The Building Intelligence Group 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.