The aim of the initiative is that the hospital could be quickly deployed and easily maintained in countries severely impacted by Covid-19 which are urgently in need of high-quality medical facilities.
Aden Group, one of Asia’s largest integrated facility management firms, is to lead a consortium of companies to develop a turnkey, ready-to-use infectious disease hospital solution to help in the fight against Covid-19.
The aim behind the new initiative is that the hospital could be quickly deployed and easily maintained in countries severely impacted by the disease and urgently in need of high-quality medical facilities.
“By using the 3DExperience platform, we hope to develop a solution that would enable us to reduce engineering changes, maintain a rapid development schedule, and meet delivery commitments quickly and effectively, as well as ensure long-term hospital maintenance and safety in anticipation of further pandemics,” said Francois Amman and Joachim Poylo, co-founders, Aden Group.
Initially working together with Dassault Systèmes, the companies plan full adoption of a virtual twin experience to develop new hospital engineering, construction and operations processes. This will be achieved by leveraging Dassault Systèmes’ 3DExperience platform and Aden Group’s Akila Care smart and connected hospital concept.
The solution relies on a virtual collaborative environment for the design, simulation and development of hospitals that can be built and operational within 100 days.
“By using the 3DExperience platform, we hope to develop a solution that would enable us to reduce engineering changes and maintain a rapid development schedule.”
Dassault Systèmes worked with China’s Central-South Architectural Design Institute (CSADI) to support the simulation and evaluation of virus dispersal in the confined environment of the modular Leishenshan Hospital in Wuhan, China, constructed in 14 days.
CSADI and Dassault Systèmes used the 3DExperience platform’s simulation capabilities to simulate virus contamination and diffusion within the hospital’s ventilation system and to counteract the negative effects from unplanned ventilation risks.
As part of the collaboration, the two companies plan to assemble a consortium of companies specialised in medical equipment, engineering and construction to offer the solution to countries needing it most.
“In a global context where decisiveness and rapid action are essential to help in the fight against Covid-19, combining quickly buildable modular architecture with a digital platform can accelerate the construction of a cutting-edge medical facility and ensure it is fully operational in record time,” said Amman.
Once developed, the hospital solution would provide a virtual collaborative environment in which employees and suppliers are invited to use a virtual twin of a hospital to optimise space planning, module design, negative pressure isolation rooms and other features, simulate manufacturing and equipment, and train for its construction.
“Combining quickly buildable modular architecture with a digital platform can accelerate the construction of a cutting-edge medical facility.”
After the hospital is built, the solution will be used for digital asset management by connecting the facility with state-of-the art medical equipment to monitor digitalised hygiene procedures and hospital floor robots, the companies report.
“Aden’s Akila Care novel and proven approach to outcome-based facility management calls for modular, smart and connected facilities engineered and built with an advanced manufacturing approach,” added Bernard Charlès, vice chairman and CEO, Dassault Systèmes.
“The modularity and operation-centred facilities can only be made possible with a holistic, integrated, end-to-end virtual twin experience of the outcome. The 3DExperience platform is the catalyst and enabler of such radical transformation, making our alliance a showcase for the future delivery of mission-critical infrastructure.”
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