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Do you think digital planning with BIM and plant design is for design teams only? Think again

Digitised construction processes are key to managing scarce resources. With Hilti as an Integrated Project Partner providing Integrated Design Services, your design, construction and facility teams can leverage industry-compliant BIM methodology to increase productivity before, during and after construction.


Design phase

  • Value engineering
  • Clash detection
  • Multi-discipline solutions
  • Optimised firestop systems

Construction phase

  • Prefabrication
  • Logistics and delivery transparency
  • Digital-to-Field for efficient site layout
  • Digitised documentation/validation
  • Firestop documentation software
  • Jaibot for semi-autonomous drilling

Building operation

  • Operations readiness
  • Maintenance management
  • Digital twinning for as-built documentation
  • Operations optimisation
50 %

material cost saving

50 %

construction time saved

0 x

on-site engineering decisions
thanks to advanced planning

4-6 weeks

labour saving

Design Phase


Mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems installed in the same strut trapeze structure, thanks to BIM tech integration in construction

MEP supports and firestop solutions – for efficient installations and clash detection

Integrated Design Services with 3D visualisations can help you optimise MEP installations, such as multi-trade supports that include firestop solutions, before construction begins. Find ways to save material, avoid on-site improvisation and reduce construction time.

Architect, engineer or project manager using BIM (building information modeling) due to tech integration in construction

Value engineering – for safer and more efficient buildings

What are your needs? We'll design for it. If standardisation, flexibility or modularity are your priorities, we'll deliver an optimised proposal. For firestop this can help reduce the number of engineering judgments required and gives you greater visibility over those you have.

BIM used to avoid clashes between pipes and cables on construction sites

Clash detection for MEP supports and firestop – to avoid improvised solutions on site

You see potential clashes before work begins on site, helping you to avoid ad-hoc solutions. BIM's what-you-see-is-what-you-get 3D visualisation of MEP supports and fire protection systems makes design optimisation easier – long before construction begins.

Construction worker using BIM-compatible layout tool to locate building elements on a jobsite

Digital-to-Field model creation – for trustworthy documentation

Information on existing buildings can be patchy. By importing measurements of walls, slabs, rebar and some MEP elements from digital twinning devices into your model, you'll improve operations readiness and streamline maintenance management.

Design optimisation in action

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

Pre-fabrication: kitting, cutting and pre-assembly – save time and labour

Having a detailed digital model opens the door to prefabrication. Shop drawings can be exported with a few clicks. Cut out the manual prep for MEP supports with kitting, cutting and pre-assembly, or take advantage of cutting and kitting services for firestop. Save time and waste and reduce room for error.

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Construction site logistics simplified by BIM and E2E workflows

Construction robots – for more productive MEP installations

What if a robot could take on repetitive work, help reduce the risk of human error and complete MEP projects faster, more safely and more accurately? Using digital planning as a base, the semi-autonomous drilling robot Jaibot is taking mechanical, electrical, plumbing and interior finishing installation work to the next level.

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

Digital-to-Field – for high-speed jobsite layout

In practice, Digital-to-Field means guided positioning of drilling points for MEP supports, anchors and cast-in components like anchor channels or firestop sleeves. Advanced layout tools can read your BIM files and design outputs directly and use a built-in laser to locate points from the model in reality. Cast-in solutions can boost productivity by saving labour, bringing post-installation flexibility and cutting out work steps.

Jobsite Manager keeping track of operations using a mix of digital and physical information

Validation – instantly prove that you have built to spec

In an end-to-end process, a digital building model is the single source of truth. It’s easier to integrate validation processes: the model shows what to install where, and the related proof can be linked to the model for easier documentation generation. Tools like impact drivers with the Adaptive Torque module or software like Firestop Documentation Manager save validation information automatically while you install.

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BIM used on a mobile device for paperless as-built documentation of a building

Digital twinning – for accurate and complete as-built documentation

Once the building is up and running, digital wall scanners like our PS series multidetectors and advanced layout tools like our PLT 400 can help keep your digital model up to date. These tools offer a more efficient way to document retrofits or modifications, and transfer them to the model directly. 

Firestop Intumescent sealant documented using BIM-compatible software integrating technology in construction work and facility management

Validation and operations readiness

Anyone responsible for making sure a building's safety systems pass their inspections knows how much paperwork is involved. With laser scanning equipment, BIM and other digital construction management solutions for handover documentation, you can enjoy the peace of mind that your as-built documentation will be helpful during the whole building life cycle

BIM virtual simulation - called digital twin - using augmented reality as a high-tech construction method which also benefits facility managers

Designed for smooth operations

By partnering with Hilti early on in your project, operation requirements can be incorporated into the design. The proposals you receive aim to be optimised for the whole lifecycle, especially the efficient management of inhabited buildings. 


Solve construction site productivity issues before they happen. Integrated Design Services can help you lower material costs, slash installation time and avoid on-site improvisation, but only if you partner with Hilti early in the design phase. Take MEP, for example. Without integrated design, support structures are planned onsite and separately by each trade. With Hilti as an Integrated Project Partner, you can leverage industry-compliant BIM methodology to design support structures shared by all trades. 

Discover how your construction business can benefit from our Integrated Design Services:

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

1. Framework

Set a clear starting point and divide the project into conceptual solutions.


  • Project divided into individual applications
  • Optimised schematic design proposal for MEP supports and firestop solutions
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Two Hilti engineers collaborating on BIM design

2. Design

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


  • Designed MEP supports (“typicals”) optimised for high-repetition and/or complex cases
  • Designed fire solutions optimised for reliability and repeatability, such as cast-in fire protection devices
  • Engineering reports
  • Individual exception reports
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A Hilti engineer modelling MEP supports in BIM

3. BIM modelling

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


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

4. Output

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


  • Shop drawings
  • Overview drawings
  • Digital-to-Field data
  • Bill of materials
  • Suggestions for cutting, kitting and pre-assembly services
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5. Collaboration Service

We also provide a collaboration service to support you throughout the entire project. We'll even be on site for regular alignment meetings.

BIM construction equipment can save time and labour

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

Firestop cast-in sleeves

Think of cast-in devices as box-out formwork sleeves and passive fire protection for cable/pipe penetrations in one. You can include it in your BIM models. A major labour-saver, you avoid firestop foams and coated board.

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

Advanced layout tools

Construction total stations and digital layout tools like the Hilti PLT 400 can read your BIM files directly – no manual point selection necessary. Upgrading to these digitised tools typically makes the work of laying out jobsites a much faster, one-person task.

Learn more about the Hilti PLT 400
High-tech power tool for automatically installing bolts with exactly the right torque for approvals

Adaptive Torque system

When fitted with the AT module, compatible impact wrenches can automatically torque and re-torque anchors in compliance with approvals. The tool also saves installation data for inspection reports.

Quickly find approved fastenings


Discover how end-to-end digitisation can benefit your construction business

Even if you're a seasoned BIM user, we can show you new ways to extend its benefits beyond the design team. High-tech construction equipment can save labour, time, administration and reduce the scope for errors.