS
Fire safety: Norconsult AS
General contractor: Skanska AS
BIM level of development: objective LOD 500 (we are currently at LOD 300)

Purpose of using BIM:

In this project, the aim of developing the BIM model was architectural and programme control, as it is a very effective tool for the continuous changes that a hospital building goes through, commissioned by its owners.

In the first stage of the Project it was used to obtain displays and images that helped to convey the proposed idea in the bidding stage. Software was used to define the functional programme and inventory: dRofus.

This model was subsequently used to coordinate the various disciplines (architecture, structures and installations) and detect any interference between them, as well as to define LOD400.

In the project the use of a BIM kiosk is planned, in which workers will have access to the IFC model (with prior training). Construction plans are not eliminated but paper is. We work with tablets.

Success achieved:

Using BIM saved a significant amount of time in the bid preparation stage. Once the work had begun, analysis of collisions improved design quality such that, in the construction stage, changes to the original design plan were minimised.


About bim

BIM (Building Information Modeling) es una metodología de trabajo colaborativa para la gestión de proyectos de edificación u obra civil a través de una maqueta digital. Esta maqueta digital conforma una gran base de datos que permite gestionar los elementos que forman parte de la infraestructura durante todo el ciclo de vida de la misma.