PBC Today | October 08, 2020
HS2 is the first major infrastructure programme to adopt digital engineering, with BIM at its core, at the very earliest stages of the project to allow future benchmarking to be delivered over the entire lifecycle – and in real time. Head of digital engineering Dr Sonia Zahiroddiny explains how it works. Digital engineering within HS2 is an umbrella term used to describe the application of Computer Aided Design (CAD), Geographic Information System (GIS) and wider information modelling and management processes to enable a collaborative and efficient collection, sharing, integration and visualisation of engineering and asset data. HS2 is too big and too complex to be managed using traditional static and document-based ways of working because we will be creating and need to manage large amounts of data. It is vital that the project’s data is of a high quality, plus it needs to be accessible and can be visualised in the wider context of the programme to support better decision making. From its very earliest days, HS2 has been committed to utilising digital engineering, with BIM at its core. This is not only to fulfil our obligations as a publicly procured project but also to go beyond the government’s mandate to transform the way the industry has traditionally designed and constructed infrastructure projects. By doing so, we are following the example of manufacturing, aerospace and other advanced sectors that have used the latest trends in technology to revolutionise their ways of working.
Project Time & Cost, LLC | June 30, 2021
Project Time & Cost, LLC (PT&C), a Top 50 Program Management company according to Engineering News-Record, today announced the launch of PT&C CostCenter. This cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) provides an integrated set of tools for agencies and commercial enterprises that require up-to-date construction cost data and efficient collaborative cost estimating solutions - one of the most secure and advanced costs estimating toolboxes available on the market.
PT&C CostCenter serves as an information center for its cost engineering solutions, providing a complete overview of important performance metrics. In addition, users will discover an E2E facilities cost lifecycle ecosystem at their fingertips when integrating more PT&C applications into their company workspace. Among these cutting-edge solutions are PT&C CostBook, PT&C CostBase, and PT&C CostPro.
The basis for offering this capacity in a cloud-based platform with deep insight into more than 35,000 cost elements, including historical trends and regional adjustments, is PT&C's 40 years of expertise in providing specialist program management services. In addition, to meet every customer requirement, the tools are supported by a staff of seasoned cost professionals.
The goal of PT&C is to offer smart estimate solutions to the construction sector. The construction software is specially intended to assist owners, contractors, engineers, and architects in resolving coordination issues. As a result, construction teams may trust the integrity of their cost data, simpler processes, and improved communication regardless of the size or complexity of a project. In addition, with these tools, project managers and developers will have more accurate cost estimates based on current market trends and labor costs.
Transparent construction cost data is provided by PT&C CostBook, which integrates with any estimating system. This out-of-the-box solution, maintained by professional cost engineers, includes over 35,000 searchable constructive jobs and an extensive catalog of modern building materials.
PT&C CostBase is intended to provide basic estimates fast. PT&C CostPro is a complete cost estimate platform based on decades of experience in generating accurate assessments of complicated building expenses to assist clients in working more effectively.
PT&C has provided project management, cost engineering, and bespoke digital solutions to federal agencies and major commercial clients for over 40 years. PT&C, comprised of a team of dedicated professionals, has been recognized to ENR's list of the Top 50 Program Management companies and Top 100 Construction Management-for-Fee firms on many occasions.
About Project Time & Cost, LLC
PT&C is a leading provider of professional services and solutions to federal government agencies and commercial clients in the United States. Consulting, project management, and technological development are all services offered by the company.
Belcan | March 04, 2022
Belcan, LLC ("Belcan"), a global supplier of design, software, manufacturing, supply chain, information technology and digital engineering solutions to the aerospace, defense, space, government services, automotive and industrial markets, today announced that it has been selected by Airbus for a multi-year award as an engineering, manufacturing engineering and services strategic supplier (EMES3).
Belcan and its partner Sogeclair, with their productive and enduring alliance of 10 years, are recognized once more as valued partners to Airbus to address the future technological, environmental and industrial challenges in the aerospace industry.
"We thank Airbus for continuing to recognize Belcan as a valued supplier by bringing our deep and broad aerospace expertise and long legacy of providing high-quality engineering and manufacturing services to the aerospace industry,"
- Lance Kwasniewski, CEO of Belcan.
The multi-year framework contract, which was awarded after a highly demanding selection process spanning several months, will further strengthen Belcan's long-standing relationship with Airbus, which has continued through numerous agreements since 2002. The EMES3 award allows Belcan to support all divisions, subsidiaries and affiliates of Airbus across engineering, manufacturing engineering and customer services functions.
Belcan is a global supplier of design, software, manufacturing, supply chain, information technology, and digital engineering solutions to the aerospace, defense, space, government services, automotive, and industrial markets. Belcan engineers better outcomes for customers – from jet engines, airframe, and avionics to heavy vehicles, automobiles, and cybersecurity. Belcan takes a partnering approach to provide solutions that are adaptable, integrated, and value-added, and has been earning the trust of its customers for over 60 years. For more information, please visit www.belcan.com.