Purpan Hospital

eProject has accompanied the modernization of the Toulouse University Hospital with the construction of the Pierre-Paul Riquet building, one of the most important hospital projects in France in 2012. This modern and sustainable project will revitalize the Purpan sector and the hospital.
Place Toulouse, FranceDuration 2012-2013
Sponsor Hôpitaux de ToulouseAmount 300 millions of euros


The construction of the Pierre-Paul Riquet building, located at the heart of the complex, is considered one of the most important hospital construction sites in France. The building covers more than 85,000 m² and can accommodate 600 beds on 6 floors. The very modern building connects Purpan haut and Purpan plaine over a 15-meter difference in level and was designed to facilitate access and circulation for the various users of the hospital. The project is part of a sustainable development approach with patios and green roofs to regulate the temperature in summer, large glazed surfaces to increase light in the building, external insulation, and optimized energy and water management. The project also includes the construction of an interconnection building at the top of the site.

Solution: eProject

The mission consists of setting up the Hospital’s operation by implementing high-performance tools for analyzing Autocad graphic documents and creating an “Equipment” database. The eProject® system organizes and facilitates the constitution of the Equipment file of executed works by the companies, offers tools for checking the entries made by the project management team and allows the automatic feeding of the database used for maintenance and CMMS at the end of the project.

The equipment is automatically equipped with “bar codes” attached to the equipment during the construction phase. At the end of the project, all the data concerning the equipment is transferred to the CMMS system of the University Hospital to constitute the maintenance database. This information will then become an integral part of the CMMS to be completed and updated by the UHC maintenance operators during the operation phase of the project. The reserves (approximately 140,000) could also be managed using the eProject tool.