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Leading healthcare and equipment consultant MJ Medical has taken part in the multi-national Build Hospital Live 2009 event held in Norway.

More than 70 architects, planners, engineers, facility managers, building owners and industry experts from 14 countries were involved, completing the planning and design of an acute hospital in just 72 hours.

Build Hospital Live 2009 fostered collaboration using open standards in the medical industry. Participants accomplished in three days what would have taken months in a regular project setting, and revolutionised the hospital planning process.

The only UK team to participate, MJ Medical’s technical consultants joined forces with international teams to collaborate in live virtual BIMStorm (Building Information Modelling) forums, using interoperable clinical design tools (including Onuma Planning System and Revit Architecture) to demonstrate how knowledge can be shared to create world-class hospital designs.

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is the process of generating and managing building data during its life cycle. It uses three-dimensional, real-time, dynamic building modelling software to increase productivity in building design and construction to achieve high-performance, sustainable healthcare facilities.

MJ Medical’s team focussed on redeveloping a 2,000 sq m emergency floor into an emergency department with imaging capability.

Kimon Onuma, FAIA from Onuma, Inc said: “MJ Medical were instrumental in creating a chain of events in BuildHospitalLive Oslo, and provided valuable input with their expertise in medical planning.”

Tim Salmon from MJ Medical said: “Being involved in the Build Hospital Live BIMStorm enabled our technical teams to explore the infinite opportunities of virtual Building Information Modelling and to collaborate with global healthcare organisations. The Build Hospital Live process has provided a further positive step for MJ Medical’s current implementation of Building Information Modelling within our UK and International healthcare consultancy services.”

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