End-to-End Construction Workflow
BIM isn’t just for design teams
High-tech construction methods aren’t a passing trend — they’re here to stay and the key to managing scarce resources. Thanks to BIM design services and digitized building tools, everyone involved in design, construction or facility management can upgrade to an extremely efficient end-to-end workflow.
Read on to find out how using Hilti BIM services for construction elements such as fire protection can help boost your productivity thanks to end-to-end workflows - before, during and after construction.
Benefits of end-to-end workflow
Up to 50%
Maximum material saving
In on-site engineering decisions due to advance planning
Up to 4-6 weeks
Labor saving potential
Optimizing your design with BIM and end-to-end planning
MEP firestop solutions – for lower material costs and faster installation
With BIM, MEP installations are planned centrally before construction. You can potentially save on material, avoid on-site improvisation and reduce construction time.
Value engineering – for safer and more efficient buildings
You tell us what your project requires, and we’ll design for it. If standardization, flexibility or modularity are your priorities, we’ll deliver an optimized proposal. For firestop, this can help reduce the number of Engineering Judgements required and give you greater visibility over those you have.
Help resolve issues for MEP firestop to avoid improvised solutions on site
You can anticipate potential clashes before work begins on site, helping you avoid ad hoc solutions. BIM’s 3D visualization of fire protection systems makes design optimization easier – long before construction begins.
How BIM can help to keep your jobsites running on schedule
Pre-fabrication services: Save time and labor
Hilti Cutting Service, Hilti Kitting Service, Hilti Pre-Assembly Service
Having a detailed BIM model opens the door to pre-fabrication. Shop drawings can be exported with a few clicks, potentially cutting out the manual prep for kitting, cutting and pre-assembly. On-site assembly can be eliminated – reducing waste, time and room for error.
BIM-to-Field: High-speed jobsite layout
In practice, BIM-to-Field means guided positioning of components like firestop sleeves. Advanced layout tools can read your BIM and use a built-in laser to locate points from the model in reality. Cast-in solutions can significantly boost efficiency by saving labor bringing post-installation flexibility and cut out additional steps.
Validation: Instantly prove that you've built to spec
With BIM, it’s easy to integrate validation processes – BIM shows what to install where, and the related proof can be linked to the model for easier documentation generation. Hilti software like Firestop Documentation Manager helps save validation information automatically while you install.
BIM design services from Hilti
If you partner with Hilti early in the design phase, BIM can help lower material costs, reduce installation time and avoid on-site engineering. Add firestop to BIM and you not only reduce the potential risk of onsite clashes between trades but also help pave the way for innovative solutions such as cast-in fire protection devices. You can work towards these and other productivity benefits with four main services Hilti offers:
Set a clear starting point, slicing the project into conceptual but optimized solutions.
- Project sliced into individual applications
- Optimized schematic design proposal for firestop solutions
- Hilti service offer for the design services
Evolve the concepts into design proposals, defined by engineering reports.
- Designed fire protection solutions optimized for reliability and repeatability
- Engineering reports
- Individual exception reports
3. BIM modeling
Add the designed firestop solutions directly into your BIM model and report any issues that may need re-design.
- Fire protection systems added to BIM model
- Report of exceptions (issues)
4. BIM Outputs
For a smoother transfer of the design from the office to construction on the jobsite.
- Shop drawings
- Overview drawings
- BIM-to-Field data
- Bill of materials
- Inputs for cutting, kitting and pre-assembly services
BIM construction equipment can help save time and labor
Firestop cast-in sleeves
Cast-in devices are box-out formwork sleeves and passive fire protection for cable/pipe penetrations in one. By including it in your BIM models, you can avoid firestop forms and post-installed solutions, saving you time and labor.Configure and buy cast-in firestop Download Revit® family Access the BIM/CAD Library
Hilti Jaibot is a semi-automated drilling technology that helps add more efficiency to your installation projects. Using digital plans, the innovative construction robot marks and drills holes, relieving construction workers from the strenuous task of overhead drilling and allowing them to focus on operation of the construction robot and track project progress through data.Learn more about the Jaibot
Get Hilti Involved
Collaborate with us to see how end-to-end digitization can benefit your business
Even if you're a seasoned BIM user, we can show you new ways to extend its benefits beyond the design team. By leveraging new technologies and processes, Hilti integrates your workflow into one cohesive structure, helping to save time and labor while reducing the scope for errors.