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PDC accepted into Forbes Human Resources Council

11 May 2018

Forbes Human Resources Council is an Invitation-Only Community for HR Executives Across All Industries

PDC has been accepted into the Forbes Human Resources Council, an invitation-only community for HR executives across all industries.

PDC joins other Forbes Human Resources Council members, who are hand-selected, to become part of a curated network of successful peers and get access to a variety of exclusive benefits and resources, including the opportunity to submit thought leadership articles and short tips on industry-related topics for publishing on Forbes.com.

Forbes Councils combines an innovative, high-touch approach to community management perfected by the team behind Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) with the extensive resources and global reach of Forbes. As a result, Forbes Council members get access to the people, benefits and expertise they need to grow their businesses — and a dedicated member concierge who acts as an extension of their own team, providing personalized one-on-one support.

Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, says, “We are honored to welcome PDC into the community. Our mission with Forbes Councils is to curate successful professionals from every industry, creating a vetted, social capital-driven network that helps every member make an even greater impact on the business world.

 

About Forbes Councils

Forbes partnered with the founders of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) to launch Forbes Councils, invitation-only communities for world-class business professionals in a variety of industries. Members, who are hand-selected by each Council’s community team, receive personalized introductions to each other based on their specific needs and gain access to a wide range of business benefits and services, including best-in-class concierge teams, personalized connections, peer-to-peer learning, a business services marketplace, and the opportunity to share thought leadership content on Forbes.com. For more information about Forbes Human Resources Council, visit https://forbeshrcouncil.com/. To learn more about Forbes Councils, visit forbescouncils.com.

PDC sponsor 2018 Australian Institute of Building (AIB) QLD Awards Night

07 May 2018

PDC are proud to be part of the Queensland Professional Excellence in Building Awards night as a corporate sponsor. The awards recognise individual professional excellence in the building construction industry. The winners will proceed to the national awards which will be announced in September in Canberra.

AIB is an association of building professionals and technicians engaged in building practice, teaching or research. Their mission is to be a leading body of focus for the building industry, valued for its services to its members, reflecting its ideals for education, standards and ethics and the source of authoritative and visionary comment on behalf of professionals in the industry.

Join us and purchase your tickets here.

PDC BIM talks at the ASSA ABLOY Conference

20 Feb 2018

Building information modelling (BIM) is a hot topic in Australia, and as the Perth Stadium is opening its doors and the Queen’s Wharf project in Brisbane is demolishing city blocks, who better to discuss BIM than a highly-respected BIM manager from PDC?

The PDC Group, which services the industrial, commercial, and infrastructure industries, provides BIM management and consultancy services for a number of landmark projects around Australia.  With a client list including, FMG, BHP, Rio Tinto, Multiplex, the John Holland Group and Destination Brisbane Consortium just to name a few.

Nick Rostin was invited in as a guest speaker at the recent ASSA ABLOY national sales conference in Melbourne, as ASSA ABLOY’s sales team was looking to gain a greater understanding of the shift in the construction industry and how consultants and contractors are moving from 2D design to “3D” and “BIM” processes.  

“It was an absolute pleasure presenting to the ASSA ABLOY team, the group are clearly very interested in maintaining industry leading practice, which was only highlighted by some of the technical curve balls thrown my way at question time,” states Nick.

The PDC Group has its finger on the pulse of the BIM world, and it was more than apparent as Nick showcased the intricate details that go into the design and construction of large scale commercial projects; from clash detection to 4D, 5D, virtual reality applications, detailed modelling and more.

Understanding these processes are critical for manufacturers, such as ASSA ABLOY. The sales team at ASSA ABLOY utilise a BIM software tool called Openings Studio as its hardware specification writing tool.  This tool integrates directly with other BIM design software, such as Autodesk’s Revit, to seamlessly coordinate and transfer project data for complete, accurate door hardware schedules and specifications. 

“Nick Rostin’s presentation gave the entire ASSA ABLOY specification team great insight into what the future for construction management will look like and how BIM modelling and co-ordination effects the entire project, not just door hardware,” says Ben Montgomery, National Sales Manager - Specification for Australia.

Openings Studio and ASSA ABLOY have created a plugin that alleviates stress and inaccuracies to help facilitate design and construction.  After following along with Nick’s presentation and understanding the scope of 3D construction, ASSA ABLOY has never been more confident that Openings Studio is a unique application that will allow architects, builders, distributors, and facility mangers to achieve their project goals, from LOD 100 to LOD 500, from design thru the building life cycle, Openings Studio has a solution for it all!

We have extreme respect for PDC and their ability to manage the constantly changing BIM Landscape. Thank you again to Nick and PDC Group for their willingness to speak in front of our team!  We look forward to developing a strong relationship with PDC as we work toward a common goal – delivering accurate 3D design and modelling to our clients.

PDC are proud to be a part of providing real project experience to Curtin University Students

23 Jan 2018

PDC have long been a part of the Curtin University’s Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) Cooperative. This initiate by the School of Design and Built Environment brings together the top students covering all disciplines of construction to gain real world project experience.  PDC along with other leading companies including Multiplex, Hassell and Public Transport Authority of WA have mentored and provided real life project challenges to students for the past few years.

Last year’s project for the VDC Coop included the Spatial Sciences, Architecture, Interior Architecture and Construction Management disciplines on the Wandering Healing Centre Project. Ari Hatzis who features on this video from the Construction Management discipline was involved in the surveying (laser scanning), 3D modelling and the creation of a VR site environment of the old mission site for stolen generation children. The project scope was to reclaim this old mission site for the stolen generation transforming it into a place of cultural healing and build social change within the community all determined by the survivors.

Ari Hatzis is who was taken on as a part time employee whilst he completed his studies is now a full time employed as a BIM Manager.

The Previous project was the Perth Stadium. PDC who was engaged as BIM managers in a supporting role to Multiplex, provided a real life project challenge which the students of the VDC Cooperative assisted in solving and offered a solution that was employed on site.

PDC are proud to be contributing to Curtin University and the future of Construction Management.

PDC joined the 2017 Salt Sixes Corporate Cricket Challenge

11 Dec 2017

PDC Salt Sixes Team: Jarrod Baker (Captain), Rob Massimi, Warwick Brough, Thor Bekkevold, Filipe Seara, Cameron Moylan and Bruce Dainton

Beneficiary: Muscular Dystrophy WA

If you did not know, PDC participated in the 2017 Salt Sixes Corporate Cricket day on Friday the 8th of December which was held a Tompkins Park. This was the second year PDC has entered a team, and there was probably a little bit more expectation from our team to win a game or two. If you did not know, we actually did not win a game at last year’s event. So this year, the team had numerous training sessions to prepare for the day and it seem to pay off with some better batting performances in the first couple of games.

First game we were up against Salt Property. We started well with Rob Massimi and Warwick Brough opening the batting and Rob retiring on 30 odd. Warwick remained not out on 27 and finished the innings losing no wickets and scoring 70 odd runs. Salt then came out to bat and we had them in trouble early with a few wickets and then Cam Moylan took a couple and was on a hatrick (but did not get it). So we won the first game comfortably. Our first win in the Salt Sixes competition. What a relief as captain!

Second game we were up against the NAB. Again we batted first and had slow start with some good bowling from the opposition. Eventually we had a batsman retire and the team went on the score another 70 plus runs for the innings. Filipe come steaming in when we were bowling and hit a batsman in the ribs just to soften him up a bit. It ended up being a pretty comfortable win for PDC in the end. Our second win for the day and our second win ever. The team were feeling pumped by this time and looking forward to the next game.

Third game we came up against the reigning title holders, Kyalami Landscapes. This was going to be a massive test for the boys to see if all the training could hold them in good stead against a very good opponent. Unfortunately it was not to be. The less said about this game probably the better. Let’s just say that this side eventually went on the play in the grand final to attempt to defend their title. Even with 4 changes from their side from last year. We actually got beaten by 70 runs in the end. A massive loss after the two previous wins.

We were now at the lunch break so the boys could regroup, have a feed, a few more drinks and rest in the air conditioning. During the lunch break, the semi-final games are announced. We did not make it to the main finals so we were to play in a plate semi-final against a team called CBB (Cricketers Behaving Badly). Once this was announced, it was Vodka & soda water shots all round before lunch actually started.

Fourth and final game of the day was against CBB. Before the game started, it was again vodka & soda water shots all round and then time to play. By this time everyone was ready for the day to end. We had just finished lunch, it was late in the afternoon and it was hot. We bowled first and CBB made about 80 odd runs. Our chase for those runs did not start well losing a wicket first ball and then another very shortly afterwards. Thor and Bruce were at the crease trying to get the runs but the heat and the size of the target finally got the better of our batsmen (Bruce especially). We eventually lost the game so we ended the day with 2 wins and 2 losses. A great improvement from last year and I think everyone had a great time. Even the new comers had a great day.

So hopefully next year we can get more people wanting to play so everyone can experience the day. Roll on December next year for another Salt Sixes Corporate Day.

Also, you may be asking why we have a beneficiary. Well al the leftover proceeds from the nomination fees, raffles and auctions are split between grassroots cricket clubs or Musculary Dystrophy WA. I chose to donate our portion of the monies to Muscular Dystrophy WA.

Positive reaction to Alastair’s Presentation on BIM Management at the Autodesk University Conference

07 Dec 2017

The AU conference every year brings together leading industry experts from all over the globe intent on expanding minds and improving skills and workflows.

Alastair Brook was invited to present a piece on PDC’s BIM Management experience, A Client's Approach to BIM on a Multi-Form, Multi-Stage Integrated Resort Development. In the room was an eclectic mix of representatives from various industries with a broad range of project experience. Just to name a few the presentation brought together construction, government, entertainment industry corporations from Japan, Chile, Netherlands, Canada, France, UK, UAE and of course USA. Affirming that PDC are offering a world class BIM Management consultancy service.

Some feedback from an anonymous survey held post presentation included comments:

"This class was very forward thinking and showed were the industry is heading."

"Good job at breaking down a really complex challenge."

"His was the most inspiring session of the entire conference. Seeing just how successful a project can be when the ENTIRE team is working with a BIM model was just incredible. The presenter new his subject and impressed with his poise."

PDC BIM Talk at Curtin University

23 Oct 2017

Russell Bell, Project BIM Manager recently took part in a guest lecture series for the Construction Management students at Curtin University. Russell took the students through PDC’s approach to BIM management. Using BIM for design authoring and 3D coordination; Integrating time and cost into BIM (i.e. 4D and 5D); QA processes for controlling errors omissions and redundancy of information within BIM and Change in project delivery and workflow when using BIM in the current and future construction management process.

Catch PDC BIM at the upcoming events happening this year!

14 Sep 2017

BIM-MEP Construction Innovation Forum 2017
September 14-15

Queen’s Wharf Brisbane BIM Strategy
September 14 (Thursday), 11:20AM

Alastair Brook, PDC BIM Operations Manager and Chris Deans, Services Manager at Destination Brisbane Consortium will be jointly presenting at the coming BIM-MEP Construction Innovation 2017 Forum this week. They will be discussing BIM implementation on Queens Wharf Brisbane. 

 

 

BrisBIM Gathering - October 2017
Level 6 Atrium, Science and Engineering Centre (P Block), Brisbane, QLD.

BIM on Queen's Wharf
October 11, 2017 (Wednesday), 5:15PM, QUT

A case study on the adoption and implementation of BIM on the new $3B Queens Wharf Integrated Resort Development in the Brisbane CBD. An initiative from the developer and operator, Destination Brisbane Consortium. The project extends over 10% of the Brisbane CBD footprint.

 

 

Autodesk University Las Vegas 2017
November 14-16, 2017

A Client's Approach to BIM on a Mutli-Form, Multi-Stage Integrated Resort Development (BLD121494)
November 14 (Tuesday), 9:15-10:15AM

A case study on the adoption of BIM on the new Queens Wharf, $3B Integrated Resort Development in the CBD of Brisbane, Australia. An initiative from the developer and operator. The project extends over 10% of the Brisbane CBD footprint. The timing and approach to create the projects virtual environment, coordination of the new and existing built form with laser scanning, review of the public realm stakeholder requirements, including the intensive public services utilities of a CBD site, through the management of an expected 600 + models in Navisworks, originating from multiple software platforms will be presented. The adoption of virtual reality and the benefits achieved for the client and design teams will be explored. While the preparation of as-built information for facility management integration with BIM360, as the first of multiple project stages step into construction will be demonstrated. A presentation on truly integrated BIM implementation for all project participants.

