Our project team on Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin’s campus recently adopted a new process using BIM 360 to review and document Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) and Interim Life Safety Measures (ILSM). The ICRA inspects the infection control barriers between the construction and patient care space and the ILSM inspects the area for changes in signage, egress, fire systems, and any other activity that could disturb the overall safety of patients, visitors, or staff.
To previously capture this information, the foreman, superintendent, or safety engineer would document the information by carrying around a 3-ring binder with multiple paper checklists. The process was ineffective in capturing photos or data to track progress
The team suggested a more efficient method to use BIM 360 on their iPads to complete these inspections. Using BIM 360, the team is able to take pictures and track information in reports that can be shared with owners based on weekly and monthly results.
Value Added Results:
- Reduces time for completion of a daily checklist
- Allows the owner to review the process on a regular basis without having to visit the construction site
- Documents the necessary information for the hospital’s accrediting bodies