Hilti has showcased its BIM-driven Integrated Project Solutions (IPS) offering, a suite of services designed for various aspects of construction projects from design, construction and operation phases.
As a solution, the IPS can help manage issues such as space constraints, loading conditions and the application of relevant building codes related to projects, supporting coordination and scheduling. By combining pre-fabrication services, logistics, jobsite automation and digital solutions, the IPS help drive construction practices.
Integrated Design Services and Prefabrication
To deconstruct the IPS offering, Hilti will begin by providing customers Integrated Design Services with 3D visualizations through engineering support and industry-compliant Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology to support MEP installations, such as multi-trade supports that include firestop solutions before construction begins.
The IPS also includes pre-fabrication services, enabling manufacturing of components offsite which are carried out by specialists in Prefabrication Centers. This allows Hilti to deliver customized and pre-assembled materials and components.
"Traditional construction methods often face challenges such as skilled labor costs and shortages, material surpluses or shortages, or perhaps come across complexities and accident risks when coordinating assemblies and installations on the jobsite. With such issues, Hilti's IPS was created to streamline these processes, improving 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," said Sam Keung, head of engineering, Hilti North Asia.
Jobsite Automation and Digitalization
Hilti's IPS focuses on creating the platform for safe working environments. Providing customers with guidance, tools and digital services, the IPS helps minimize risk factors and potential hazards on jobsites.
"One of the ways the IPS mitigates construction-related risks for our clients is through the timely delivery of the right materials in the right place at the right time. Another tool that we offer to significantly help reduce jobsite risk and ease labour shortages is the Jaibot Drilling Robot. With its expertise in repetitive and precise drilling work, the autonomous robot can be employed to take on high ceiling installation jobs in dangerous parts of construction, which can help contribute to a safer and more productive project. Overall, we have designed all our offerings with safety in mind," said Keung.
Through the IPS, customers have access to experts and resources that can help assess projects in terms of environmental performance and then execute them.