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

Significant reduction

In on-site engineering decisions due to advance planning

Up to 4-6 weeks

Labor saving potential

Design Phase

Optimizing your design with BIM and end-to-end planning

CFS-CID, Firestop Cast-in Device

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. 

Building phase

How BIM can help to keep your jobsites running on schedule

Offsite pre-assembly and prefabrication services are much simpler when working with BIM

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.

Two workers onsite using a Total Station layout tool and BIM-ready tablet to position MEP supports

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.

Resources

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: 

Hilti engineers discussing a MEP project as the first step in an end-to-end BIM workflow

1. Framework

Set a clear starting point, slicing the project into conceptual but optimized solutions.

Deliverables: 

  • Project sliced into individual applications
  • Optimized schematic design proposal for firestop solutions
  • Hilti service offer for the design services
Two Hilti engineers collaborating on BIM design

2. Design

Evolve the concepts into design proposals, defined by engineering reports.

Deliverables: 

  • Designed fire protection solutions optimized for reliability and repeatability 
  • Engineering reports
  • Individual exception reports
A Hilti engineer modelling MEP supports in BIM

3. BIM modeling

Add the designed firestop solutions directly into your BIM model and report any issues that may need re-design.

Deliverables:

  • Fire protection systems added to BIM model
  • Report of exceptions (issues)
Hilti engineer onsite with a customer with shop drawings in the foreground

4. BIM Outputs

For a smoother transfer of the design from the office to construction on the jobsite.

Deliverables: 

  • 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

Hilti firestop cast-in sleeves for cables and pipes being placed on concrete slabs after laying them out in BIM

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
Layout tool (robotic total station with BIM capability) used for locating building elements on construction sites

BIM-to-Field solutions

Hilti’s latest site layout tools can read your BIM files directly without manual point selection. Upgrading to these digitized tools typically makes the work of laying out jobsites a much faster, one-person task.

See BIM-powered site layout in action CAD layout services

Hilti Jaibot

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.

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