New Building for Erasmus Medical Centre
Building a hospital is a complex challenge, due to the specific requirements that sophisticated medical techniques place on a building. High-quality standards must be met in the areas of finishing and climate control, while rooms need to be easily adaptable and future-proof. These strict conditions meant that aspects relating to the architecture, installation engineering, interior design and connections for medical equipment had to be perfectly coordinated. By working together in the form of a general partnership, we were able to take the hospital’s interests fully into account.
During this project quality control was carried out in an unconventional way. The Meander Medical Centre decided not to carry out day-to-day supervision, so it was up ourselves to meet the quality requirements. Before the work began we held meetings to agree on the quality level that everyone would be happy with at the end of the project. We then decided on the method of assessment we would use, monitored the quality level achieved by our employees and subcontractors ourselves and recorded this in writing. We are convinced that this way of quality management is the future.
The Meander Medical Centre also asked us to take care of the technical and structural maintenance for a period of three years following construction, as we are familiar with the building and installations and our management organisation is well equipped to deal with this task. The fact that the construction process ran smoothly and the parties enjoyed a good working relationship was another factor in this decision. The hospital can now be confident that the building will be expertly maintained and we have a longer period to pass on our knowledge and experience to the building manager.
Jochem works with great passion and dedication on our iconic building projects. He knows better than anyone how to translate the wishes of the customer into all the expertise within Ballast Nedam. By managing expectations with a focus on the relationship, he creates sustainable partnerships.