New building for the most up-to-date medical care
The historic core of Austria’s Weinviertel regional hospital in Mistelbach is being renovated as part of a major construction project.
A new 13,000-square metre building is also being constructed to house a parents and children centre, additional wards and a multi-purpose room to meet today's healthcare requirements. What makes this project especially challenging is that the hospital must continue to operate during the building and renovation work.
Architekten Moser and Architekten Maurer created the designs as part of a joint venture, with construction scheduled for completion in 2017.
think project! managing variations and additional costs
At this early stage, think project! is principally supporting the management of variations and additional costs. It is used by the project managers in the early identification and checking of these submissions from subcontractors. All incoming requests are documented in a structured way on the project platform and assigned specific subfilters based on status and content.
This makes all requests and their processing transparent and traceable. Unjustified requests can be rejected objectively where required, and the effort involved in the checking process is significantly reduced.
think project! was configured specifically for the customer following detailed consulting – and use of other modules is planned, once the internal work structure has been defined for the project.
The University Clinic Hamburg-Eppendorf master plan became reality
Large parts of the University Clinic Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) building, now more than 100 years old, were redesigned. The UKE Masterplan used think project! to help in the construction of the new clinic.
The University Clinic has been continually growing for many decades, creating a situation where the current building structure was no longer viable. Around 300 million euros were invested in renovation and new construction, funded primarily by city, state and federal governments.
Construction work was carried out while the clinic continued to operate. This presented a major challenge for the Masterplan project team, which assumed the role of project client and is responsible for financial control, aligning the architectural design with the requirements of the UKE organisation, and coordinating all project planners and contractors.
Construction of the new clinic
Several care units with 720 beds, as well as outpatient areas and operating theatres, were built over 85,000 square metres within the new hospital complex. The new clinic building is based on plans by Munich architects, Nickl & Partner, which won the design competition for the project in 2003.
Rule-based plan distribution and structured document management
Plan management for the new clinic building was achieved using rule-based, digital distribution. Print orders were also generated according to pre-set rules and forwarded to three different plan printing services in Munich, Hamburg and Stuttgart. General documents, minutes, the planning manual and daily construction records were also managed using think project!.
Online project organisation
The Masterplan project team commissioned think project! to set up a customised online collaboration platform to coordinate its planners and approval authorities. In addition to the organisation of plans and print orders, the team used think project! Meeting Minutes Management and Webcam modules and implemented central email storage.
University Clinic Hamburg-Eppendorf expanded its Heart Centre and moved to a new campus building
UKE used think project! for the renovation of its Operative Centre and the construction of a new campus building.
Renovation of the Operative Centre with Heart Centre
The Operative Centre of the University Clinic Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) renovated its ground floor and added another floor to the building to accommodate two new care units. Following the renovation of the new clinic, additional space in the Operative Centre is used as an extension for a new Heart Centre, built by Stuttgart construction company, Müller-Altvatter.
New campus building
The research groups of the UKE moved into the new campus building– drawing together laboratory units that had previously spanned 71 locations. The five-floor, H-shaped building provides a total area of 11,000 square metres. Based on designs by Hamburg architects von Gerkan, Marg und Partner, the construction costs for the campus building amounted to 39 million euros, with the State of Hamburg and the German government providing financing under a master plan. Müller-Altvatter was the general contractor.
Central plan management and documentation
Müller-Altvatter utilised think project! to integrate its planners and subcontractors for these two projects within the UKE master plan. Access to design plans was made available to all project participants, using a central plan management approach with rule-based automatic print ordering. Two plan printing service locations (Hamburg and Stuttgart) were connected, while incoming and outgoing correspondence was managed and documented in full with the help of think project!.