A South Australian Supreme Court judge will tour the new Royal Adelaide Hospital as the legal dispute over problems with the $2.3 billion development continue.
Justice Malcolm Blue will get a first-hand look on Tuesday at what the government says are defects in the new facility, including problems with the loading dock, the air-conditioning systems and the location of sewer pipes.
He says pictures are helpful but seeing it for himself may give him a better idea of the issues.
The judge began taking evidence in the trial on Monday in the long-running dispute over the late completion of the hospital and the quality of the work.
The state government instigated legal action earlier this year because of protracted delays and an impasse over whether the government or the developers should determine when the building was ready to be handed over.
The government has consistently maintained it will not take charge of the new hospital until it is sure patient safety will not be compromised.