National Standard on Building Information Modelling Knowledge and Skills

16 Mar 2017

In an Australian first, the Australasian Procurement and Construction Council (APCC) and the Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) have this week released the Building Information Modelling (BIM) Knowledge and Skills Framework.

BIM has the potential to revolutionise the Australian construction sector and is transforming the process by which buildings and infrastructure are designed, constructed and maintained.

The Framework is a critical part of the construction sector’s approach to improvement. It is a Framework of principles, practices, and outcomes with which to build an education curriculum, professional development and business BIM requirements.

ACIF Chair, Ian Pedersen, said that the APCC and ACIF membership represents a significant section of the building and construction industry.  As the Strategic Forum for the Building and Construction Sector, APCC and ACIF together take a ‘whole of industry’ approach to facilitating positive change and encouraging greater productivity improvements in the industry.

“The Framework highlights the importance of having consistent skills and education relevant to BIM across the construction sector”, said Mr Pedersen.

APCC Executive Director, Teresa Scott, said that this Framework allows Australian businesses and educators to pay attention to BIM, with an eye to improving quality in project delivery and improve productivity.

“When the building and construction sector flourishes, so does the economy. That is why it is critical that industry and governments create the conditions that will make our industry competitive and more productive,” said Ms Scott.

The positive impact that efficiency improvements can have on the competitiveness of the building and construction industry are considerable. With an estimated construction spend in Australia of $207 billion in 2016-17 and a typical waste of effort reported at 30%, it is critical that efficient and effective processes are utilised. For example, a conservative 5% productivity improvement (in the 30% waste) driven by BIM would result in a $3.1 billion savings each year.

Given the benefits of BIM to the construction sector, a Knowledge and Skills Framework is necessary to ensure that Australia harnesses BIM’s potential and strategically engages and applies this new technology in a consistent manner.

The joint initiative between APCC and ACIF will assist the sector to optimise BIM technology, ensuring that expertise is shared across the industry in a consistent manner.  The Framework is a critical element in the construction sector’s approach to improvement and is the guide to establishing a national standard for BIM knowledge and skills.

A copy of the Framework is available online at www.apcc.gov.au and www.acif.gov.au

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The BIM Knowledge and Skills Framework was developed by a small, dedicated Working Group whose visions for BIM span beyond their usual domains.

(L-R)   Daniel Jurgens, Teresa Scott (Executive Director APCC), Will Joske, Ian Pedersen (Chair ACIF), Belinda Hodkinson, Julian Leeser MP, Alastair Brook (PDC BIM)

PDC BIM Engagement on Queen’s Wharf Brisbane

08 Mar 2017

PDC Brisbane has recently been engaged as Project BIM Managers on the $3 billion Queen’s Wharf Brisbane project.

PDC will deliver a BIM to facilities management solution on the world-class, integrated resort development spanning 26 hectares across the city and Brisbane River.

With the early works under construction and the main works currently in design, PDC are based on site working with the DBC design consultants and contractors, who are currently delivering 155 models to the project. This number is expected to triple during construction. 

The Queens Wharf integrated resort development is being delivered by Destination Brisbane Consortium and is expected to be complete in 2022.

For more information, visit queenswharfbrisbane.com.au

#BeBoldForChange

07 Mar 2017

PDC proudly supports the International Women's Day. 

This International Women's Day, PDC would like to recognize the women professionals of the company. We thank and salute each and every one across the different regions, you are an integral part of the company and its project successes. 

To celebrate International Women's Day, we asked two influencial PDC women, Tash and Heidi, to share more about their thoughts on the challenges women face today. Read more about the interview below. 

 

About International Women's Day

Every person - women, men and non-binary people - can play a part in helping drive better outcomes for women. Through meaningful celebration and targeted bold action, we can all be responsive and responsible leaders in creating a more gender inclusive world. The World Economic Forum predicts the gender gap won't close entirely until 2186. This is too long to wait. So around the world, International Women's Day provides an important opportunity for ground breaking action that can truly drive greater change for women. source: internationalwomensday.com

For more information, visit their website.

How will you #BeBoldForChange?

PDC joined the 2016 Salt Sixes Corporate Cricket Challenge

16 Dec 2016

Earlier this month a team from PDC joined the 2016 Salt Sixes Corporate Cricket Challenge, held at the beautiful Tompkins Park in Melville. Jarrod Baker, team captain, together with Max Menin, Rob Massimi, Shaun Black, Warwick Brough and Thor Bekkevold represented PDC.

It was a full day of batting and bowling against other teams and a team of under 17's cricketers. The preliminary round started off with quickfire games formatted differently where in the games are only 5 overs per innings as wicketkeepers do not bowl. Teams were divided into groups of which PDC were pitted against Bradford Legal, Misfits and BankWest with games for each round played simultaneously on the one wicket.

Round after round the PDC team fought hard, starting strong and giving a good all round performance with a couple of great pieces of fielding during the games, even squaring off against one of the eventual semi-finalists towards the end.

In the end, fun was had by all. For more about Saltsixes please click on the following link www.saltsixes.com.au

PDC Kids’s Christmas Tree Celebrations

06 Dec 2016

​Last November 27, Sunday, we celebrated the annual Kid's Christmas Tree Celebrations at Kadidjiny Park, Melville. The kids enjoyed activities prepared by the Kidz'n Sport Programme. Santa even dropped by to give presents.

We hope everyone enjoyed this early christmas celebration for the PDC Kids. Follow this link to view snapshots with Santa. 

DBM Global to Acquire PDC Global Detailing and Building Information Modeling Business

02 Nov 2016

HC2 Portfolio Company DBM Global Inc. Announces Transactions Designed to Create Comprehensive Platform to Design, Build and Manage Structural Building Projects

NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HC2 Holdings, Inc. (“HC2”) (NYSE MKT:HCHC), a diversified holding company, announced today that its operating subsidiary DBM Global Inc. (“DBM Global”) (OTC:DBMG), a family of companies providing fully integrated structural and steel construction services, has entered into an agreement to acquire the detailing and Building Information Modeling (“BIM”) management business of PDC Global Pty Ltd. (“PDC”), a highly experienced global engineering design, detailing and 3D BIM Management company. DBM Global also announced that it has entered into a sales purchase agreement to acquire BDS VirCon, a leading global steel and rebar detailing and BIM firm. The transactions are expected to close during the fourth quarter of 2016. Financial terms were not disclosed.

PDC is a highly experienced global engineering design, detailing and 3D BIM management company. Since its establishment in 1972, PDC has grown from a team of three to a global company with more than 400 detailing and 3D BIM personnel across offices in Australia, the Philippines and North America. The company has 40 years of experience in the resources, commercial and utilities sectors and has built its reputation on listening to clients, being responsive to their needs, being innovative, delivering relevant solutions and creating ongoing partnerships.

“Through the acquisition of PDC’s detailing and BIM lines of business, which will operate under the name PDC Operations (Australia) Pty Ltd, and of BDS VirCon, DBM Global now provides a uniquely comprehensive set of services to design, build and manage steel construction projects,” said Rustin Roach, President and Chief Executive Officer of DBM Global. "We are pleased to welcome our new colleagues around the world. Together, we are creating a synergistic platform of companies that offer structural building solutions for our clients inclusive of design services, BIM and virtual construction services, fabrication and erection services, as well as asset management solutions for building owners. By growing and diversifying our scope of services, we are able to offer a much larger total value proposition to our customers, which in turn, strengthens our ability to continue driving value for our shareholders.”

“Under the new DBM Global brand, we are assembling a set of complementary businesses that offer more diverse, value-added services to assist clients on complex and sophisticated projects,” said Philip Falcone, HC2’s Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President. “The acquisitions of the PDC detailing and BIM business and BDS VirCon exemplify how HC2 intends to continue growing the top line at DBM Global, which we believe could be a $1 billion revenue company over the next three to five years.”

By investing in the technology side of construction and bringing together two of the premier businesses in the space, DBM Global is better aligned to play a more decisive role in using technology to improve the way projects are designed, coordinated, and ultimately built.

"Today is an important day in the history of our company,” said Martyn Weir, Chief Executive Officer of PDC. “We believe this transaction will significantly benefit our business in many ways, including an enhanced relationship network that will help foster overall growth. We offer a unique BIM management and modelling service that provides significant value to our customers and believe the transaction will allow us to further accelerate these services going forward."

BDS VirCon is a leading global steel and rebar detailing and BIM firm with a long track record of iconic buildings in the U.S., Australia and the U.K. The company’s model can be used as the “information center” of a project by consolidating models from other trades and enabling architects, engineers and sub-contractors to interact and collaborate during the design, engineering and construction phases.

“We are pleased to be joining the DBM Global family and look forward to working with our new colleagues on exciting projects for clients,” said Vinod Muthanna, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BDS VirCon. “We believe this transaction will greatly enhance our presence in the U.S. and help us market our technology and services to an expanded client base.”

DBM Global also announced today that it has completed its formal brand launch, which was initially announced on September 15, 2016. As part of its rebranding, DBM Global began trading over the counter under the new ticker “DBMG”. This change became effective on October 5, 2016. In alignment with the rebranding, DBM Global launched a new website, which can be accessed at www.dbmglobal.com.

About HC2

HC2 Holdings, Inc. is a publicly traded (NYSE MKT:HCHC) diversified holding company, which seeks opportunities to acquire and grow businesses that can generate long-term sustainable free cash flow and attractive returns in order to maximize value for all stakeholders. HC2 has a diverse array of operating subsidiaries across seven reportable segments, including Manufacturing, Marine Services, Utilities, Telecommunications, Life Sciences, Insurance and Other. HC2's largest operating subsidiaries include Schuff International, Inc., a leading structural steel fabricator and erector in the United States, and Global Marine Systems Limited, a leading provider of engineering and underwater services on submarine cables. Founded in 1994, HC2 is headquartered in New York, New York.

About DBM Global Inc.

DBM Global Inc. is focused on delivering world class, sustainable value to its clients through a highly collaborative portfolio of companies which provide better designs, more efficient construction and superior asset management solutions. The Company offers integrated steel construction services from a single source and professional services which include design-assist, design-build, engineering, BIM participation, 3D steel modeling/detailing, fabrication, advanced field erection, project management, and state-of-the-art steel management systems. Major market segments include commercial, healthcare, convention centers, stadiums, gaming and hospitality, mixed use and retail, industrial, public works, bridges, transportation, and international projects. When the transactions have been completed, the Company, which is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, will have operations in United States, Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, Panama, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and the United Kingdom.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This release contains, and certain oral statements made by our representatives from time to time may contain, forward-looking statements. Generally, forward-looking statements include information describing actions, events, results, strategies and expectations and are generally identifiable by use of the words “believes,” “expects,” “intends,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “seeks,” “estimates,” “projects,” “may,” “will,” “could,” “might,” or “continues” or similar expressions. The forward-looking statements in this press release include without limitation statements regarding our expectation regarding building shareholder value. Such statements are based on the beliefs and assumptions of HC2's management and the management of HC2's subsidiaries. The Company believes these judgments are reasonable, but you should understand that these statements are not guarantees of performance or results, and the Company’s actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements due to a variety of important factors, both positive and negative, that may be revised or supplemented in subsequent reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K. Such important factors include, without limitation, issues related to the restatement of our financial statements; the fact that we have historically identified material weaknesses in our internal control over financial reporting, and any inability to remediate future material weaknesses; capital market conditions; the ability of HC2's subsidiaries to generate sufficient net income and cash flows to make upstream cash distributions; volatility in the trading price of HC2 common stock;the ability of HC2 and its subsidiaries to identify any suitable future acquisition opportunities; our ability to realize efficiencies, cost savings, income and margin improvements, growth, economies of scale and other anticipated benefits of strategic transactions; difficulties related to the integration of financial reporting of acquired or target businesses; difficulties completing pending and future acquisitions and dispositions; effects of litigation, indemnification claims, and other contingent liabilities; changes in regulations and tax laws; and risks that may affect the performance of the operating subsidiaries of HC2. These risks and other important factors discussed under the caption “Risk Factors” in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), and our other reports filed with the SEC could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements made in this press release.

