General

The healthcare building of the Gemiva Foundation and the Philapdelpia Foundation offers room to the Gemiva Foundation on the ground floor (day-care for people with a limitation) and on the upper floors to Philadelpia (3 communes of 8 people, and 6 individual houses).

Installations, Flexibility & Sustainability

For the ventilation of the large surface areas at the ground floor, per room one single air treatment cabinet with a high yield (85%) of heat recollection and a VRF system is assembled above the lowered ceiling, and additionally supporting floor heating is provided for. The necessary heat is generated centrally by means of a gas-heated wall boiler in high yield quality (HR-107).

In the homes self-regulating ventilation grids in the outside façade are provided for, for the air inlet and suction ventilator in the meter cupboard and adjoining technical room. The suction ventilator is prepared for a regulation based on a moisture sensor in the bathroom and/or a CO2 sensor in the living and/or bedroom. The apartments are provided with floor heating (with individual regulation per room). The necessary heat for the apartments is generated centrally by means of gas-heated wall boilers located in the cascade, with high yield quality (HR-107).

As far as sanitary and electrical installations are concerned, traditional installations are provided for.

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Building Information Model (BIM)
At this project as well as with other projects, we acquired experience with 3D modelling in Revit MEP. At such projects, the architect, installation consultant, and constructor work in one single model. The huge advantage of this method is that possible bottlenecks can be signalled and solved during the design phase already. Herewith the risks during the implementation phase are reduced considerably (less extra work) and the implementing parties can quickly and independently get under way. By means of a “clash control” the chances of errors are reduced considerably. An additional advantage is that the technical 3D model can be presented and can serve as auxiliary means during (design) discussions. By means of a web-based viewer, all project partners can view the model at any time, at home or at the office.
However, the BIM model is more than a 3D model alone. In this model, all information of the parts can be included in a database. Currently we are capable to assign parts, amounts, and other characteristics to the drawn objects in the BIM model. Because of this, from this 3D model a link can be made to 3D calculating programs and calculation software.