Health & Aged Care

Managing human health is a growing global challenge. We are faced with an aging population, chronic diseases, exposure to harmful chemicals, resistant bacteria, and a more connected world where infection can spread faster than ever before. Our response to these challenges includes the development of innovative and adaptive facilities designed to address these ongoing threats to our health and wellbeing.

Our Commitment

Robert Bird Group’s engineering design skills, and commitment to innovative structural responses for Health and Aged Care facilities, is demonstrated through landmark projects such as the Edinburgh Sick Kids Hospital in the United Kingdom, and the Blacktown Hospital Redevelopment Stages 1 and 2, in Sydney, Australia.

Innovative Design Solutions

At Robert Bird Group, we deliver innovative structural, civil, digital and construction engineering solutions for the aviation industry.  Whether it be expansion of existing facilities to enable increased capacity, asset replacement, additional resilience against threats, or modifications to achieve an improved customer experience – we have delivered major domestic and international airport projects around the world.

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Robert Bird Group has designed space for over 2000 new hospital beds across Australia and the UK, over the last 20 years."
Health & Aged Care

Our Services

Robert Bird Group provides structural, civil, geotechnical (UK) and construction engineering services for the design and delivery of healthcare facilities that include:

  • new, expanded and refurbished health facilities
  • acute aged care facilities
  • mental health facilities
  • clinical services buildings
  • emergency centres and intensive care units
  • comprehensive cancer care centres, including radiation bunkers
  • community health facilities
  • specialist health storage facilities such as blood banks
  • high-performance structures to support specialist equipment such as MRI machines
  • on-grade and multi-storey car parking facilities
  • staged construction logistics for developments within operating hospital campuses

These services can be provided for facilities of various scale anywhere around the globe.

Future Proofing Buildings for
Adaptive
Re-Use

Our approach to adaptive re-use includes critically assessing future flexibility requirements, and incorporating at low or no cost, the ability to install additional services, increase floor loadings, and horizontally or vertically expand structures.  We are also experts in design for extended structural design life of up to 100 years.

Radiation Bunker Design

Radiation bunker design is a specialist area of expertise, where the structural engineer needs to ensure the bunker design restricts the spread of radiation to within the bunker itself, via a combination of specialist reinforcement design, high-density concrete mixes, and in some cases, steel linings.  The resultant bunker structures need to be carefully designed and detailed to ensure they are cost-effective, and buildable.

Robert Bird Group’s has delivered radiation bunker designs for projects across the UK and Australia, and has a specialist team to ensure that the designs are buildable, cost-efficient, and effective when performing their critical task of controlling radiation spread.

Floor Vibration Dynamics

Health facilities, particularly those housing specialist equipment, often need to meet highly stringent floor vibration criteria, including response factors (Rf) as low as 0.25 for equipment such as MRI machines.  Floor vibration control is a specialist skill held by Robert Bird Group. Using in-house developed technology, we are able to inform clients about vibration performance to a very high level of accuracy, and work with clients and contractors to develop high-performing structures that meet tight budget and programme parameters.

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