Welcome to the world premier event for openBIM digital construction and maintenance of hospitals! 


Do you want to invest in for more better healthy future? Do you want to know how digital-twin can solve problems in hospital and healthcare building projects? Wellbeing and a healthy society calls for a new angle to construction and facility management. Hospitals and facilities for healthcare are one of the most expensive investments as well as to maintain at the end of the lifecycle. Facility owners calls for increased quality and more sustainable buildings. 

Today technology, data modelling and a new way of collaboration offers a great opportunity to tackle these challenges. 

HospitalBIM open offers a unique opportunity  

  • Set up a joint way forward using BIM for healthcare building projects.  
  • Share the knowledge of openBIM usage in hospital and healthcare construction projects 
  • Learn how to collaborate with the best digital tools and work in collaborate contract model projects (alliance, IPD) 
  • Experience case examples of building information management and assetmanagement improved using a BIM and machine-readable data content 
  • Get networked with healthcare building professionals  

You do not have to be a BIM enthusiastic to enjoy the event. We want open BIM to be for all. We also share lessons learned not only the success strories.



15 April 2020 - Proposal submission deadline

18 May 2020 - Notification of Proposals

15 June 2020 - Registration and payment deadline for presenting authors

27-29 October 2020- Hospital BIM Open, Turku, Finland




Proposal submission can be done only via the website. Maximum length of a proposal is 500 words.
When submitting, you are asked to

  • choose the most suitable submission category (see below)
  • choose the most suitable theme(s) for your submissions (see below).
  • choose most suitable submission type (see below)
  • list all authors involved in the work.
  • name the corresponding and presenting authors
    • corresponding author will receive all the notification emails from the organizer
    • presenting author(s) should present the topic in the conference
  • provide a (square) headshot of the presenting author
    • File type - PNG
      Thumbnail images should be 240 pixels wide, 240 pixels tall.
  • provide a bio text of the presenting author, max length 300 words
  • Describe how does your proposal contribute to Open BIM


Presentations are accepted based on the abstract text.

Later on, Presentation slides will be required to be uploaded into the same database as abstracts, names, images and bios. The database is integrated into an online program that will be used by event participants. 



Choose the most suitable submission category
See bottom of the page longer introduction regarding categories.

  • Commissioning
  • Construction and project management
  • Design 
  • Facility Management
  • Other



Choose the most suitable theme(s) (max. 3) for your proposal.

  • Advanced technologies
  • Collaborative processes (IPD, Alliance etc.)
  • Digital Twin
  • End user experience
  • Laboratories & Clean rooms
  • Lean construction
  • Sustainability
  • Other



  • Case
  • Technical solutions
  • Standards and guidelines
  • Education
  • Research
  • Other



When writing your proposal please try to answer to the following:

  • What is new
  • What is special
  • How Open BIM is shown in the proposal
    • Open BIM view
    • How Open BIM is related to subject



Presenting author has to register and pay the registration fee by 15 June 2020. Only one presenting author registration per submission is allowed. If there are more than one presenting author the extra presenting authors pay the regular fee. Speaker fee is 210 EUR (+ VAT 24 %)



Should you have any questions please contact ville.raasakka[at]ril.fi





Digitalization gives us a better opportunity to gather broader information content for property management and use. The information content is quality only when you can rely on it and there is an operating model for updating the information. We look for case examples of requirement information management and asset management improvement using a BIM and machine readable data content. We are also interested in the ways in which different project partners can utilize this content (for example; hospital operational experts, nursing staff, hospital equipment designers, designers, construction companies, real estate managers, financial management, business developers).


Construction and project management

Hospitals are one of the most complex building types due their requirements for building systems, structures, surfaces, equipment and spaces. Project management of a hospital building project requires deep coordination with many stakeholders with their varying interests and needs. Building a hospital usually takes a lot of time and taking required decisions on time is crucial for keeping project in schedule. Building a hospital is expensive, and the operation in hospital is even more expensive. Risk management, budget follow-up and schedule management are vital for project success. In construction management careful coordination among different trades requires good level of information and close communication with project stakeholders. Often hospitals are built in dense campus areas, where supply chain management and logistics becomes a challenge. Limited transportation routes, possible helicopter operation and limited storage space raise need for efficient supply chain management. Off-site manufacturing and prefabricated components reduce waste, improve quality and speed up the process.  


  • Utilizing BIM and virtual construction methods in hospital buildings support successful management of these complex projects.  
  • Come and present your best practice in some of these themes: 
  • Using BIM in information management, requirements management 
  • Co-operation methods, Big room, VR, AR 
  • Virtual construction methods, optimization, coordination of trades 
  • Utilizing BIM and Lean  
  • Supply chain management with BIM, logistics 
  • Using BIM in off-site manufacturing and prefabrication 
  • Using BIM in Risk management 
  • Using BIM in Budget follow-up 
  • Using BIM in Schedule follow-up 
  • Documenting As-Built information


Facility Management

The use of BIM models is commonplace in the design and construction of hospital buildings, but their utilization has not become widespread in facilities maintenance.

The physical scale of hospital environments and the ongoing work on modifications pose a challenge to keep BIM models up to date. Hospital environments are technically diverse entities where multiple systems need to be able to function as an integrated whole without compromising patient safety.

Creating Digital Twin -environments combines static BIM data with dynamic measurements from various different technical systems. Are these new possibilities really giving value in hospital environments?


  • Digital Twin –environments
  • Information flow from construction projects to FM
  • Asset information management
  • Updating BIM models during lifecycle of the building
  • Long Term Planning
  • Predictive and preventative maintenance
  • Using BIM in building commissioning (Cx)
  • FM requirements for construction design teams
  • Usecases for using BIM in Facility Management

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