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Surgical Unit Eduardo Liceaga at the General Hospital of Mexico

Hospital General Eduardo Liceaga O.D. in Mexico.

Hospital General Eduardo Liceaga O.D. in Mexico.

SENER participated as construction supervisor, drafting team and reviewer of the executive project for the Surgical Unit of the Hospital General Eduardo Liceaga O.D. in Mexico City, known as Hospital General de México (HGM). This project, of great importance for Mexico’s healthcare system, was inaugurated at the beginning of 2016 by Mexico’s President, Enrique Peña Nieto.

Since it first opened its doors, on February 5th of 1905, the HGM has undergone several series of refurbishments to be attuned for the demands of more than one million medical consultations each year. For these reasons, in 2009 the HGM launched an ambitious project to modernize and verticalize its facilities in order to increase its service capacity. In 2011, after a public bidding process, SENER was awarded with the contracts to supervise the construction documents and building processes of the Surgical Unit and Unit 501.

The Surgical Wing houses the first hybrid operating room in Latin America, as well as the other operating rooms and the transplant, intensive care, gastroenterology and in-patient care units, with a total floor space of 15,500 sqm. As well as the ground floor and four upper floors, the wing has a landscaped roof terrace and a telemedicine system that will make it possible to record videos of operations and transmit them in real time for educational purposes. To develop the new wing, SENER used methods such as the innovative BIM (Building Information Modeling) technology and its own document management software, SENEt, which SENER offered the client.

SENER used the BIM system during the construction process to analyze the model for the Surgical Building, based on the executive plans, and to design the necessary adjustments to new medical and surgical technologies. The BIM model made possible to obtain the materials volumes, identify possible interferences and establish the construction phases. This produced a virtual view of the project’s status, giving real time information on the progress and volumes completed, providing projected schedules and identifying any possible deviations from the plans. The BIM system also allows including any modifications made during construction so that the information can be kept up-to-date for the decision-making process.

For these same reasons, SENER used its SENEt software as a tool for sharing management tasks between all the stakeholders involved in the project: the client, management, constructors, designers and supervisors. SENEt made possible to file, organize and manage all of the information generated from the earliest records up to the construction and opening of the units, thus offering a complete, up-to-date record of all the work.

The excellent outcome of the new building is the result of SENER's multidisciplinary team built up by various specialists from the engineering and construction fields. In addition, the project’s office had a point-by-point connection with the main Mexican office, in order to take full advantage of the available information infrastructure.

This contract is being added to SENER’s extensive experience at Infrastructures and Transport in Mexico, beside previous projects such as the Toluca-México City’s passenger light rail, the 3rd Line for Guadalajara’s Subway, the Atlacomulco-Atizapán highway and a variety of other projects throughout the country for clients like SCT, BANOBRAS, ASA and CAPUFE.


Hospital General Eduardo Liceaga O.D. in Mexico. 
Hospital General Eduardo Liceaga O.D. in Mexico.

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