Laboratorios Catedral

Design and construction of a pharmaceutical plant for Laboratorios Catedral in Asunción, Paraguay



Project date:

February 2015

Significant project data:

Area designed: 1,500 m2
Level of BIM development: LOD 400
Client: Scavone Hnos, S.A. Laboratorios Catedral

Purpose of BIM use:

In this project the ultimate aim of developing the BIM model was its use in the execution of the works and its associated installations.

In the first phase of the Project the BIM model was used to propose the zones in line with the specifications and needs of the client after the modelling of structures and architecture, which included pharmaceutical panels.

The main uses of the model were: visualisations and images, coordination of the different disciplines (architecture, structures and installation), measurements and detection of interference between them.

The different installations were also coordinated: HVAC, lighting, force, control, industrial vapour, drinking water, drains, nitrogen, compressed air, oxygen and pure steam.

The different tasks of the scheduled planning of the works were linked, such that a simulation of the construction phases was obtained (4D).

Description of the success achieved:

The use of BIM allowed us to improve the planning of the works and the analysis of collisions, increasing the quality of the design such that in the work phase the modifications were reduced to a minimum with respect to the original design on detecting the conflicts in the project phase.


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.