Simulated Health Teaching Wards
RMIT University’s School of Vocational Engineering, Health and Sciences completed a new fit-out within Levels 3 and 4 of Building 201 for a future Simulated Health Ward to provide modernised facilities and expanded capacity for health classes.
The project responds to changes in the requirements for accreditation in the Bachelor of Nursing and Diploma of Nursing; and the need to update outdated services to provide world-class state-of-the-art facilities for future teaching.
The works are delivering a total of 52 simulated hospital beds across five functional components: nursing labs, a high-fidelity simulation ward, simulation debrief / community and mental health scenarios; clinical prep student practice, training bathroom and technical support areas.
Root Partnerships (RP) was engaged to manage: the design from schematic design through to construction documentation; the tender process for a lump sum contractor; the decant of staff and relocation process; stakeholder engagement and planning for enabling works; the enabling works to allow construction works to commence; project manage and superintend the construction under an RMIT Minor works contract; and manage the defects liability period.
The project was completed ahead of program with the building remaining operational throughout the works.
Stakeholder engagement prior and during construction was critical with RP liaising with the College, Facilities and Capital Works departments, along with the Contractor teams, to ensure the program of works was maintained while classes continued throughout.