McAvoy to showcase latest advancements in offsite construction and virtual reality at Healthcare Estates 2018

The McAvoy Group will be presenting its full range of offsite solutions and latest innovations at Healthcare Estates 2018. It will also allow delegates to experience its award-winning virtual reality technology at the event.

The Group’s team of specialists for both permanent and interim modular buildings will be available throughout the exhibition and conference to assist health service providers, architects and specifiers considering the use of offsite construction, to expand capacity more efficiently, to meet the increasing demand for patient services.

The McAvoy stand at Healthcare Estates will give delegates the opportunity to experience at first hand, how the use of virtual reality technology can improve the efficiency of building design and offsite construction for healthcare projects.

BIM and virtual reality are increasingly used by McAvoy to facilitate client decision making to streamline the design process and enhance stakeholder engagement – reducing risk, saving time and optimising the benefits of offsite solutions to the benefit of patient care.

Virtual reality and 3D modelling are particularly critical for healthcare projects which typically have highly complex building services, for example for medical gases, air flows and infection control. Here, the new technology offered by McAvoy allows the M&E services to be fully integrated within the building structure at the design stage, maximising work offsite and improving both construction and cost efficiency.

McAvoy has extensive experience in developing bespoke building solutions for highly constrained hospital sites and in minimising disruption to patient care during construction. Sites that are completely inaccessible for traditional construction can be developed and existing facilities can be expanded rapidly and cost effectively, both vertically and horizontally.

In addition to permanent healthcare facilities, McAvoy supplies interim buildings to help NHS trusts increase capacity at peak periods or for decant use while other hospital facilities are refurbished or redeveloped.

McAvoy also offers a flexible finance package – a response to increasingly constrained capital budgets across the NHS. This allows trusts to increase capacity using offsite construction with a highly flexible operating lease option. This funding solution has low set up costs, and is accounted for as revenue expenditure, spread over the life of the lease.

With an impressive portfolio of healthcare projects, McAvoy has successfully delivered ward accommodation, operating theatres and laboratories, consulting suites, endoscopy units, primary care facilities, and community health centres.  Each project is designed to meet the precise requirements of the healthcare provider and the site.

McAvoy is accredited under the LHC Modular Buildings Framework, NHS Shared Business Services, and the Southern Modular Building Framework.

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