The Royal Bournemouth Hospital is the first hospital facility in the country to be built using groundbreaking AI technology.
The technology, Buildots, increases efficiency and reduces costs by automatically analyzing data captured from 360-degree cameras mounted on helmets on site.
It then delivers reports that give managers and stakeholders accurate, objective data and analysis to improve construction efficiency.
This will be used in the construction of the new BEACH (birth, emergency and critical care, child health) building, which will include new purpose-built maternity and pediatric wards, an upgraded emergency room and a critical care unit.
Steve Killen, UHD transformation director, said: “The NHS is committed to the efficient use of public resources, and Buildots technology is a great example of how we are using cutting-edge technology to deliver the best value for money to the taxpayer.
“It provides evidence-based analysis in real time, reassuring us that the health care standards of the BEACH construction project are being met.
“This building project is part of a wider Dorset health strategy, with the Royal Bournemouth Hospital encompassing some of the UK’s most modern healthcare facilities as the main emergency hospital for Dorset.”
Bruce Preston, IHP project director, said: “We are proud that the BEACH building construction is the first NHS transformation project to use this amazing system.
“Embracing Buildots smart technology allows us to use AI and 3D model vision to efficiently track construction progress against design and planning to ensure we stay on track.”
Chief product officer at Buildots, Aviv Leibovici, said: “The new Royal Bournemouth Hospital building is incredibly complex, with purpose-built facilities for maternity and pediatric wards, as well as urgent care and critical care.
“We are proud that Buildots is ensuring that this complicated project can be completed in the most efficient way possible, and we hope that others will follow Bournemouth’s example in building the next generation of care and other facilities.”
The BEACH project aims to minimize disruption to the hospital and is expected to open in early 2025. It is part of the £250 million transformation of the University Hospitals of Dorset hospitals, which includes Christchurch and Poole hospitals.