Hilti is a multinational corporation that develops, manufactures, and markets products for the construction, building maintenance, energy and manufacturing industries. Hilti is passionate to build a better future, and Hilti Firestop for BIM is a great example of that. It is a MagiCAD Cloud Selection Tool that enables fast and efficient firestop design in MagiCAD for Revit.
Firestop helps to protect buildings and save lives, and it’s also a legal requirement. Designing for passive fire protection can get complex through penetrations caused by pipes, cables or ducts. The Hilti Firestop for BIM enables fast and efficient firestop design in MagiCAD for Revit. The tool obtains data from the project in the MagiCAD for Revit and automatically optimizes provision of voids based on the selected fire protection products. This makes designing process easy and effortless.
“We are very happy about the cooperation with MagiCAD and the new tool we have developed for firestop design. Our starting point in the development project has been customer orientation and easy and safe usability. The tool enables firestop design and building information modeling hand in hand, taking into account all the most important aspects of successful firestop planning and contracting, from the provision of voids to budgeting and the implementation model. The tool makes it possible to improve operational methods between different parties in projects.” Mikael Kiuru, Head of Engineering, Hilti.
Remember also MagiCAD Builders Work Openings toolset. It’s a free Revit add-in that ensures the needed communication with architects and structural engineers for provisions and voids for ducts, pipes, cable trays or any other containment that passes through a wall, roof, or slab.
Advantages of using the Hilti Firestop for BIM
- Efficient and safe firestop design
- Seamless optimization of provision of voids as part of the design process
- Quantity calculation and volume calculation of firestop products – easier and more realistic budgeting
- Digital firestop plan based on a BIM model and implementation model with relevant data
How MagiCAD Cloud Selection Tool for Hilti works
The tool automatically brings the related information about the structure and technical requirements from the selected provision of voids in the project, which are needed to determine firestop solutions. Based on the information brought from the project, the selection tool offers functional and ETA-approved options, from which the user can choose the best solution for their project. Adding BIM objects to the project is possible with one click. Hilti Firestop for BIM automatically adjusts or optimizes the size provision of voids allowances based on the selected firestop products. The added objects contain the necessary information for preparing a firestop plan as well as object-specific information that supports quantity calculation.
The Hilti Firestop for BIM -modeling tool supports firestop planning by providing a tool with which firestop solutions can be easily defined and added as part of information modeling to functional and ETA-approved firestop solutions based on the information obtained from the project. The detailed drawings needed for the firestop plan can be downloaded from the selection tool, and the product objects created through the selection tool are automatically linked to the firestop details.
Hilti Firestop for BIM is currently available in Finnish:
Hilti Corporation is a Liechtensteiner multinational company that develops, manufactures, and markets products for the construction, building maintenance, energy and manufacturing industries, mainly to the professional end-user. Hilti has about 32,000 employees around the world, in more than 120 countries.