Redefining Hospital Buildings with latest emerging Technologies

Hospital Buildings has evolved a lot in last 25 years. Timely delivery of Projects has become a key factor though typically hospitals are taking 3-5 years in completion. In these time, various new developments has happened in construction industry including,

  • Building Maintenance System (BMS)
  • Recycling of Water in WTP
  • Flooring Selection from Hygienic Point of View
  • Washroom Flooring with Artistic thoughts
  • Operation Theatre with Conductive Flooring
  • Hardware with copper fittings
  • Glass Technology

 

Above are few of the latest technologies which has changed the hospital buildings built in past.

 

Mr. Rajendra Vats, chief Projects, C K Birla Group has highlighted various safety concerns related to patients during 2nd Annual India Hospital Design and Build Summit 2019 at Le Meridien, Gurugram including

  1. Positive/Negative Pressures for managing better air circulation for infection control
  2. Water Usage for Domestic and Drinking Purpose
  3. Fire Safety with usage of Sprinkler, Smoke Extretation, Pressurisation, Hydrant, Mechanical Systems)

 

He shared that external power supply through shafts should be supplied to these systems and which can further be backed up with UPS on external surfaces which can be useful in case of emergency.

 

Integration of BIM was discussed in same panel which seems obvious future to the panelists. Manomav was started in 2012 with BIM Services. We have already served various projects ranging from INR 10 Crore wroth to INR 300 Crore worth when it comes to successful implementation of Building Information Technology.

 

We have interesting observation when it comes to BIM Implementation. Abhinav Bhardwaj, Director – Manomav Engineers believes that any construction is design at GFC level by Architects which is further detailed at Shop Drawings level by Contractors. In current implementation plan, architects & consultants are getting ready to adopt BIM however the ecosystem is incomplete without implementing it with contractors at Shop Drawing level where Manomav can play a vital role. Manomav has incorporating BIM in its Project Management Services for building better control on Project Monitoring during execution.

Construction Project Management in India

Construction Project Management is a professional service that use specialized project management techniques to oversee the planning, design and construction of a project, from its beginning to its end. The purpose of Construction Management is to control a project’s time, cost and quality. Abhinav Bhardwaj Co-founder to Manomav Engineers was invited as a Guest Speaker at Ashray Design and Consulting Private Limited (ADCPL) Architect’s Office to speak on the benefits of construction management and how architects can play role in Project Management on 5th May 2018. Session started at 3 PM and continued till 5 PM.

It started with a brief introduction of all 20+ members present in the room including L. A. Murthy (Principal Architect – ADCPL). Interactive session was started by listing down the perspective of audience towards construction management. Understanding of audience was developed for futuristic conditions of construction industry in 2030. Abhinav Bhardwaj, co-founder of Manomav is currently working on Growth of Organization and running a FREE course on Construction Management for bridging gap between academics and industry.

 

Abhinav shared that any construction project scope is divided in three different Packages – a) Structural, b) Architectural & c) Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing (MEP). The scope of works goes through five stages  which includes

  • Plan Approvals
  • Design
  • Procurement
  • Construction
  • Handover)

 

These stages and scope of works are used to map various organization and their roles in construction industry. Further different knowledge areas and current construction industry’s technical roles are mapped which includes Quantity Surveyor, Contractors Manager, Billing Engineer, Project Manager, Site Supervisor, Admin Incharge and more.

 

PMBOK is one of the leading guide of Project Management which defines it as combination of various processes in different knowledge areas. Abhinav shared that with his team of Manomav, they are building Project Management Consultancy which is focusing on implementation of these processes on any Construction Project. The session is narrowed down with expectation of Customers which focused specially on maximizing Quality while maintaining balance on Time, Cost and Scope of Works. This theory is known as Triple Constraint or Iron Triangle or Project Management Triangle.

 

Towards end of Session, Abhinav highlighted the importance of Architect and their sensitivity towards highlighted issues. He explained that Architects are not responsible for managing day-to-day activities of Projects. Howeverthey should seek following three major requirements on quarterly basis from Site Team which will be helpful for them which will help in issuing coordinated deliverable:

  • Revised Schedule of Projects
  • Work Break Down Structure of Site Works
  • Discuss the Revised Budget as Projects get detailed

Quick Questions were taken from Audience over which detailed Answers were discussed which sharing the importance of PMBOK process groups and knowledge areas. Upon Request from Audience, Live Example of Project is taken and projects documents were shared which are useful for doing complete project management.

At last the initially documented understanding of Project Management of Audience is mapped against the structured approach of Project Management. It helped in identified the basic responsibilities of Project Management Company and additional responsibilities which comes as Construction Management Company in India.