You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements attributable to HC2 or persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the foregoing cautionary statements. All such statements speak only as of the date made, and HC2 undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

For information on HC2 Holdings, Inc., please contact:
Andrew G. Backman
Managing Director
Investor Relations & Public Relations
abackman@hc2.com
212-339-5836

HC2 Holdings, Inc.

PDC gears up for Ride2Work Day

30 Sep 2016

Grab your bike and get ready for National Ride2Work Day!

National Ride2Work Day is the largest celebration of commuter riding in Australia. Held annually in October, the day celebrates the benefits of riding to work and brings together the communities that support it. The main objective of the day is to normalise the idea of riding to work and encourage more Australians to ride to work on a regular basis. It encourages people who have never ridden to work before to give it a go, and it allows frequent riders to stay motivated and encourage their work mates to get involved.

Register for National Ride2Work Day by clicking through to the registration page.

PDC Urban attended the UDIA Awards for Excellence

15 Sep 2016

PDC Urban attended the UDIA Awards for Excellence on Saturday in the Grand Ballroom, Crown Perth. Once again, Marino Evangelisti presented the Medium Density Development Award, which this year went to Invita Apartments Stage 2, entered by Peet Limited and BGC Development. It was an opportunity to dust off our gowns and bow ties, and also launch our new PDC Urban display banners, which were very well received. 


PDC Urban Design Team

06 Sep 2016

Congratulations to the Stockland team for bringing home 6 stars from the Green Building Council of Australia! PDC is really proud to have been involved with winning project, Calleya.

For more information about our civil design projects, contact the PDC Urban Design Team.


 

Up The Bluff 2016

26 Aug 2016

For the 16th year running, a small but dedicated crew drove the 5 hours south of Perth for the PDC Bluff Knoll trip. We stopped as usual at Katanning (the fun slide capital of Western Australia) then after a bit of lunch we headed off toward the Stirling Ranges.

The first climb, Mount Hassell, afforded us some stunning views across the ranges and adjacent pastoral land, then our weary legs carried us back to camp for gourmet sausage hotdogs on the BBQ, funny stories and drinks around the campfire. We rose early Saturday morning for a cooked breakfast, and then set off to tackle Bluff Knoll. It was one of the coldest trips in memory, but we rugged up and pressed on, reaching the summit in just under 1.5 hours. Visibility was hindered by low cloud, and there was no snow this year, although lunching in the freezing Great Southern wind you wouldn't know it, so we were happy to get back to the car and its warm heaters to defrost. Dan (AKA The Machine) decided to run back to camp, and made it back the 8kms in just under 50 minutes...! The rest of the afternoon was spent kicking the footy, throwing the Frisbee and making a roaring campfire so we could hunker down for the evening. 
We shared even more great stories and chinwagged around the fire until our beds called out to all the weary bodies. Sunday we packed up, and started the long drive home, aching but content.

It was another successful year of PDC people getting together and enjoying one of our state's most beautiful regions and it’s magnificent landscape.

iConstruct 2017 is here

24 Aug 2016

New for 2017, is the first release of iConstruct's Model Compare tool. As with Zone Tools, this module leverages the nVidia CUDA framework to perform an Advanced Geometric and Data comparison between models to identify new, deleted and matching geometry.

Model compare also allows for property comparison and determines if an object has changed based on a nominated ID. The tool is exposed to BIMFlow, which allows overnight batch comparisons to be run so the results can be stored in a database file and used at a later time.  Learn more about Model Compare

Key enhancements include:

2D Hidden Line View for Smart DWG Exporter

iConstruct’s 2017 ‘2D Hidden Line View‘ option in the ‘Smart DWG Exporter’ is a new feature which generates 2D DWG files from the top view of a model in Navisworks. It processes all the geometries in the model and produces a DWG file which is ready to print or export as a PDF to send to client. Learn more about 2D Hidden Line Review

Zone Grouper for Clash Manager

iConstruct’s ‘Zone Grouper‘ feature for Clash Manager overlays zone geometry within the model. With this feature configured, each clash will contain zone information that can be used for filtering and/or grouping. Save even more time managing your clash data. Learn more about Zone Grouper

Zone Slicer for ReConstruct

iConstruct’s new ‘Zone Slicer’ for ReConstruct enables even more control over your models. Either import your own cuboid zone NWD, or use the provided utility to create a zone volume NWD from your sectioned viewpoints, then enable in ReConstruct to export a sliced NWD for each viewpoint. 

Learn more about iConstruct 2017's new features and enhancements here

Job Opening: Tekla Detailers/Checkers

15 Aug 2016

Tekla Detailers/Checkers - Manila Office 

Currently PDC Asia Pacific, Inc. is looking to employ 20+ experienced Detailers / Checkers preferably with Steel Detailing experience working on Tekla Structures.

Desired Skills and Experience

·  Candidate must possess at least a Bachelor's/College Degree , Engineering (Civil) or equivalent.

·  Minimum 3-5 years' experience in steel detailing.

·  Strong understanding of Tekla Structures with a minimum 1-3 years' experience.

·  Must possess strong interpersonal skill.

·  Self-motivated and be able to work alone or as part of a team with constant deadlines to achieve.

·  Excellent English Communication skills (both written and oral) are essential.

·  Full-Time position(s) available.

 

Why PDC?

PDC is committed to delivering value to clients across individual and multiple project lifecycles. Through early project engagement, our objective is to achieve zero rework during construction and improve project efficiencies and productivity through our integrated service model and 3D BIM capabilities.  Our TW3 (The Way We Work) management system ensures we deliver.

Revolutionary BIM Technology

Our commitment to technology and innovation has led to the development of our proprietary 3D BIM Platform - iConstruct for Autodesk Navisworks.  The technology integrates, standardises and stores data from each segment of the design and construction process to produce a single data-rich 3D model. Project teams can update and retrieve data at any stage, providing collaboration and interoperability across a project.  This knowledge is then utilised for the next project enabling us to deliver standardised, repeatable and modular designs.

Experience

Our knowledge and experience is further strengthened through our low staff turnover rate which is less than 5% per year versus current industry standards of 20-30%.  Our team has many years of experience across multiple industries and geographical regions.

Project Management and Business Systems

We are committed to industry best practice and continuous improvement. This is reflected in our technology and our business systems which are accredited to world best practice in regards to quality, health and safety and environment.

Culture and Values 

We fully commit ourselves to the vision, mission, culture and values of PDC, our colleagues and our clients. We value all trusted relationships, with our clients, management, suppliers and team members, acting with trust, respect and integrity and professionalism. We pay respect to everyone and we embrace the different skills, attributes and backgrounds of our colleagues for the value they bring to the company.We encourage our teams through positive and quality communication, striving at all times to deliver quality, efficient and timely results for clients.

 

Want to join the PDC team? Email your CV to:

Human Resources: recruit@pdcgroup.com

or write to:

PDC Asia Pacific
Level 12 Strata 2000
F. Ortigas Jr Rd, Ortigas
Pasig City, Metro Manila
Philippines

BIM in Mining, Oil and Gas and Infrastructure

15 Aug 2016

Last August 10, PDC BIM’s Shawn Weir presented at the BIMWest Event on BIM in Mining, Oil and Gas and Infrastructure and participated in a panel discussion with other Industry participants. 


Image courtesy of BIMWest

What is our water Future

29 Jul 2016

Yesterday the PDC Urban team attended an UDIA luncheon. The theme 'What is our water Future' was especially relevant to PDC Urban, as our focus continues to be on innovation and novel approaches to design in this area. It was our pleasure to also host Matt Tapscott from the City of Armadale and John Galluccio from GMPM. To find out more about recent PDC Urban projects visit our projects page.

Job Opening: BIM Managers/Coordinators

20 Jul 2016

BIM Managers / Coordinators

PDC is a highly experienced global engineering design, detailing and BIM Management Company.

PDC’s provides independent BIM Management and Consultancy Services to Government, Owners and General Construction Companies.  Our integrated approach brings together multidisciplinary engineering design teams, expertise in project and asset management, and industry-leading proprietary BIM technology to deliver a full BIM project lifecycle.

Our global portfolio of projects spans the AEC, Resources (Mining & Minerals, Oil & Gas, Industrials), and infrastructure (utilities and transport).

PDC is at the forefront of the industry delivering project BIM solutions on a global scale, and recent exciting growth opportunities have made it necessary to grow our BIM team.

Roles

These roles help manage the BIM process for PDC, aligning to clients providing integrated project delivery process.

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to drive PDC’s global BIM "Vision". As part of the BIM team in this dynamic and rapidly growing company, you will develop and implement the BIM Vision across various projects and the broader business.
 
You will be responsible for managing BIM delivery and continuous improvement of the PDC BIM process. Client alignment, innovation and a solutions focus is integral to this role. As well as possessing the requisite technical skills, you will have a collaborative stakeholder focus, and be able to motivate and lead BIM teams.

Key Responsibilities

·  Day to day BIM management of project and maintaining client relations.

·  The constant management of design consultants including the review, interrogation and auditing of their models.

·  Management of design consultant clash detection process including weekly review of consultant files, amendments to clash detection tests and workflow document.

·  Utilisation of Navisworks to create models that interrogate the design through analysis of such elements as fire wall ratings, partition types, core wall penetrations, door schedules, clearance zones etc.

·  Management of outsourced sub-consultants from up skilling, weekly delivery, QA of delivered work and fee negotiation.

·  Management of projects deliverables.

·  Overall LOD 100 through LOD 500 compliance as per project scope.

·  Coordination of weekly project deliverables.

4D

·  The analysis of client supplied construction programs, breaking up and coding of models, creation of 4D time sequencing, providing comment on irregular sequencing activities to the client and documentation of the workflow/process for project team use.

5D

·  The creation of work package quantities through interrogation of the supplied model, QA of naming conventions and coding’s, utilisation of CostX, creation of quantity take offs, both summary and schedule based along with variance reports. The creation of workflow documents for use by the project team.

Design QA

Site Logistics

·  Creation, positioning and interrogation of differing site logistics arrangements, with constant monitoring for design clashes and constructability issues.

·  Work with Detail teams and other BIM consultants to develop modelling workflows that promote the efficient use of BIM throughout the project lifecycle.

Skills/Experience

·  Able to work on multiple projects of various size and complexity.

·  Able to work effectively in small to large multi-disciplinary teams, and share and transfer knowledge within teams.

·  Must have in-depth working knowledge of current BIM technology / practices.

·  Ability to develop MS Project Schedules linked to BIM model.

·  Ability to develop MS Excel cost estimates linked to BIM model.

·  Capable of conducting clash detection analysis

 ·  Ability to set up and maintain a file sharing system

Desired Qualification/Experience

·  Solid understanding of the construction processes used across all stages of the projects lifecycle.

·  Solid understanding of BIM process.

·  A professional qualification in Construction Management, Architecture, Engineering or Quantity Surveying, or Diploma of Building Design and TechnComprehensive understanding of modelling and drafting understanding and awareness.

·  Experience in Revit and Navisworks

See PDF Version


Want to join the PDC team? Email your CV to:

Human Resources: recruit@pdcgroup.com

or write to:

PDC
PO BOX 1267
Canning Bridge
Western Australia 6153

PDC Design team invited to a Stockland celebration

13 Jul 2016

Stockland invited a number of our civil engineers to celebrate a successful year on projects in Banjup, Newhaven and Whiteman Edge last night. It was a great way to celebrate these successes and close off the financial year. PDC is proud to have been instrumental in the quality delivery of these high profile projects.

