BB12 new main building of the Inselspital, Insel Gruppe Bern


City: Bern, Switzerland
Projecttype: New hospital building
Projectsize: GFA: 82,000 m²

The new main building of the Inselspital Bern will house the new Swiss Cardiac and Vascular Center in section 12. The 18-story building comprises an area of 82,000 m² and will be home to the cardiac and vascular center as well as to numerous other specialist clinics. As from 2023, it is set to replace the adjacent high-rise building. The new main building represents a future-oriented hospital building, which is the first of its size and complexity to meet the high standards of the Minergie P-Eco certificate. Planning the new main building using the BIM method constitutes a pilot project for Inselspital Bern and will serve as a benchmark for the future restructuring of the Bern Insel area.

HOCHTIEF ViCon has been supporting Archipel Generalplaning AG, the general planner, on all matters relating to BIM and its implementation since the early planning stages. In addition to developing a BIM Execution Plan and providing consultancy to Archipel, HOCHTIEF ViCon has deployed an on-site BIM Manager to support, develop, and control all BIM processes within the project team. Using an on-site ViCon BIM Manager ensures the implementation of the BIM Execution Plan. In addition to BIM Implementation, consultancy, and control, HOCHTIEF ViCon provides further BIM services, including quality assurance of 3E models and collision checks. The BIM Manager chairs coordination meetings with all stakeholders, in the context of which conflicts are solved. ViCon also supports the general planner in the development of a project database and the data structures as well as in the introduction and management of digital quality assurance systems and in on-site construction acceptance – BIM 2 Field.

The tasks carried out by HOCHTIEF ViCon in the early project phases were gradually handed over to the general planner's own staff by the BIM Manager under a coordinated implementation schedule. That way, the planning team was duly trained and introduced to all BIM-related tasks.

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ViCon services
  • BIM management
  • 3D clash detection
  • 4D construction progress planning
  • 3D marketing videos and renderings
  • Digital quality assurance - BIM 2 Field
  • BIM implementation
  • Software and process development for breakthrough planning according to the open BIM method
  • Contact analysis for noise and fire protection analyses
  • Quality assurance 3D Model
  • Process development and control
  • Training courses on various BIM topics and software solutions

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