Hilti’s BIM-Powered Integrated Project Solutions Boosts Construction Safety and Productivity

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Hilti, a global construction solutions provider, has recently unveiled its Integrated Project Solutions (IPS). The service suite aims to streamline construction projects across design, construction, and operational phases. By addressing challenges like space limitations, loading conditions, and building code compliance, IPS enhances coordination, scheduling, and overall cost and quality control.

Unlocking Productivity: Integrated Design Services and Prefabrication

One of the cornerstones of Hilti’s IPS is the Integrated Design Services. This feature offers 3D visualizations, expert engineering support, and BIM technology that complies with industry standards. 

The goal is to optimize Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) installations, including multi-trade supports with firestop solutions, even before the construction phase kicks off. This proactive approach saves material, minimizes on-site improvisation, and cuts down construction time.

In addition to design services, the IPS includes pre-fabrication services carried out by specialists in Prefabrication Centers. This enables Hilti to deliver fully customized and pre-assembled materials and components, reducing the time spent on cutting, assembly, and installation by up to 50% and material wastage by up to 20%.

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Addressing Industry Challenges: A Word from Hilti’s Head of Engineering

Sam Keung, Head of Engineering at Hilti North Asia, emphasizes that traditional construction methods often grapple with issues like skilled labor costs, material shortages, and on-site complexities. Hilti’s IPS aims to streamline these processes, enhancing both productivity and cost-effectiveness. 

“Ultimately, our goal is to give our customers the flexibility needed to adapt to project changes and minimise downtime, ensuring smooth project execution,” says Keung.

Safety and Sustainability: Jobsite Automation and Digitalization

Safety is a non-negotiable aspect of any construction project. Hilti’s IPS is designed with this in mind, offering expert guidance, advanced tools, and digital services to minimize potential hazards. 

One such innovation is the Jaibot Drilling Robot, which can handle repetitive and precise drilling tasks in high-risk areas, contributing to a safer and more productive environment.

Hilti is also committed to sustainability, offering resources and expertise to assess and execute projects with environmental performance in mind. A recent collaboration with Merck demonstrated how IPS could reduce material usage by 50% and reduce CO2 emissions by 120 tons.

The Transformative Power of Hilti’s IPS

Hilti’s Integrated Project Solutions offer a holistic approach to construction, addressing challenges in coordination, safety, and sustainability. By leveraging advanced technologies like BIM and introducing innovations like pre-fabrication and jobsite automation, Hilti is raising the bar in the construction industry.

To explore how Hilti’s IPS can elevate your construction projects, visit their dedicated website or get in touch with their team of experts.

Source: PRNewswire, Hong Kong, October 31, 2023

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