Sir John Armitt CBE is visiting Perth this August

07 Jul 2016

In conjunction with peers and members of the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE), PDC’s Paul Wiseman is pleased to announce that Sir John Armitt CBE, President of ICE, is visiting Perth on the 15 and 16 August. Sir John - arguably the most successful British civil engineer alive today, will present to fellows of ICE and honoured guests at the Western Australia Club and then address students at Curtin University the following day. As Chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA), Sir John Armitt made a significant contribution to Britain’s infrastructure and led the team responsible for constructing venues, facilities and transport systems for the London 2012 Olympics.

Water Infrastructure & the Environment Conference

04 Jul 2016

Congratulations to the PDC Civil Team: Their abstract submission “Attenuation of nutrients through a ferruginous cemented sand layer in sandy soils” (which focuses on nutrient removal as groundwater passes through coffee rock) has been accepted by the boffins at the Water Infrastructure & the Environment Conference. The conference will be held in Queenstown NZ this November, and PDC’s representation further reinforces our expert positioning in this space. 

For more info, visit their website.

PDC provided civil design services to Stockland Harrisdale Shopping Centre project.

28 Jun 2016

The New $51 million Stockland Harrisdale Shopping Centre opened last Thursday June 23. Principal Civil Engineer Paul Wiseman joined Stockland and the Piara Waters community at the much anticipated opening. PDC is proud to have provided civil design services to the 12,200 square metre retail centre project, in addition to the residential development, from concept to construction.

To find out more about civil design services at PDC, view our portfolio.

iConstruct is now an Autodesk Solution Associate

26 May 2016

iConstruct has been invited to become a Solution Associate by global software giant, Autodesk, reinforcing its position as the leading and respected innovator in the Navisworks sphere.

iConstruct’s Managing Director, Shawn Weir says, “Our award-winning BIM software is attracting global recognition. iConstruct is unique. It is designed by BIM practitioners to address very specific challenges that no solution has previously been able to crack. We’re delighted to be acknowledged in this way and look forward to a long and productive association with our colleagues at Autodesk.”

Solution Associates are chosen for their ability to deliver market-leading solutions that advance Autodesk usability and applicability across industries and users. iConstruct’s focus on quality, continuous improvement and strong commitment to providing solutions to the front-line led to recognition of the team and its solutions. Weir adds, “iConstruct innovation is always underpinned by end-user collaboration and providing powerful.

Read full article here.

PDC Design is now part of the WALGA Preferred Supplier Panel

17 May 2016

PDC Design are pleased to announce that we have accepted a position on the Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA) Preferred Supplier Panel for Natural Area Management and Environmental Consulting Services. We are now pre-qualified to provide services under the following categories to WALGA:

• Water Management
• Waste Management Consulting and Audit Services

This is a three year panel with an option to extend by a further two years and will allow PDC to continue to deliver environmental and engineering services to local government.

Alastair Brook is representing AIB at the RTC Autralasia

12 May 2016

Alastair Brook is representing the Australian Institute of Building (AIB) on the Australian Procurement Construction Council (APCC) at RTC Australasia 2016.

APCC is responsible for putting together frameworks and competencies for the adoption of BIM nationally and Alastair’s participation is a nod to our continued growth in the BIM industry and leadership community. The conference is being held in the beautiful Hunter Valley region of NSW and will focus on unlocking the potential of BIM. The Conference runs from today, Thursday 12 May to Saturday 14 May. Thanks to AIB for their support.

Find out more about PDC BIM Evolved at pdcgroup.com

Successful commissioning of the Pump Station at Calleya

03 May 2016

PDC successfully commissioned the Jandakot Wastewater Pump Station last month. PDC’s scope included the detailed design, procurement and construction contract administration of the pump station. The commissioning of the pump station is a key milestone in PDC’s delivery of infrastructure services for Stockland’s Calleya development. Contact Paul Singh  for more information on PDC design projects.

PDC water monitoring at Stockland’s Whiteman Edge land development project

20 Apr 2016

PDC has recently initiated post development water monitoring at Stockland’s Whiteman Edge land development project, 20km north-east of Perth CBD. The intention of this land development monitoring is to ensure the hydrology and groundwater quality are maintained or improved post development, in line with Western Australia’s Better Urban Water Management guidelines. PDC’s Property and Infrastructure group are leaders in groundwater and surface water monitoring. We have experience in designing monitoring programs for approval by authorities and are able to manage every stage of the process, from siting and specifying bore installation, undertaking monitoring through to interpreting and reporting on results and making recommendations to comply with auditing conditions. Contact Jessica Harman in our Perth office today to discuss your water monitoring requirements.

PDC’s Alastair Brook presents at BIMForum Minneapolis this week

18 Apr 2016

Alastair Brook will present at BIMForum in Minneapolis this week. He will talk about Innovative Supply Chain and Status Reporting with BIM, including successful delivery across the Perth Stadium project.

He'll also share some of the key features of iConstruct (Innovative BIM software for Autodesk Navisworks) which is gaining traction worldwide. Find out more on the BIMForum events page

PDC’s Alastair Brook invited to present at Fiatech Technology Conference 2016 in Texas

13 Apr 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PDC's Alastair Brook recently presented a paper on Innovative & Automated BIM Workflows on Major Capital Projects at the Fiatech Technology Conference and Showcase in Austin, Texas. The piece was a perfect fit for Fiatech's 'Change and Innovation' focus. As part of the presentation, Brook hosted a live online poll that sought feedback on the percentage of BIM cost savings delegates had achieved across recent projects. Alastair's session was well attended and a staggering 50 per cent of respondents to the associated Live Poll said that they had achieved cost savings of at least 15% of overall project cost if BIM was implemented early.

One of PDC’s own beats global elite at MBA shootout!

13 Apr 2016

Recently Jessica Harman was selected as one of four to join the UWA MBA team in the Schulich International Case Competition, held in Toronto. After competing against 20 other teams (from Canada, US and UK), the Aussie team took out the competition. The team's 15 minute presentation on sustainable capital investment prioritisation for a hypothetical mining company, really impressed the judges. The final day of presentations was held at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) annual conference. Well done to Jessica and the team for an outstanding achievement.

PDC front and centre at IPWEA conference

12 Apr 2016

This year PDC was well represented at IPWEA, with Marino Evangelisti and his team presenting three major papers; Stormwater Infrastructure Design as a Function of Road Hierarchy; Clearance to Groundwater for Residential Developments in Class A Sandy Sites, and, The Use of Ovoid Pipe in Urban Stormwater Drainage.

Andrew Barry, Rosemary Edwards and Martin Wright joined Marino to present the papers and host some lively discussion and thought leadership around some very elegant engineering.

PDC was invited to deliver a cornerstone paper at IPWEA 2016

15 Mar 2016

PDC are leading the way in a revival of the use and application of ovoid pipe, first patented in 1896! Marino and the team were invited to deliver a cornerstone paper at IPWEA in Fremantle. This new approach to traditional drainage design increases hydraulic performance while decreasing the impact on the environment. 

 

Find out more about the conference here: IPWEA Annual State Conference 2016
Talk to us about innovation at pdc@pdcgroup.com

A State Government ‘sneak peek’ of The Perth Children’s Hospital

19 Feb 2016

A State Government 'sneak peek' of The Perth Children's Hospital appeared on both ABC News and news.com.au last weekend which featured an animated BIM video fly-through, developed by PDC in conjunction with our client, John Holland Group. 

Read the articles here:

   

Want to learn more about how BIM evolved can deliver immediate results to your bottom line? Email us for a demo at pdc@pdcgroup.com

PDC recognised in Steel Australia Magazine

19 Feb 2016

PDC was recently recognised as setting high standards in sharing technologies in a special Advanced Design Supplement in Steel Australia Magazine. The supplement highlighted work undertaken by PDC (shop detailing for Civmec and BIM consultants for Brookfield Multiplex) on the Western Australian Government's Perth Stadium and Sports Precinct.

Take a look at the article in the ASI site

PDC makes an impact in Asia this month

02 Dec 2015

PDC’s thought leadership and presence in Asia will be bolstered by two upcoming events in Hong Kong and Singapore:

Using BIM to your advantage

On Thursday December 10, Alastair Brook (Project BIM Manager, PDC) will co-host a seminar in conjunction with Exactal in Singapore. Alastair’s presentation will define effective BIM management processes to benefit the QS/estimator, including optimising models from various sources (specifically those from Navisworks, and an explanation of how data manipulation can work in your favour). Places are filling fast, so book your free ticket now!


 

Deloitte Asia Pacific Technology Fast 500

PDC was recently nominated for the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 program. On Friday, December 4, regional winners will be announced in Hong Kong. The program is one of Asia's most objective rankings for the technology, media and telecommunications industries. The ranking of established and emerging high-growth companies in the region is a tribute to those that continue to thrive—even during times of economic slowdown. The DTT program recognizes, rewards and raises the profile of the fastest-growing firms—not only in Asia Pacific , but within a global context where technology chief executives operate. Wish us luck!

PDC wins at Western Australian Industry Export Awards and will compete for National honours

25 Nov 2015

After taking out the Western Australian National Information and Communication Technology Export Award, PDC will now compete for National honours at the 53rd Australian Industry Export Awards on the 27 November 2015.

To find out more about us and our competition. Visit exportawards.gov.au

PDC Employees accepted onto the UDIA WA Division committees

10 Nov 2015

   

Marino Evangelisti, General Manager Property & Infrastructure is accepted on the UDIA (Urban Development Institute of Australia) WA Divisions Urban Water Committee.

The Urban Water Committee promotes an efficient, consistent and coordinated approach to urban water management in WA. Including:

•   Effectively engaging with local, state and federal government to promote a clear and streamlined approvals process and policies for urban water management including water sensitive urban design and implementation of alternative water sources;

•   Ensuring the WA development industry is aware of innovations in urban water management including the re-use of storm water and wastewater and encouraging the state government to invest in innovation;

•   Promoting the need for practical, cost effective drainage solutions which maximise social, economic and environmental benefits.

•   The committee will also provide advice and assistance with drafting relevant UDIA policy and submissions to government when requested by the UDIA Executive.
 

Rosemary Edwards, Senior Civil Engineer has also been appointed on the UDIA Women in Property Committee.

PDC Sponsor the Medium Density Development Award at the recent UDIA Awards for Excellence

03 Nov 2015

The UDIA Awards for Excellence is a property development industry initiative which showcases the excellent standard of development in Western Australia and provides developers and their consultants an opportunity to compete against the best projects in the State.

The awards were presented to over 700 people at the gala dinner held at the Perth Convention Centre on the 29th August 2015. Marino Evangelisti, General Manager – Property & Infrastructure presented the joint winners for the Medium Density Development. Congratulations to Monarc Apartments by Blackburne and North One – Subi Centro by Pindan Capital Limited. To find out more about these projects visit the UDIA Winners and Finalists here.

PDC a winner at the Western Australian Industry and Export Awards

20 Oct 2015

PDC was awarded the winner of the Information and Communication Technology Export Award category at last week’s WA Industry and Export Awards Gala Dinner. The gala dinner was held at the Hyatt Regency and attended by the states Premier Colin Barnett amongst other leading innovators and exporters in the state.
 

The Industry and Export Awards are the states most prestigious business awards acknowledging some of the state’s most innovative companies both large and small  from a vast range of industries. 
 

PDC, as a winner in the export category are now finalists in the National Australian Export Awards which will be announced in Melbourne on the 27th November. 

PDC team conquers the Ride to Conquer Cancer

19 Oct 2015

The PDC Group, Ride to Conquer Cancer team raised a total of $28,672.88 which placed them just outside the top 10 teams in the most funds raised. A sensational effort!

The event itself raised a total of $4.5m, all benefiting The Harry Perkins institute of cancer research. The ride consisted of over 200 kilometres over 2 days down the freeway to the campsite in Pinjarra then on day two north along the coast to the finish line at McCallum park.  


