Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), the main provider of healthcare in Qatar, engaged Stantec, a global leader in planning, design and engineering services, to design the National Center for Cancer Care & Research (NCCCR) project located in Doha, Qatar, which would become its flagship facility for the region.
The NCCCR project was massive – spanning 85,000 square meters, with 3,450 rooms and 228 hospital beds that required 1,000s of inputs, design elements and decisions that would change over the life of the project. dRofus proved to be the ideal solution to track, manage and coordinate a project of this size and complexity.
Nearly 80 standard room templates were developed to be used project wide and another 40 room templates specific to the NCCCR project and stored within dRofus. The information created was also an invaluable tool for the estimators to fully validate specifications and bill of quantities throughout the different design stages.
As a cloud-based solution, dRofus streamlined interactions amongst Stantec’s geographically distributed project team as well as with the client so that project standards and templates could be created, accessed and utilized throughout the project. The team spanned Doha to Edmonton and dRofus allowed Stantec to employ a ‘follow the sun’ method of planning and design with a continuous 24-hour cycle of work.
dRofus provided an accessible and intuitive way for all team members, including those not as well versed in Revit, to be involved and not sit on the sidelines.
Joel Martineau, Associate Digital Building Practice