This project demonstrates WSP’s ability to provide critical engineering design for highly complex healthcare projects.
The Inpatient and Outpatient buildings, which will form the New Dunedin Hospital, will cover an entire city block. Working closely with the Architect and Building Services Consultant, the WSP team is developing solutions for seismic restraint on a scale and complexity that has not been implemented in New Zealand before.
The design team are working in a fully BIM federated environment, but the requirement is for high levels of collaboration and empathy in order to make this project a success. Standardised zones for plant and services are seeking to simplify the solution as much as possible using the old phrase ‘if it is easy to draw, it will be easy to build’.