A huge effort by the entire team consisting of Alastair Brook (Team Captain), Danielle Coelho, Isaac Heard, Marie Kelsall, Rob Kilgour, Jade Langley, Max Menin, Chris Parkinson, Lauren Reynolds, Paul Singh, Shawn Weir, Shane Brown (crew) and Sakib Ahmed (crew)

Special recognition to the teams Corporate Sponsors: PDC, Kerman Contracting, Good Grocers, Bad Apples Bar, Clancy’s and Lu Lu Lemon.

     

Join the 2016 team here or get in contact with our Team Captain Alastair Brook through here.

The New Perth Stadium features in Panstadia & Arena Management Magazine

14 Oct 2015

The new Perth Stadium is leading the way in delivering state-of-the-art design, construction and management through Building Information Modelling (BIM).

The Perth Stadium was recently included in the international publication Panstadia & Arena Management.

Panstadia & Arena Management magazine covers all aspects of this sector from design and build to fit-out. It is published quarterly and is distributed to over 20,000 industry professionals, which means an unrivalled total global readership far in excess of 60,000.

Pan Stadia speaks to Ronnie Hurst, Project Director from the Perth Stadium and gets an insight into the Building Information Modelling (BIM) Management and the Level of Development 500 (LOD500) standard which is the first of its kind to be delivered in Australia.

“The State Government is leading the way in the utilisation of BIM in major infrastructure projects across the State,” said Hurst.

“LOD500 will mean an entire BIM ‘as-built model’ of the Stadium and Sports Precinct will be handed over to the facilities management team at the end of construction in late-2017, allowing the BIM model to be utilised throughout the 25-year maintenance period.”

 

PDC have been engaged by WESTADIUM consortium, consisting of Brookfield Multiplex, John Laing, Brookfield Financial and Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions to establish BIM best practises.

Abstract from the article.

"The result is the development of a model that is pushing the boundaries of what BIM can deliver on a major infrastructure project.

A federated BIM model is issued weekly, compiling every model piece provided by design consultants and subcontractors into a single ‘point of truth’. Since the first BIM architectural model piece was created in late 2013, a total of 51 BIM model pieces are now compiled into the federated model every week, including structural, services, logistics and subcontractor models.

Software package iConstruct (an add-on to BIM management software Navisworks), automates what would usually be a lengthy manual process, saving the project significant time and cost.

Jon Stone, Regional Director for Brookfield Multiplex, said this weekly cycle is crucial to ensure everyone is accessing and working from current information.  He advised: “This allows us to reap the inherent rewards of BIM, such as clash detection, allowing us to clearly identify any constructability issues in the design phase.”

A very insightful read on the benefits of utilising BIM Management. To read the entire article click here.

PDC joins Engineers Australia’s Professional Development Program

08 Oct 2015

PDC signs Engineers Australia Professional Development Program

The Professional Development Program (PDP) is one of the four pathways that Engineers Australia offers for members to achieve Chartered Status. By signing up with Engineers Australia and the PDP PDC enables our employees to  work through the Chartered application requirements in a structured and supported process.

The launch and signing ceremony was held at the new PDC Head Office at 21 Kintail Road, Applecross last month. Guests from Engineers Australia included Francis Norman – President; Susan Kreemer Pickford – General Manager; Christine Moran – Business Development Manager and Adam Nelson – PDP Programme Consultant as well as Martyn Weir, CEO; Peter Hopwood, Non-Executive Director and PDC's senior and graduate engineers from all disciplines. 

PDC joins Engineers Australia's Professional Development Program

PDC is proud to be part of Engineers Australia not only as a sponsor but now as part of the Professional Development Program.

PDC have moved offices.

30 Sep 2015

PDC have now moved into the stunning new Applecross Office. The new office located at 21 Kintail Road, Applecross boasts almost 270 degree views of the sparkling Swan River and the Perth city skyline. The building comprises of 4 levels of office space and 2 levels of car parking. Level 4 has a generous layout design to take in the spectacular views.

PDC finalists in the 2015 Pinnacle Awards - Innovation Excellence

17 Sep 2015

AIM WA WestBusiness Pinnacle Awards 2015 Finalist

PDC have been named as finalists in the Australian Institute of Management’s Pinnacle Awards – Innovation Excellence. The Pinnacle Awards showcase outstanding business leadership and achievements by organisations across all sectors and industries.

PDC entered into the Innovation Excellence category. The AIM WA WestBusiness Pinnacle Award for Innovation Excellence provides recognition for an organisation that has achieved outstanding results through key initiatives that demonstrate leadership and commitment to excellence in innovation.

PDC’s drive for innovation and technology has been a big part of its resulting growth. PDC’s New Products and Services mentioned in the submission included:

•  PDC’s solution for Asset Information Modelling (AIM) and Data Management, a tool that leverages the 3D design model to display complex asset data in an innovative and flexible way.

•  iConstruct which now has over 100 clients international in commercial building, mining and oil and gas sectors.

•  Materials Handling Transfer Chute Development which is an innovative  transfer chute design that provides significant return on investment for operational and maintenance operations within the mining and minerals industry.

•  Zonefinder, Another recent example of PDC’s agility to assist clients with cost savings, involved a client contracted to in a large LNG Project.

The black tie gala dinner where the winners will be announced will be held at the Crown on Thursday, 19th November.

Tekla North America BIM Awards 2015 Voting Now Open

14 Sep 2015

PDC along with Herrick Corporation and HerreroBoldt submit the Sutter Health CPMC Van Ness and Geary Campus into the Tekla North America BIM Awards 2015.

The Sutter Health - California Pacific Medical Center’s (CPMC) Van Ness and Geary Campus is a 12-story, acute care hospital built on the site of the former Cathedral Hill Hotel in San Francisco.  The Van Ness and Geary Campus is an IPD project delivering the latest construction practices through lean process and principles, lean management, preassembly and prefabrication, and Building Information Technology (BIM) management.

The Tekla BIM Awards is a competition open to Tekla users to showcase complex and iconic projects. Winners for each category in the Tekla Northern American region will represent their project at the Global BIM Awards.

The top three public votes within each category advance to the next round of judging voted on by a panel of leading BIM Experts.

Public voting is now open and will close on the 23rd of September.

VOTE NOW For CPMC Van Ness and Geary Campus

PDC and Tomorrow’s Steel Detailing

01 Sep 2015

PDC’s own Greg Brawley recently was asked to write an article on Steel Detailing in the industry. Greg has been with PDC for over 5 years as a mentor, Technical Resource, Trainer and Project manager and has over 48 years’ experience with steel detailing. He is an integral part of PDC’s learning and development program passing on his enormous wealth of knowledge to the up and comers of the industry. Greg owned and operated his own steel detailing company in Northern California for over 30 years. As a firm owner and active member of the National Institute of Steel Detailing he served on the Board of Directors of that association, National Membership Chairman and Chairman of the NISD Industry Standard Committee. His service on the Industry Standard Committee culminated in the publication of the NISD Industry Standard, a steel detailing industry guideline document, that remains as a part of the NISD Library of publications.  

His article is live on the NISD (National Institute of Detailing) website.

Below is a copy for your convenience. Article on page 19.
NISD Connection Magazine - Summer2015.pdf

  

PDC announced as Finalist in Western Australia Industry and Export Awards 2015

26 Aug 2015


PDC have been listed as a Finalist in the prestigious Western Australian Industry and Export Awards 2015. The awards focus on innovative and leading business who are increasing trade and export in Western Australia. PDC is one of only 16 finalists with the winners to announced at the Gala presentation at the Hyatt Regency Perth on Friday 16 October, 2015.

PDC received four nominations including:
Business Services Export Awards
Information and Communication Technology Export Awards
CY O'Connor Award for Excellence in Engineering and Technology
Innovation Excellence Awards
 

In the Media statement from the Commerce Minister, Michael Mischin today revealed the 16 finalists for this year's awards displaying excellence in a variety of business activities which showcase the ingenuity and enterprising spirit of the State.

 "The finalists come from many areas of endeavour, including agribusiness, marketing and design, minerals and energy, construction, biotechnology and small business," Mr Mischin said.

"The awards, now in their 27th year, acknowledge the innovation, hard work and success of businesses, both large and small, in accessing new markets."

"The awards also recognise the important contribution Western Australian businesses make to the local economy through job creation and increased prosperity."


Other Finalists included:

•  Engineering Institute of Technology Pty Ltd

•  Stanley College

•  Austral Fisheries

•  Falck

•  SEQTA Software

•  Capogreco Farms

•  EMC Solar Construction Pty Ltd

•  The Perth Mint

•  Linear Clinical Research Ltd

•  Fletcher International WA

•  CSA Global Pty Ltd

•  SciTech Discovery Centre

•  Trimble Mining

•  Proteomics International

•  Vortala Pty Ltd

Western Australian winners of export categories will automatically become finalists in the national Australian Export Awards.

PDC acquires Precision Drafting Australia (PDA)

18 Aug 2015

PDC is pleased to announce the acquisition of Precision Drafting Australia (PDA)
a Darwin based steel detailing and drafting company.

PDC have historically been shareholders of PDA and this complete merger will allow PDC to offer a wider range of services to the Northern Territory through the existing office base in the region. PDA have had a strong detailing presence in the Northern Territory and across Australia for nearly 30 years and have a fantastic working relationship with PDC. The Darwin office now compliments our Perth and Brisbane locations in Australia and our Asia Pacific and North American locations overseas. Bringing PDA into PDC will enable both parties to deliver a full engineering service, increase and diversify market penetration and add to the company's already substantial technical capacity.

PDA will trade as PDC moving forward and, while undergoing a change in branding, will still offer the first class service it has historically provided. Tom Roberts will take on the role of Regional Manager in the Northern Territory and the team within the Darwin office will not change. The PDC Northern Territory office will be the local contact for clients and services, fully supported by PDC’s global organisation and services.

Perth Stadium Animation Released

17 Aug 2015

PDC proudly supporting Perth Stadium in delivering world class BIM Management and visualisation. 

 

PDC impresses the Opposition Leader

22 Jul 2015

Yesterday, PDC had the pleasure of showcasing our capabilities and innovations to Bill Shorten, Opposition Leader and Alannah MacTiernan, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary Regional Development and Infrastructure.

Bill Shorten was visiting WA Businesses who had a drive for innovation and PDC was mentioned as a business to not miss. Our technology room was transformed into a press conference room where we took Bill and Alannah through our work and some of the excellent work we’ve done in our systems innovation across 3D modelling, BIM and iConstruct. They where both very impressed with PDC and our thirst for innovation.

An excerpt below from Bills delivery to the press, which can be found in the transcript of the day online.

"Good morning, everyone. It is great to be here with Alannah MacTiernan, our Parliamentary Secretary for Western Australia, and champion of innovation right through Australia but also here in Western Australia. We’re at PDC Engineering; this company makes me feel proud to be Australian. What we have here is the best part of the mining boom. We see here innovation, invention, technology, new technology combined with old skills of engineering now competing with the best in the world. Australia can compete with all of the countries in the world and our inventors and our experts and our businesses are the equal of anywhere in the world. This is a successful export business, and based upon what they do is the story of the jobs of the future."

PDC BIM Named 2015 Rising Star

08 Jul 2015

PDC BIM has been recognised as one of the top 10 fastest growing, private companies in Western Australia at the 2015 WA Business News Rising Stars Awards.

The awards, which honour and celebrate WA’s star business growth performers, are open to all industries and are judged across a number of metrics including revenue and staff growth, as well as strategy, capability and commitment.

While headline numbers are taken into account, entrants must also demonstrate a solid business growth strategy and a commitment to continuing manageable business development.  Contribution to community and charities is also taken into consideration.

The judging committee was impressed with PDC BIM’s rapid growth and commercial success in its short three-year history, which has seen the company’s revenue increase by over 600% in the last 12 months.

PDC BIM provides BIM Management Consulting services and continues to commercialise iConstruct, its innovative BIM software tool. 

iConstruct now has over 100 clients internationally in the commercial building, mining and oil & gas sectors, including six of the top 10 US  General Contractors.  

Managing Director Shawn Weir said that a strong, diverse team and innovative approach to technology was the key to PDC BIM’s increasing success.

“We have a diverse team that can apply our unique technology across a range of industries, which means we have won work across many sectors such as resources and commercial."

