Groundbreaking Approach to Construction
Construction of the $956 million project began in December 2007 with a revolutionary 3-D design method called BIM – building information modeling. This replaced traditional flat drawings and thousands of pages of blueprints. The BIM model provides a view into each wall and above each ceiling showing exactly where pipes, ducts and electrical conduits are located.
The system allows everyone involved in the design and construction to see the relationship of all systems in the building, while saving construction time and money. The new Palomar Medical Center was at the forefront of the BIM revolution and won the 2010 American Institute of Architects award for the use of BIM.
Another innovation used an integrated project management model, in which Palomar Health and all contractors worked together as a team with a unique mission statement: Revolutionize Today to Impact Tomorrow. Core values focused on working together for common goals and shared success. All told, more than 80 different trades and 5,000 construction workers worked onsite to achieve these goals.
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