Digitising a 500.000 m2 hospital – see how we did it @ BCS Europe

The European Building Content Summit is your opportunity to hear about the challenges and gains from the digitisation of the largest hospital construction project in Denmark. From ICT requirements specified 10 years ago and the first deliveries of 3D models and technical documentation to standardised discipline-specific data sets in the future. Join the discussion, when one of the largest building-owners and one of the leading building advisers present their views on these topics.

The DNU project is a 500,000 square meter construction with 256 building contracts. The project began 10 years ago and included ICT requirements for the delivery of 14 discipline models per building, project web documentation and component-specific technical documentation via a project- specific database. The ICT requirements had some advantages, but there were also challenges, e.g. lack of compatibility between project databases and the building-owners’ facility management system, imprecise demands regarding the, in maintenance terms, highly relevant technical disciplines like ventilation. Furthermore, issues relating to the terms of contracts between the building-owner and the suppliers added to the complications regarding the disciplines that included supplier- designed solutions. Here, the requirements were either not satisfactorily communicated or implemented.


These challenges meant that the requirements regarding delivery of documentation from later projects were refined and now included suppliers delivering documentation directly into the building-owners facility management system. Moreover, better knowledge of the design phases and of the ICT specifications, in particular, required specific ICT coordination meetings. The introduction of these initiatives created new challenges with regard to data security. These challenges were a result of the building-owners’ comprehensive requirements in terms of external personnel gaining access to their internal IT systems.


Based on the above challenges, Data Management is becoming more and more relevant in today’s construction industry as the number of parties increases and construction solutions become increasingly complex. One way to go about this could be to keep the 3D geometry in the supporting BIM software and to manage various building-technical information for the specific phases in standardised data sets with the possibility of linking to different data sources at different times of the building life cycle. Thus, intensified national/international standardisation should be discussed rather than all project or building owners developing their own systems.


Come and listen to building owner/building adviser representatives talk about opportunities and perspectives and join the debate. The presentations will include the following topics:

  • Data management in the design and operation phases (controlling data between Owner and advisor)
  • Incorporating requirements supporting the building’s life cycle and integration of relevant BIM concepts
  • Discipline-specific requirements on 3D models and components and the challenges involved
  • Discussion topic: The use of facility management systems as delivery-systems


We are looking forward to seeing you!

Mads Bjerregaard – Region Midt
Jette Stolberg – Niras


What is Building Content Summit (BCS)?

We want you to live the European RTC Events week experience with us in Aarhus, Denmark. It all begins with the European Building Content Summit that runs on the 3rd and 4th of October. The summit is your gateway to a community of extraordinary BIM practitioners that are not content with just being heard, but want to live the collaborative change our industry needs. Together we live to find solutions to all things pertaining to content and data throughout the project life cycle.

It’s a transformative mix of thought leader presentations and working groups. Over the two days we discuss the foundation of smart cities and mega projects from a data and collaboration perspective, we have scholars challenge how persons and organisations integrate the professional subject-oriented information and data about objects in the digital process of a project. We invite you to partake and experience the discussion on what data you need to get your job done so that can we push the industry forward. Our discussion leaders share their experience with how project and data insights combined with design algorithms will ultimately change the way we get things done smarter and more efficient while delivering increased value throughout the project life cycle.

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