When it was confirmed that a new Stavanger University Hospital was to be built, the answer was digital and industrialised. The outline project entailed examining concepts for all of the alternative sites and calculating contract costs for project stages 1 and 2. The choice of site went to Ullandhaug, close to the University of Stavanger.
The client Helse Stavanger HF is undertaking an expansion of Stavanger University Hospital, which will address very ambitious strategic goals, as well as the need to provide treatment capacity for a growing population. At the same time, land use needs to be optimised and personal safety provided for.
The project is being run as a BIM project, with substantial innovations in industrialised building processes and digital collaboration. It is planned to build the hospital in the most industrialised manner possible, with prefabricated elements to be assembled on site. The project has also produced great digital advances to make it possible to bring industrialisation into the BIM model itself. The aim is for the client to receive a functional digital twin of the building, which can be actively used in the operational phase.
This ground-breaking digital work should produce savings of time and costs to the project and for the future operation of the building.
COWI is responsible for all engineering consultancy services for the completed hospital. The hospital will house clinical and psychiatric departments, with other functions such as A&E, outpatient clinics, laboratories, diagnostic imaging, surgery, intensive care and maternity rooms.
The hospital will be in operation from 2023.