Background

Our client Hi Therm Homes (HTH) restarted their precast factory after a long gap in operations and this was the time when the housing market was witnessing a huge surge in demand. HTH wanted to make the most of this opportunity and having their own precast manufacturing offered them a good head start.

To reduce turnaround time and improve efficiency, they decided to digitize the complete manufacturing process and for this, StruSoft’s IMPACT BIM solution came up as a natural choice.

HTH does not have an in-house team for designing precast elements and wanted to avoid the process of hiring new employees and training them, as time was of essence. Therefore, it was decided that StruSoft would offer them Building Information Modelling services through their own subsidiary company StruEngineers India (P) Limited.

The Setup

The overall arrangement worked out like this :-

  • HTH did not have any BIM software so as a start, they shared architectural drawings with StruEngineers.
  • After multiple rounds of discussions, the final approved model and construction schedule was shared by HTH.
  • The Standard IMPACT BIM factory setup was done, and the component & connections library was set up, which in turn would be useful in all current and future projects.
  • Then individual precast elements were designed, and the final BOQ & reports were prepared by StruEngineers and shared with HTH.
StruEngineers client workflow

Once this was done, HTH opted to have the IMPACT BIM Production Module at their end for use on “subscription basis”.
This module helped them with
– Production Planning,
– Optimizing the casts / beds for manufacturing the required precast elements
– Quality Analysis
– Planning transport of the precast elements to site
– Proper stacking sequence at site in tune with the construction plan
IMPACT BIM does all this automatically

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The Outcome

The HTH team at Ireland and StruEngineers team in India had a smooth, seamless, and hassle-free coordination over IMPACT BIM CLOUD resulting in timely commencement and completion of the project. The project is almost complete and at “ready-for-fitouts” stage.

William Campion from Hi Therm Homes Dublin Ireland

“StruEngineers’ professional approach & expertise obviated our need to have an in-house design team and dealing with the various HR challenges that come along with. IMPACT BIM is highly feature-rich, and we intend to leverage maximum benefit of its capabilities. It offers machine language output; therefore, we have already introduced robotic printing at our factory, which is compatible with IMPACT output.”

Says….William Campion from Hi Therm Homes, Dublin, Ireland.

The project was well coordinated between the two locations situated almost 8000 km away from each other and the client is very satisfied. The phenomenal capabilities of IMPACT BIM and our expertise, has given them the confidence to continue engaging our services on their upcoming projects.

The biggest benefit to the client, in their own words, was the absence of any need to have their own design team on payroll. This greatly relieved them of the efforts of finding suitable candidates, training them, dealing with added administrative issues, employee turnover etc and they are happy with the outsourcing arrangement with StruEngineers. Moreover, the client was immensely impressed with IMPACT’s user-friendliness in spite of offering so many features.

Our Design Expert Mangesh Dhumal summarizes his experience very aptly

mangesh

“In this case, the project & design modules of IMPACT BIM were used in India and the production module in Ireland – as if some ingredients of a recipe were prepared in India and the rest, in Ireland and then cooked together in a common cauldron – our IMPACT BIM CLOUD.

The coordination was so seamless that the huge distance between the two locations seemed insignificant !”

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