Maine General Medical Center is a 640,000 SF, 192-bed hospital new hospital facility built in Augusta, Maine. This LEED Gold certified project was designed and built through an Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) contract approach. Construction was completed ten months ahead of schedule, which allowed the hospital to plow $20 Million of value-added construction savings back into the project. The total construction cost was $215 Million. With medical equipment and all soft costs, the total project cost was $322 Million.
When Robins & Morton (a top 10 ENR rated health care contractor) and H.P. Cummings teamed up to build this large project, they knew they wanted to take BIM to the next level. Streamlining the construction process was paramount for both Robins & Morton and H.P. Cummings, but they wanted to leave their customer something more. Collaborating with their customer, they began to define larger goals.
For the Medical Center, one of the key benefits of the Integrated Project Delivery method was to be left with a rich BIM to Facility Management (FM) integration that would continue to return dividends throughout the life of the facility. The integration of various 3D models was a major focus, but flexibility was critical.
The key parameters for the integration of the disparate information became:
– Ease of use
– Smooth 3D navigation
– Seamless integration between IBM Maximo and the 3D models.
The Medical Center also wanted to have a platform that could assist with disaster planning and integration of the Building Automation System (BAS).
After a national search, YouBIM® was selected as the ideal team with the ideal product to get the job done. Together with the design, construction, and Medical Center teams, the YouBIM® Team integrated all BIM models from the various design and subcontracting team members during the construction phase.
The multi-discipline team collaboration leveraged the full power of YouBIM®, which enabled multiple platforms of BIM/CAD authoring software, as well as all other data sources, to be fully integrated into a single 3D model.
Further leveraging the power of YouBIM®, IBM Maximo was populated with rich BIM data to leverage Maximo’s facility management features. Maine General relies on IBM Maximo to manage all of their existing facilities and they were committed to deploying it on this flagship property as well. IBM Maximo is a widely employed CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) that helps manage facilities assets.
By integrating IBM Maximo seamlessly with YouBIM®, the user experience is like using a single BIM/FM software program. Users get the full benefit of easily navigating the building in a virtual online landscape with full access to BIM asset information while getting the benefit of a powerful asset management system.
On completion of the work, all users had simple and fast access to all asset information that had been integrated into the entire project. Everyone from administrators to janitorial staff can use the compiled information.
Based on both national studies and internal estimates, Maine General Medical Center expects to save between $185,000 and $225,000 a year in operating costs versus the traditional manual paper workflow.
Maine General believes that by using the YouBIM® 3D model for facility engineering, facility technicians and staff get immediate locational information about a problem in their building, along with complete product specifications, warranties, maintenance procedures, design data, etc. Additionally, they can access the power of IBM Maximo’s work orders, inspections, and preventive maintenance functionalities.
Location: Augusta, ME
Size: 640.000 sf | 60.000 m2