From patient care and diagnosis to medical records management to the maintenance of energy-conscious facilities, technology has become a critical component in every aspect of hospital and healthcare design. This parallels the condition of the AEC industries, which have seen a similar sea-change in the way business is conducted. Contract documents have gone from paper to electronic files, with BIM (Building Information Modeling) programs capable of generating digital representations of not only a physical facility, but also its performance and costs over its complete life-cycle.






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