The Building Intelligence Group Tauranga successfully provided project management services to deliver the Kathleen Kilgour Centre which is situated on the Tauranga Hospital site. In response to the growing need for a new radiotherapy facility, the Kathleen Kilgour Limited Partnership partnered with the Bay of Plenty District Health Board to deliver a high tech, highly efficient cancer treatment centre.
The Building Intelligence Group collaborated with a professional team including Architects Wingate+Farquhar, Contractors Fletcher Construction and Quantity Surveyors Rider Levett Bucknall. The 3,000m2 facility houses three treatment spaces and supporting clinical areas.
A state-of-the-art CT scanner and advanced computer software is used to diagnose and plan treatments respectively. It’s a technically complex building and innovation is everywhere: from its state-of-the-art medical equipment and holistic environmentally sustainable design considerations to its construction and project management methodology.
The Kathleen Kilgour Centre was a leading user of Building Information Modelling (BIM) – the generation of digital representations of a building’s physical and functional characteristics. BIM enables a ‘build before you build’ process – pre-emptively avoiding errors during construction. To get maximum benefit from BIM it is important to use it from the very start of a project and for every member of the project team to commit to value-added BIM deliverables and shared objectives.
BIM has provided a high level of visualisation and provided the opportunity to explore different options with our client, and most importantly it de-risked the project. BIM will continue to add value to this project well beyond construction, with the use of YouBIM, a facilities management tool which will reduce operating and maintenance costs.
The project was completed in December 2014 and was awarded an Excellence Award in the 2015 NZ Property Council Awards.