dRofus - the new home for Australasian Health Facility Guidelines
The Australasian Health Infrastructure Alliance (AHIA) is a unique Australian and New Zealand public sector collaboration that was established in 2004.
AHIA are the owners and gatekeepers of the Australasian Health Facility Guidelines (AusHFG), a starting point for design on Health projects within Australia and New Zealand, which have also been adopted by many other countries in the world due to the quality and depth of information they contain.
An extensive review process has been carried out by AHIA during the last couple of years and the updated information created and managed within dRofus, together with a Building Information Model (BIM) of the Standard Component Room Layouts.
On the 1st March 2016 the updated AusHFG data was made available publicly, through a redesigned and reimagined website - https://healthfacilityguidelines.com.au
The AusHFG data consists of Facility Planning Data (Parts), 36 Health Planning Units (HPU's) containing departmental operational requirements and schedules, 250 (approx) Standard Component Room Data Sheets and Room Layout Sheets.
The Facility Panning and HPU data has been captured within the dRofus Function Program module and detailed Rooms, Finishes, Doors, FF&E and Services Data consolidated within dRofus Room Templates - all dynamically linked to a Revit model showing the Room Layouts.
dRofus CEO Rolf Jerving stated:
"This is a major milestone for dRofus within the region and represents a step change for Healthcare Design Standards within Asia-Pacific. We are seeing more and more government departments around the world recognize the need for a centralized database to host design guidelines and a collaborative platform for all project stakeholders to work from through the design and construction process. Our software provides a complete solution from project briefing to facility management and operations, and we are thrilled that AHIA have embraced dRofus as the new home for the AusHFG's."