The first project is a hospital building that is composed of four well-separated units. Since each unit is different in size, shape and function, the logical setup is to divide the BIM model into four parts. Each unit is saved as a standalone Teamwork project, so four independent project teams can work in parallel without disturbing each other’s work.
In addition to the hospital unit modules, a fifth Teamwork project is created to accommodate the site plan model. The five files are hotlinked into the main project model file which stores the entire building model, and which is also a Teamwork project. Furthermore, the individual units can be temporarily hotlinked to each other to ensure the correct connection between them. The main project model is managed by the project architect and the BIM model manager.
Since the project has a very extensive documentation set that would significantly increase the size of the model file, the Layout book is stored in a separate Teamwork project. This solution also allows the documentation team to work independently from the modeling team. The drawings are published as individual PMK files into the Layout Book file and updated only when necessary: this reduces the time needed to update the entire documentation.