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Maximising Efficiency: The Time-Saving Benefits of FTI Group’s BIM Content

In the world of architecture and design, time is a precious commodity. Architects and designers are constantly seeking ways to streamline their workflows and optimise efficiency without compromising quality. Fortunately, advancements in technology have revolutionised the design process, offering innovative solutions to enhance productivity. Among these solutions, FTI Group’s REVIT and Building Information Modelling (BIM) files stand out for their ability to save architects and designers valuable time, particularly when working with products like Fast Tread® stair and BlueDeck Composite™ decking.

Understanding Fast Tread® stair and BlueDeck Composite™ decking.

Before exploring the benefits, let’s briefly introduce Fast Tread® stair and BlueDeck Composite™ decking.

Fast Tread® stair is a simple, fast and safe permanent formwork system for concrete stairs designed for efficiency and ease of installation.

On the other hand, BlueDeck Composite™ decking is a rigid permanent metal decking formwork for simplifying the construction of suspended concrete slabs.

The Time-Saving Benefits of FTI Group’s REVIT and BIM Files.

Seamless Integration with Design Workflows:
FTI Group’s REVIT and BIM files for Fast Tread® stair and BlueDeck Composite™ decking seamlessly integrate into architects’ and designers’ existing design workflows, saving them the hassle of manually modelling or specifying these products. By providing ready-to-use BIM objects and components, FTI Group enables professionals to quickly incorporate Fast Tread® stair and BlueDeck Composite™ decking into their designs with minimal effort, accelerating the design process and reducing the time spent on product selection and specification.

Rapid Visualisation and Iteration:
With FTI Group’s REVIT and BIM files, architects and designers can rapidly visualise and iterate on their designs, allowing them to explore different configurations and options for incorporating Fast Tread® stair and BlueDeck Composite™ decking into their projects. The detailed 3D models and parametric data provided in the BIM files enable professionals to make informed decisions about product placement, dimensions, and aesthetics, speeding up the design process and reducing the need for extensive revisions later on.

Accurate Quantity Take-offs and Cost Estimation:
FTI Group’s REVIT and BIM files facilitate accurate quantity take-offs and cost estimation for Fast Tread® stair and BlueDeck Composite™ decking, saving architects and designers valuable time during the planning and budgeting stages of their projects. By leveraging the parametric data embedded in the BIM files, professionals can generate precise material quantities and cost estimates with ease, eliminating the need for manual calculations or guesswork. This streamlined approach enables architects and designers to make informed decisions about project costs and specifications upfront, reducing the risk of budget overruns and delays down the line.

Enhanced Collaboration and Coordination:
By utilising FTI Group’s REVIT and BIM files, architects and designers can enhance collaboration and coordination with other project stakeholders, such as contractors, engineers, and clients. The standardised BIM models provide a common platform for exchanging information and coordinating efforts, enabling seamless communication and reducing the likelihood of errors or conflicts during the design and construction phases. This collaborative approach fosters a more efficient and cohesive project delivery process, ultimately saving time for all parties involved.

Future-Proofing Designs:
FTI Group’s REVIT and BIM files help future-proof designs by providing architects and designers with up-to-date product information and specifications that can easily be modified or updated as needed. As project requirements evolve or change over time, professionals can quickly adapt their designs to incorporate updates to Fast Tread® stair and BlueDeck Composite™ decking without having to start from scratch. This flexibility ensures that designs remain relevant and compliant with current standards and regulations, saving architects and designers time and resources in the long run.

FTI Group’s REVIT and BIM files for Fast Tread® stair and BlueDeck Composite™ decking offer architects and designers a range of time-saving benefits that streamline the design process and enhance productivity. From seamless integration with design workflows to rapid visualisation and accurate quantity take-offs, these innovative tools empower professionals to work more efficiently and effectively, ultimately delivering better outcomes for their clients and stakeholders.

To download FTI Groups REVIT & BIM files, click here.

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Preformed vs. Conventional Construction Methods: A Comparative Analysis

Driven by the ever-present need for optimising efficiency, safety, sustainability, and innovation in the construction industry, over the years the different construction methods we use are continuing to evolve.

The most common construction methods are prefabricated (or preformed) formwork and traditional (or conventional) formwork, each with its advantages and challenges.

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You can trust Fast Tread®
to be compliant with:

• AS/NZS1657:2018
for fixed platforms, walkways, stairways, and ladders
• AS/NZS1428.1:2009
for design for access and mobility
• AS/NZS1170.1:2002
for structural design actions
• AS/NZS3990:1993
for mechanical equipment
• AS/NZS4100:1998
for steel structures
• AS/NZS4991:2004
for lifting devices
• AS/NZS1554.1:2011
for structural steel welding
• AS/NZS4761:2001
for steel reinforcing materials

Compliance assured for your peace of mind. For more information, contact our design team.