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Health-Building Information Modelling (H-BIM) of Healthcare Infrastructure

This project use a novel technique for building operation of healthcare infrastructure by integrating people, locations, processes, and related data by collating the information via digital technology

UCL Hospital

1 September 2021

Grant


Grant: Grand Challenges Doctoral Students' Small Grants
Year awarded: 2021-22
Amount awarded: £2,000

Project Team


  • ​​​​​Tan Tan, The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction
  • Huaqiu Liu, Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering

This project aims to ensure the healthiness, safety, comfort, and sustainability of healthcare infrastructure and the broader built environment, by using a novel technique for building operation of healthcare infrastructure. One which integrates people, locations, processes, and related data by collating the information via digital technology.

Developing an integrated digital system of Building Information Model (BIM) and Geographic Information System (GIS) will increase in available data from construction (3D building models from building information modelling, and of the surroundings from 2D and 3D maps and geographical information systems) and from operation (via sensors) to enable spatial and temporal analysis to inform decision making throughout the monitoring process. 

As integration is a complex task, to develop such a system, i.e., a digital twin, for healthcare facilities, the objectives of this proposal are firstly to carry out a scoping study by examining the current projects to identify process and data gaps, to organize workshops with domain experts to design and conduct a pilot study to identify potential challenges and to understand the cost and resources required for further research studies.
 

Outputs and Impact


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