“Our strength is that we don’t just offer an off-the-shelf approach to technology, we’ve super-charged our technology to bring clients something far more powerful,” he said.

The Rising Star Award was proudly accepted by the Perth PDC BIM management team at a gala cocktail function in Perth.

PDC Outreach Program - Bayani Challenge

06 Jul 2015

PDC is actively involved in projects that benefit the lives of children in various municipalities around the globe.  These projects are aimed at helping local communities at a grass roots level.

PDC has partnered with Philippines-based community group Gawad Kalinga to take part in the annual Bayani Challenges. Together with local leaders in more than 200 municipalities across the Philippines, the Bayani Challenge sees funding partners and volunteers work to bring concrete hope and help end poverty in villages across the country.  The challenge includes activities like youth conferences, house builds, raparing schools, health missions, sports programs and clean-up drives.
 


As part of the Bayani Challenge 2014, PDC provided volunteers and funding to help rebuild a school in Palo, Leyte – a very poor region in the Philippines.  Following the ground breaking in May 2014, PDC staff volunteered their time to re-build the kindergarten school for 3 to 6 year olds. The previous Sibol School had been destroyed by typhoon.

June this year, PDC volunteers together with Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation headed back to the typhoon stricken province of Leyte. They led the formal turnover of the PDC Sibol Learning Centre. Volunteers conducted several outreach activities such as distribution of school supplies to the children of Brgy San Agustin Palo. They also hosted livelihood programs for mothers such as basic entrepreneurial marketing and accounting session, cooking and awarded basic livelihood starter kits and held a father's day barber treat for the fathers.

For the participants it was a totally unforgettable experience. The team completely immersed themselves in living with the locals in an area and felt that they were the ones who benefited from the experience.
 

Alastair Brook guest presents at Central Tafe on understanding & implementing BIM

29 Jun 2015

Central Tafe is offering a training course on understanding and implementing BIM. Our own Alastair Brook is guest presenter. 

Having the right people and technology aligned to deliver, PDC can provide a BIM management service to any project. Experience tells us that any two projects use the same approach to model based Facilities Management. PDC are adaptable and understands the flexibility required in working with the client and the Facilities Manager to scope and develop an appropriate system. 

Click here for course details.

Get in touch with PDC's BIM Management team to find out how your project can benefit from implementing BIM.

PDC Team in Ride to Conquer Cancer

03 Jun 2015


PDC has recruited a team to participate in the 2015 Ride to Conquer Cancer.  Captained by BIM Manager Alastair Brook, the team is busy training and raising funds for the ride, which will be held in October.

Each year for the past three years more than 1,000 cyclists have ridden hundreds of kilometres in the Ride to Conquer Cancer and raised more than $15 million to fund cancer research at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.

The event not only promotes general health, well-being and camaraderie, but is also making a significant mark in the fight against cancer. Each rider rides to pay tribute to all current and past staff who are or have battled this disease. We all know someone who has been affected by cancer, either directly or indirectly, and witnessed the accompanying pain and heartache experienced not only by the individual affected but also their loved ones. This team will honour those individuals.

If you would like to join the team please don't hesitate to contact Alastair Brook via our Contact Form.

We also encourage you to dig deep and donate towards the team's goal of $27,400.00. Click Here to Donate!

PDC Sponsors Engineers Australia WA Division

26 May 2015

PDC has recently become a proud sponsor of Engineers Australia's WA division.

PDC is committed to the advancement of engineering and the professional development of its engineers in both nationally and internationally. PDC is proud to be associated with an organisation that strives to set the benchmark for professionals and the diverse industries they represent. We at PDC continue to push the boundaries of a traditional engineering company by drawing on our extensive skill base and innovative thinking and technologies. 

Read more on Engineers Australia Announcement. 

PDC Asia Pacific Representatives win the First Tekla Philippines Quiz Challenge

16 Apr 2015

Francis Lim and Edgar Jabas were the champions, winning the 1st Tekla Philippines Quiz Challenge held last 15 April 2015 at the Luxent Hotel. Competing against multiple companies, they breezed through the elimination round leading the competition and made their way through the final with a PERFECT SCORE! The Challenge was open to all Tekla Structure 18 to 20 users which was made up of three categories consisting of drawing, modeling and interoperability. Proving yet again that PDC's expertise and skill is second to none. 

Congrats to the unbeatable duo!

iConstruct 2015.1 Point Release: Interoperability Just Gets Better!

13 Apr 2015

iConstruct 2015.1 Point Release is now available and ready to deliver increased efficiency and quick results in an easy to use format.

Featuring a range of new modules and options, iConstruct 2015.1 Point Release is more powerful than ever before, which means even greater project solutions and benefits. The latest iConstruct release offers the following key features: 
 

Smart IFC Exporter v2.0
The second incarnation of iConstruct’s Smart IFC Exporter allows the user to map Navisworks selection and search sets to the IFC 2x3 schema. Significant performance improvements of up to 200x faster over the last release have been achieved through optimizations and using a new more advanced IFC engine. Also the output IFC file size has been reduced to less than half of the previous version.
 

Dimension Tool
A new tool to create dimension points that are associated to the geometry so dynamically created dimension views can be produced. 

 

 

 

 

PhotoBin
Similar to Infobin this new tool makes it easier to organize site photographs into folders based on model properties.

 

Visit iconstruct.com to learn more about this latest release.

Lorie Jones has joined the College of Leadership and Management Board

17 Mar 2015

Engineers Australia’s Council has recently approved a sixth board member for the new College of Leadership and Management (CLM),

Ms Lorie Jones FIEAust CPEng NPER, Principal Consultant with PDC, responsible for environmental management and systems engineering services.

The College will be the home for engineers who are leaders in the community, have managment roles in their organisation or who are technical specialists in an area not already covered by the eight discipline specific Colleges. Priorities will be engagement with divisional CELM branches and the design of pathways for membership of the college.

 

Lorie is a Past President of Engineers Australia (WA Division), and continues to be an active member. She has a strong background in strategic planning and risk assessment, stakeholder engagement, environmental impact assessment, regulatory approvals, auditing and compliance with over thirty years of experience in project engineering, business development and management roles for major international engineering consulting firms.  Lorie's significant leadership and professional experience is an asset to PDC's structure and the new College of Leadership and Management.

Congratulations Lorie!

Click on image below for link to further information:

PDC 2nd Annual Christmas Movie Night Beneficiaries

17 Feb 2015

On Jan 25, 2015, PDC gave the proceeds from 2nd Annual Christmas Movie Night to 7 youth beneficiaries (in fact 9 because the other 2 shared theirs with their cousins) in the province of Nueva Ecija, Philippines. These funds will be put towards their school fees for the coming school year.

The kids and their parents excitedly received the blessings and extended their gratitude to PDC with a promise that they will be more diligent in their studies. Furthermore, they all took the challenge and said Yes to our proposition: “Chase Your Dreams, Little One.”

A total of Php 34,796.96 were gathered from the sale of movie and raffle tickets and T-shirts.

Thank you team for always supporting our outreach pursuits.

PDC’s Marino Evangelisti joins the Stormwater All Stars

30 Jan 2015

PDC's very own Marino Evangelisti has been included in the Stormwater Australias All Stars which recognises outstanding stormwater contributors from both previous and current generations.

Marino has been active in urban and environmental hydrology since co-authoring the first publication in Water Sensitive Urban Design in the early 1990's and its application to engineering design.

Well done Marino!

PDC presents at the AVEVA World Summit

07 Jan 2015

AVEVA invited PDC to present at the AVEVA World Summit in Berlin, Germany on the 14-16th October.

Rod Bird, Program Director AIM/BIM represented PDC and delivered a presentation on Introducing 3D Technology to Inherently Unstable Mega-Projects.

There where over 300 attendees comprised mainly of international EPC and Owner Operators from 32 different countries.

Rods, Intro from the programme below:

Rod will identify lessons learned and explore the barriers to the emerging combination of information technology/industrial technology and how AIM technology bridges that gap.  He will discuss how PDC has innovated in a rapidly changing market and produced more with less and found that data and model interoperability measures are largely ineffectual if you do not understand and manage the dynamic nature of project information first.

Some images from the Presentation below

 

PDC 2nd Christmas Movie Night 2014

17 Dec 2014

Hebron Children Homes is a non-profit organization that serves as a temporary shelter for abandoned and neglected children while GH Youth Ministry is a group of less fortunate kids and out of school youth of the local Church of Nueva Ecija. Both organizations aim to give children a better future by providing education and monetary support to assist in their schooling and basic needs.

As part of PDC's charity work, a total of 42 Filipino kids and teens from Hebron Children Homes located at the provice of Bulacan, and GH Youth Ministry, located at the province of Nueva Ecija, came to say hello at the PDC Asia Pacific office and enjoy a Family Movie Night featuring The Hobbit 3 with 120 PDC staff and family last night at The Podium Cinema.  PDC is happy to have given them Sports package, educational DVD’s, loot bags, school supplies and personalized cards as Christmas gifts.

Furthermore, with the proceeds of the night, PDC will be able to sponsor at least 6 more kids for their schooling in the next 3 mos. Well done PDC Families for extending a hand so these little ones can now chase their dreams!

Some photos from the event. To view more, visit our facebook page.

       

PDC 2nd Annual Christmas Movie Night

16 Dec 2014

Tonight PDC will hold its 2nd Annual Christmas Movie Night.

We will bring an early Christmas Gift to the Filipino children from the province of Nueva Ecija, Hebron Children’s Home (Home for Abandoned Kids) and Glory in the Highest Youth Ministry.

PDC Staff and families are invited to purchase a ticket.

All proceeds of this event will go towards a Scholarship Fund for the children at the above institutions. We want to sponsor at least 6 more kids this year. PDC would like to affirm that we believe in them and that despite their current situation they can reach their academic dreams. This year PDC have already contributed P45, 000 towards the education of some of these children.

Thank you in advance to all of those who took the time to support and participate.

Some Photos from Last Years Event

 

Alastair Brook writes about BIM in the latest version of AIB’s Construct Magazine

15 Dec 2014

Alastair Brook, BIM Manager - Construction writes about Building Information Modelling (BIM) adoption in the latest version of AIB's Construct Magazine.

Click here to read the full article.

Perth Children’s Hospital Featured in Engineers Australia Article

17 Oct 2014

Read the full article here.

PDC providing BIM Coordination and Management to John Holland

PDC Makes BRW Most Innovative Companies Top 50

10 Oct 2014

2014 is the first year PDC entered into the BRW Most Innovative Companies.  BRW and the specialist innovation consultancy firm, Inventium worked in conjunction in establishing the list define Innovation as “change that adds value”.

In order to be considered organisations had to specify two innovations that have been implemented in the previous 12 months, answer open ended questions about how they have embedded innovation into strategy, organisation structures and capability as well as a confidential employee survey.

This year was more competitive than ever with over 350 applicants registered, 50% more than the previous year.

PDC inclusion at number 34 and was the top of the list in the Engineering space!

PDC’s innovative thinking and developments with Building Information Modelling (BIM) is leading the industry into new territory. At PDC, BIM is about adding, validating and using the intelligence in models in order to deliver efficiencies in construction, infrastructure and asset management. To compliment this, BIM adds efficient processes, workflows and data sets to the 3D models to add further dimensions beyond the 3D environment.

See the top 50 here.

 

The two implemented innovations PDC entered into the BRW Most Innovative Companies are:

BIM FLOW

PDC considered the capability of building in an automated workflow engine into iConstruct software to schedule and run through each of the required process steps.

The BIMFlow engine connects to Navisworks and iConstruct and essentially ‘remote controls’ the various commands and templates that a user would normally be required to execute (and remember the order / specific templates to execute). Therefore BIMFlow serves the purpose of not only saving significant hours but also enforcing consistency of the output.

BIMFlow was extended to run separate executable processes that launched and consequently ‘remote controlled’ native CAD software such as Tekla and Prostructures, to prepare the models and ensure the model files were in the correct format before processing.

BIM flow can be scheduled to run overnight to ensure all models are processed and required reports are run and available at the commencement each day.

