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.

Work Packages for developing Construction Schedule

“A day saved in a project is cost saved of engaged daily overheads on project.”

Scheduling

Scheduling is the mapping of work plan to a timeline. It shows the duration and order of various construction activities. It deals with the aspect of ‘when to do it’. Scheduling of the planning, procurement and construction process is a vital tool in both daily management and reporting of project progress.

Importance

Importance of Scheduling is high when it is related to construction management. Planning and scheduling of construction activities helps engineers to complete the project in time and within the budget. The term ‘Construction’ does not only denotes physical activities involving men, materials and machinery but also covers the entire gamut of activities from conception to realization of a construction project. Thus, management of resources such as men, materials, machinery requires effective planning and scheduling of each activity.

Typical Packages

There is no standard list of packages for preparing the construction schedule for any project. In Manomav Engineers, we have prepared a standard list of work packages which helps in covering the complete scope of project for scheduling in best possible manner. The list of work packages are mentioned below:

  1. Civil Work
  2. Plumbing Work
  3. Electrical Work
  4. Fire-fighting Work.
  5. HVAC/MVAC
  6. Façade
  7. Aluminium/ Metal Work
  8. Wood Work
  9. Flooring
  10. Wall Cladding
  11. False Ceiling
  12. Glass Work (Glazing)
  13. Paint
  14. Landscape
  15. WTP/STP
  16. Solar
  17. ELV (Data Telephonic Extra Low Voltage)
  18. M.S (Building Management System)
  19. Specific in the case of hospitals these three packages are also considered:
    1. L.P.G
    2. Vacuum
    3. Oxygen

Integrated Schedule

For each activity scope of work is defined and tentative duration is estimated. Once practical completion duration of all activities are assigned then these activities are fast tracked by starting in overlapping in best possible way. The eventual staggered timeline of these work packages give us the integrated schedule of construction Project

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