In planning phase: the new laboratory being built for the University of Basel’s Department of Biomedicine.
Real estate for healthcare and research is a market with huge potential for Division Buildings. Our healthcare and laboratory construction activities are shaping the market – be it large-scale hospital buildings or highly complex research laboratories.
Projects in healthcare and laboratory construction share a particular feature: they are among the most challenging buildings to plan and execute. Wherever our teams are called upon, specialist expertise and well-founded operational knowledge are needed. The new BSS building at the Department of Biosystems on the Schällemättli campus in Basel is no exception. Here, Implenia is creating a new research building for experimental biologists and bioinformatics experts on behalf of ETH Zürich.
Other projects are under construction, such as the new “Dreiklang” complex at Kantonsspital Aarau hospital, where Implenia is implementing what is currently Switzerland’s largest new hospital construction project as total contractor, or the new buildings for the hospitals Kantonsspital St. Gallen (KSSG), Ostschweizer Kinderspital (OKS), the children’s hospital at Kantonsspital Luzern (LUKS) and the women’s hospital at LUKS, as well as Kantonsspital Baden (KSB), where Implenia is working as master builder. The next major project, construction of the new laboratory at the University of Basel’s Department of Biomedicine, is also ready for implementation.
Expertise in demand
Implenia’s expertise in healthcare and laboratory construction is in high demand: “Our combined expertise enables us to offer consulting, planning and implementation for healthcare and laboratory buildings from a single source,” says Jochen Dietmeier, our Head of Healthcare and Laboratory Construction. The team sees itself as a partner that supports clients in successfully bringing even the most complex projects to completion with regard to costs, quality and deadlines – through collaborative and user-orientated partnership.
Lean processes through digitalisation
Digital and data-supported methods like building information modeling (BIM) and lean construction make an invaluable contribution towards controlling costs, schedules and quality in healthcare and laboratory construction. They make planning and construction processes easier, while also promoting collaborative cooperation and enabling planning errors to be identified and corrected at an early stage of planning. That saves time and costs. The three-dimensional model view also gives those involved a good impression of the space. And virtual reality tools can be used to simulate processes in the future workspace, so that future users can put them to the test.
FUTURE MARKET HEALTHCARE CONSTRUCTION
Two key reasons why healthcare construction is a future market:
Many hospital buildings in Switzerland date from the 1970s and are coming to the end of their lifespans.
Hospitals need to prepare their real estate and their infrastructure for the operational requirements of the future.
With its expertise in healthcare and laboratory construction and Real Estate Consulting, Implenia offers comprehensive consulting, planning and implementation services for large and challenging real estate projects in the healthcare and research sectors.