This automation saves up to 150 man hours each week and ensures up to date review models for improved interface checking, faster design verification, and an overall streamlined validation process allowing for jobs to be finished ahead of schedule and under budget.

PDC has implemented the BIM flow across the Perth Childrens Hospital and the INPEX Ichthys LNG Project.

 

Review Track

PDC’s ReviewTrack provides a leading edge design review tool that supports our  integrated project design approach with our clients and offers a unique point of difference.  ReviewTrack now ensures all model review comments and snapshots are centralised with easy interactive access to review these comments by either Data Browser and or Model Viewer tools.

PDC now provide multi person, multi discipline synchronised reviews from anywhere in the world to any or all models on the project at once.

This system allows monitoring from a central source where any input from the centralised data base is also visible for anyone looking at these models using the ReviewTrack system. The biggest impact of Reviewtrack is in the quality control of the Review Process. Our clients complete control of review fields and View Point presentation where customisation is project specific, to suit client abd project requirements. The user friendly nature of ReviewTrack now means staff engages fully in the review process.

 

Contact the BIM Team to find out how PDC can add Value to your Project.

PDC Sponosors 2014 BIM Day Out

22 Sep 2014

PDC is Sponsoring the 2014 BIM Day Out

What is BIM Day Out?

BIM Day Out is an event bringing together BIM superstars, different software genres, multiple stages and presentations, hands on activities and collaboration jam sessions…. So it’s ‘about as much fun as BIM is ever going to be’. The event is unique in that it spans across all Industries involved with BIM from Educators to Facility Management. It endeavours to create connections in a traditionally segmented and sometimes adversarial Industry.

It will be held at the Central Institue of Technology, Perth on October 1st & 2nd 2014.
 

The BIM Day Out offers four distinct streams, with morning and afternoon sessions, across two days.  They are:

Basic BIM - a focus on the essentials to give attendees a good understanding of BIM and what it is and isn't

Advanced BIM - showcasing the future, what can be done, what is on the cutting edge of research, software, and education.

Practical BIM - Hands on Labs from Basic to Advanced levels presented by Specialist Industry experts

BIM EXPO - All the big BIM Vendors showcasing the technology and software that powers BIM, Request a Test drive the latest Software guided by Vendor ‘gurus’.


The PDC BIM Team will be there to both Moderate Panel sessions and participate as a Panel Members.

Day 1

11:00am - 12:00pm  -  "Tier "1" Managing Contractors BIM Uses on Perth Childrens Hospital" - Shane Brown, Alastair Brook & Isaac Heard

12:00pm - 1:00pm - "BIM: Builders Perspective"  - Paul Nunn, General Manager BIM

3:00pm - 4:00pm - "Contracts and Legal Implications of BIM" - Paul Nunn, General Manager BIM

3:00pm - 4:00pm - "Navisworks Processes for BIM Deliverables" - Shane Brown, Commercial BIM Manager

Day 2

11.:30am - 12:30pm - "Design Consultant vs Contractor Deliverables and is this changing?" - Paul Nunn, General Manager BIM

2:30pm - 3:30pm - "Multi discipline coordination for constructability" - Isaac Heard, BIM Manager - Construction

 

Visit the BIM DAY OUT wesite to purchase tickets to the event.

 

PDC Presents at the MegaProjects: Theory Meets Practice workshop at Curtin University

05 Sep 2014

Rod Bird presented at the 2nd International Workshop on the 4-5th September.  His topic focussed on Building Information Modelling for Megaprojects. 

The workshop follows on from last years event held in London,  where researchers and practitioners can exchange ideas and learn about new developments in the practice, science, and theory related to megaproject planning and design, management, organization and financing across industries e.g. mining, oil and gas, transport, utilities, energy, and around the globe.

The workshop is designed for participants to share ideas, present and discuss emerging concepts, debate alternative theoretical approaches, learn about new innovative practices, and deepen their understanding of the problems and challenges facing megaprojects.

 

The feedback from Rod's presentation was astounding. Below is an excerpt from recent correspondance from the organiser.

"On behalf of the organizing committee I would like to thank you for providing us with a wonderful and insightful presentation about how BIM is being used within WA Infrastructure. You made a complex issue very understandable and the audience really appreciated and learnt a lot about the need for data integration and collaboration throughout a project’s life cycle. Your presentation provided a platform for the need for “us” to better examine risk, project design etc.

Curtin University looks forward to working with PDC in the future and we hope you will be able to demonstrate how BIM can enable Mega-project success at future workshops that will be undertaken."

Peter ED Love, PhD, D.Sc., FRIC
Distinguished Professor
School of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Curtin University

Major New Features in iConstruct 2015

01 Sep 2014

iConstruct 2015:  The Most Powerful BIM Tool Yet

iConstruct 2015 is now available and ready to deliver increased efficiency and quick results in an easy to use format. Featuring a range of new modules and options, iConstruct 2015 is more powerful than ever before, which means even greater project solutions and benefits. The latest iConstruct release offers the following key features: 
 

Proximity Grouping for Clash Manager

Proximity Grouping for Clash ManagerSave even more time organizing clashes using the new proximity grouping feature – this feature allows clashes within a specified proximity to be grouped together.

 

Dynamic Labeller

Dynamic LabellerThe Dynamic Labeller allows users to quickly add property labels to the view and optionally save as a Navisworks marked up viewpoint.

 

Smart BCF Exchange

Smart BCF ExchangeExport your Navisworks models to IFC format with all associated model data. (IFC 2x3 file as BREP objects).

 


Explode Tool

Explode ToolBypass the hassle of changing the visibility of objects to see what’s really going on with complex models, the new iConstruct Explode tool blasts away at your model allowing an extra dimension to navigating your models.

 

See iConstruct 2015 Brochure

BIM MEP Construction Innovation 2014 Forum

01 Sep 2014

Paul Nunn presented at the BIM MEP Construction Innovation 2014 Forum on 7-8 August at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The program was designed to bring together thought leaders and practitioners from across the world to discuss and share information at an industry level, with a focus on demonstrating how technological advances meet best practices applications on Australian and international projects.

Paul recently joined PDC as General Manager BIM. Previously Paul was employed as a Senior BIM Specialist at CSI Global Services  an international BIM Consultancy. Paul has worked closely with Architects, Engineers, Constructors, Owners and Government. He is an experienced BIM practitioner with numerous leading Australian construction companies including Thiess and Laing O’Rourke.

Paul’s topic was on Developing Intelligent BIM Models. The Event was very well received and a recent statement from the organiser.

“I wish to take this opportunity to personally acknowledge PDC for its outstanding corporate involvement in the delivery of this successful event. Mr Paul Nunn, General Manager BIM delivered an engaging presentation at the forum. The presentation was well received by representatives throughout the Australian building and construction sector. The case study drawing upon capabilities of PDC was critical to the success of the forum. This impressive presentation linked both days and bolstered PDC leadership position in the adoption and implementation of BIM within the workflow process.” Sumit Oberoi, Executive Director, AMCA

 

 

PDC 8th year of operating with Tekla in the Philippines

31 Jul 2014

Contact us on how we can offer Cost Effective ways on delivering your project.

Recent News from Gawad Kalinga - Bayani Challenge 2014

21 Jul 2014

Due to the devastating calamaties brought about Category 5 Super Typhoon Haiyan, also known as Yolanda, thousands of families lost their homes, livelihood, community and loved ones. It was such a powerful storm affecting the South Asian regions, that it left the towns of Central Luzon, Philippines paralyzed and in need of help. 

As part of the whole world's nation builiding efforts for the affected South Asian countries, PDC did its part by bringing the second group of PDC Manila volunteers, Renato Dela Paz, Angel Magallanes, Hannah Lugo, Daisy Alpay, Annaliza Delos Santos and Joahnna Flores went to the province of Leyte on June 8-12, 2014 to continue the reconstruction project PDC commenced last month in Brgy San Agustin, Palo Leyte.

The trip was filled with equally exciting activities as they enjoyed helping to rebuild the Sibol School and other housing projects in the community of Brgy San Agustin. Games and Father’s Day special activities were also organized and facilitated by the PDC volunteers for the local children.  For the PDC volunteers,  it is a totally unforgettable experience. They completely immerse themselves in living with the locals in an area without electricity and only very limited access to facilities.

The team captured some of their amazing experience in the video below.

The Gondwana Link Conservation Project

08 Jul 2014

PDC's very own Eddy Wajon featured on a recent episode of Landline on the ABC for his valuable conservation efforts. Eddy is part of a group of landholders who have revegetated their cleared land into bush in a conservation project called the Gondwana Link. The plan is to return a 1,000 km corridor of land to its natural state from Kalgoorlie to the south west of Western Australia. This project is providing the ecology in the area with a real opportunity to be able to regenerate itself, a project that would not be possible without these dedicated volunteer nature conservationists.

If you would like to participate in any of the bird and animal trapping they carry out or have a conversation with Eddy, please do not hesitate to contact us here at PDC.

Follow the link below to see Eddy in action and to find out more. 

http://www.abc.net.au/landline/content/2014/s4011431.htm

The Ways of Water

02 Jul 2014

The Urban Water Cycle

The ​Ways of Water, a fascinating animation produced by the WateReuse Research Initiative, providing an easy-to-understand presentation of the urban water cycle and water purification. 

The specialised PDC team are highly experienced in the provision of water engineering (supply, treatment, transfer, disposal) for industrial, potable, waste and reuse water systems. Our capabilities include: drinking water quality assessments and management plans; third party independent review of water and wastewater treatment systems; and regional water master plans and urban, local and district water management plans and strategies.

Contact us below to find out more from our Water team.

Gawad Kalinga - Bayani Challenge 2014

08 May 2014

PDC Staff Build a School

With the money raised from various fund raising activities PDC have provided funding to Gawad Kalinga to help build a school in Palo, Leyte as part of the Bayani Challenge 2014. To assist in the building efforts various PDC staff in the month of May will be on the ground in Leyte taking part in the Bayani Challenge 2014. The ground breaking will be held on 7th May 2014 with the aim to have a fully functioning kindergarten school complete and ready for the new school year in early June. Facilities will include school furniture along with blackboards, kitchen facilities with septic tank / drainage and it will also run solar panels to allow the school to have full power backup.

 

PDC Supports Carbon Neutral

16 Apr 2014

PDC’s Sustainability Policy affirms our commitment to undertaking our operations in a way that is economically affordable, ethical and beneficial to all members of the present and future community. As part of this commitment we have partnered with Carbon Neutral to offset the impact of carbon emissions from our company vehicles.

Through offset provider, Carbon Neutral, we sponsor the planting of bio diverse native trees to offset our vehicle’s Carbon Dioxide emissions. By sponsoring native tree plantings in Western Australia, we are also helping to revive rural landscapes while supporting local farmers and landowners. Native tree planting encompasses many of PDC’s environmental and sustainability objectives.

Carbon Neutral works with hundreds of organisations to measure, reduce and offset greenhouse gas emissions and support rejuvenation projects. PDC is proud to work with Carbon Neutral to help deliver significant environmental benefits.

 

Gawad Kalinga - Bayani Challenge Update

10 Jul 2014

May 2014 Trip

On May 7 a group of five of our PDC employees visited GK Sibol, along with other areas in Leyte, to assist with the continued efforts to rebuild after the Typhoon.  They also held storytelling sessions and played games with the local children to celebrate Mother’s Day. The trip was a great success and we’re incredibly proud of Joahnna Flores, Mariel Uera, Carl Valencia, Gladys Badocdoc and Chris Olaso and all their hard work.

Watch the incredible video below documenting their trip. A further group of PDC employees will be visiting GK Sibol from Manilla soon.

Stacker Bridge lifted into place at the Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal (WICET)

05 Jun 2014

PDC recently worked on a Stacker Bridge which has been featured in the Gladstone Observer on the 27th May 2014. See below for an extract from the article.

THE largest individual structure to be built at the Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal has been successfully lifted into place at the WICET coal stockyard.

The 780-tonne lift and installation of the western stacker bridge was completed at the weekend.

Work began on Friday, May 23, with 750 and 1100-tonne cranes lifting the bridge structure into place, 25 metres above the stockyard floor.

The stacker bridge is 11 metres wide and 125 metres long, and will comprise an integral part of the terminal's coal in-loading infrastructure, providing the support and housing for the shuttling conveyor and telescopic chute which will deliver coal across the stockpiles.

 

Click Here for the Full Article.

PDC participated in CONX Modular Pipe Rack Demonstration

15 May 2014

by David Bailey

PDC was invited to participate, as a JV partner with ConXtech, in their first ever live demonstration of a full scale ConX Modular Pipe Rack assembly April 9-10, 2014 in Nisku, Alberta Canada. The ConX system is an innovative, chassis based modular system for the efficient, safe erection of pipe rack and rack supported buildings. Some of the advantages are that it can be erected 2-4 times faster than conventional framing; facilitates safer assembly and disassembly; and there is no field welding or bracing required which all adds up to a lower installation cost.

PDC was asked to create a timeliner animation of the erection process which was run continuously on a screen, along with other PDC marketing animations, in the exhibition area indoors. Timeliner available to view on YouTube.

View of the indoor sponsor booth area

ConXtech CEO & Inventor/ Founder Bob Simmons (on left) talking to Nigel Thomas, Senior Civil Structural Engineer for Shell Projects & Technology (with the PDC ConX animation on screen in background)

Wednesday, April 9th was the day of the actual full scale erection demo which started off around 8:00 AM with a safety meeting for the ironworkers who had all been hired from a local steel erection company called Bruce Steel Erectors who also happened to be an event sponsor. Over 100 guests from the oil & gas and mining industry, including Engineers and EPCM firms, were invited to witness this game changing event live.

The interesting detail and prequalification for this 6 man crew was that they had never erected a ConX structure prior to this exhibition. This was important and compelling in order to assure that the demonstration had the aspect of real world circumstances to prevent skeptics from claiming that the results were skewed by an experienced erection crew. The stated goal was to complete the erection of the 5 bay, 12 column, 4 level structure in one 8 hour day. The structure was comprised of 45 tons, 70 pieces of structural steel, 22 pieces of misc. railing, ladders, platform and catwalks.

 The PDC animation team was instructed to base the entire timeliner sequence on the anticipated 8 hour erection duration. However, by lunchtime it was becoming obvious that something exciting was happening outside. Despite the rather windy conditions, and two job shut down breaks when guests were invited onto the site for a closer inspection, it was looking like the project was going up much faster and smoother than had been hoped or planed for.

When the last piece of steel was set, the clock was stopped officially at 6 hours 17 minutes, a record time! The guests all clapped and cheered while the skeptics were left speechless and amazed.

A time lapse video of the whole process can be viewed at on YouTube.

After the flags and traditional topping out tree was set, the guests were once again invited onto the site to walk the structure, and talk to both Bob and the ironworkers to get their candid opinions on this innovative new framing design and radical erection methodology.

 

 The day ended with a project debrief and Q&A reception. After Bob gave the debrief and thanked all the sponsors, he asked if anyone had any questions.

When no one raised their hand, he quipped that the event had been such a resounding success in demonstrating the answers, that it left no questions. He was right.

PDC Releases New Capability Statement

21 Jan 2014

We have released our new Capability Statement demonstrating our end to end engineering and modelling delivery and proven cost savings to our clients.

Medupi Power Station Wins 2013 SAISC Steel Awards

09 Dec 2013

Medupi was the overall winner at the recent Steel Awards 2013 hosted by SAISC

The judges said: “The boiler support structures really exhibit excellence in the use of structural steel. It is a classic heavy engineering project of spectacular proportions. It is heavy engineering at its best. The structures look so clean and simple, especially before all the rest of the steelwork, platforms, boiler casings and piping bundles, and other equipment enclose them. And don’t be fooled - these four legged braced monsters soar 105 metres into the sky!”

PDC from 2009-2012 carried out 3D BIM modelling and detailing of approximately 30,000 tonnes of structural steel for the Coal-Fired station for both Kusile and Medupi Point Power stations.

The power station consists of 12 boiler units in total at around 6000 Tonnes each. Each powering 800 MW turbine, producing 4800MW of power. It is one of the world’s largest dry-cooled coal fired power station. The columns of the main frame are 2.1m2 made from plate up to 40mm thick. The base plates are 120mm thick and they alone each weigh 7.5 tons. The individual mass of the column sections, as delivered, each weighed in at 85 tons.

The boiler support grid, at the 105m level, is critical to the success of the boiler house structures. It consists of 110 structural elements. A structural failure at this level could result in the release of super-heated steam, which could be disastrous in terms of loss of life to people in the vicinity. “The enormously high standard of engineering at every level in the process - structural design, connection design, detailing of the structures, fabrication and erection and the comprehensive checking to ensure that the demanding requirements are fully met – are therefore completely justifiable,” the judges said.

 

BIM Technology & Integrated Delivery Model is the Key to the Future

13 Aug 2013

Recent article in the BRW gives strength to PDC’s competitive edge by providing BIM technology and an Integrated Delivery Model. The use of BIM in a construction model and the value of an integrated delivery model has the ability to save an estimated 20% of the overall project costs. PDC have been providing BIM technology to our clients for over ten years.

Click link to read full article, BRW Construction

WICET Stacker Bridge arrives in Gladstone

08 Aug 2013

The first two stacker bridges and another three stacker gantries have arrived in Gladstone. The structures where unloaded and transported to the WICET site by barge and offloaded by a self-propelled modular transporter. The stacker bridges will provide structural support and housing the telescopic chutes which will deliver the coal across the stockpiles.

For more information, see article.

PDC Initiate Western Power Transmission Auditing This Month

06 Aug 2013

“The PDC auditing team has initiated this financial years’ auditing of Western Power transmission lines throughout the South West Interconnected System (SWIS). A total of 10% of the network will be inspected by PDC over the next 4 months to ensure vegetation is clear of these high voltage lines. This job is critical to reduce fire risk and ensure reliable supply to Western Power customers.

Data are collected in the field using state-of-the-art technology and returned to Western Power in an efficient manner. PDC also conduct long term auditing of Western Power distribution lines and visit approximately 70,000 assets per year.”

 

iConstruct 2014: The Most Powerful BIM Tool Yet

05 Aug 2013

iConstruct 2014 is now available and ready to deliver increased efficiency and quick results in an easy to use format. Featuring a range of new features, iConstruct 2014 is more powerful than ever before, which means even greater project solutions and benefits. Click the link to find out the release offers.

Another Project Success - Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal

30 Jul 2013

An illustration of PDC’s Design, Detailing and BIM capability in successfully delivering a significant project for the Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal. In providing all of the 3D BIM Modelling and Engineering for the lifting study of the Stacker Bridge PDC showcased its broad capability and highly experienced global team. This massive structure encompassing a 420 tonne bridge and lifting frames weighing 70 tonnes each was smoothly lifted onto the ship in China and is on its way to Gladstone, Qld. The bridge, once it arrives, will be lifted 25 meters into the air and pinned in four locations. A feat of engineering supported by the professionalism of the PDC team.

New iConstruct Lite Packages

24 Jun 2013

New iConstruct Lite Packages

iConstruct for Autodesk Navisworks, the BIM-enhancing add-on software for Navisworks, is releasing new ‘lite’ packages – iConstruct Lite and iConstruct Clash Management Suite – which offer core tools from the iConstruct tool suite and provide users with a more flexible product range.

iConstruct Lite is the perfect entry level version for industry professionals wanting to experience the key benefits of iConstruct. The package contains iConstruct’s five core data management tools: Integrator, DataLink, Export Data, Append Data and Open File, which enable the consolidation and integration of data from Navisworks and external design platforms to generate standardized data to power 3D Building Information Modelling (BIM).

Each project stakeholder can configure the data-rich model in real time and data can be extracted at any time during the construction process, including cost and scheduling information. This results in improved communication flow, and more efficient and accurate work streams for design teams, consultants and onsite construction teams.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

iConstruct Clash Manangement Suite offers the powerful Clash Manager tool and advanced Report Writer as standalone Navisworks add-ons. Clash Manager works with Navisworks Clash Detection to provide users with improved methodology and practices to better manage clash results. Clash Manager easily isolates clashes in particular sections of a model by clash status or level. Results can be automatically grouped and managed using properties contained within the BIM, saving time when compared to traditional clash management workflows. Results can also be sorted by other data associated to the clash, such as the severity distance, clash instance count and location.

iConstruct's advanced Reporting Module streamlines and enhances the communication process by delivering an advanced report engine, enabling design and construction professionals to create their own clash report templates.

Australian Water Association National Nominations

11 Jun 2013

PDC this month was represented as finalists in two awards at the Ozwater National AWA (Australian Water Association) Annual Dinner and Awards Night. Both had won the WA branch awards in November 2012 and were shortlisted as finalists in the National Awards. Although not successful on the evening, both came highly commended and recognized in the industry as benchmarks in achievement. 
There were 8 awards for the evening, and PDC did well to be involved in two of them as finalists.
1. Young Water Professional – Danielle Brunton
2. Infrastructure Innovation Award – Verve Energy CWRF Desalination Plant (10 Ml/day)
Both awards are prestigious awards, and this reflects PDC’s presence in the Water Industry, as well as diversity in Engineering Capabilities. 
Congratulates Danielle Brunton (Senior Mechanical Engineer), for her inspirational work in Water over the past 10 years, where it made a difference the most, especially in developing countries like Ethiopia, Kenya, and also Indonesia and Vietnam. Danielle was also involved in the second Award nomination as Lead Design Engineer for the Verve Energy Desalination plant.

 

ASI Cloudbreak Feature

15 May 2013

PDC's early involvement in the design process for the Cloudbreak Mine in the Pilbara has been recognised in a case study on the Australian Steel Institute's website. The use of 3D BIM modelling accelerated the schedule and contributed to the cost saving for FMG on this record breaking project. 

Clink the here to read all about it.

 

Oakland International Airport

09 Apr 2013

The NISD’s (National Institute of Steel Detailing) “Connection” magazine featured PDC in the Summer/Fall 2012 issue recognising the level of technical expertise that PDC brings to a challenging project with complex geometry and pioneering use of the patented SidePlate system. Complete with supporting pictures, drawings and diagrams which accompany the commentary and testimonials, this article highlights PDC’s capabilities to execute any project, regardless of the challenges, with professional excellence and attention to maintaining a tight schedule.

Click here to read all about it.

 

Tekla BIMsight Success Story

09 Apr 2013

PDC featured on the Tekla website as one of only 9 Project Success Stories utilising the BIMsight collaboration software. What was unique about the New York City Police Academy Project was the level of user interaction and collaboration with the model on the actual project construction site. This included members of the design team and the construction management team in jobsite trailers, as well as the steel erectors both in their trailer AND outside on the jobsite using ruggedized tablet PC’s. which was a first PDC’s proactive and innovative team approach towards client relationships, support and strategic partnership resulted in this acknowledged success story.

Click the here to read all about it.

PDC Wins AWA Water Infrastructure Innovation Award 2012

23 Nov 2012

PDC Mechanical Engineer Danielle Brunton awarded Young Water Professional of the Year

PDC has won the 2012 AWA Water Award for Infrastructure Innovation for the Verve Energy Collie Desalination Plant project.

The plant is the largest mine dewatering desalination plant in WA.  It enables the delivery of higher quality water to two of the state's largest power stations located in the area, the Muja and Collie Power Stations.

The state of the art 10ML/d clarification, membrane filtration and reserve osmosis desalination plant allows the power stations to utilise more of the saline water abstracted from the Premier coal mines.

Verve had used water removed for coal mining for cooling and boiler water for years but concerns over the quality of the water prompted the company to engage PDC to review local water supplies and act as Owners Engineer for the new desalination plant project.

The plant can process daily up to 10 million litres of the brackish relatively saline mine water to a quality suitable for the power stations.

The system ensures mine water is used to the maximum extent possible for productive purposes and limits discharge to the Collie River.

It also reduces abstraction of other groundwater from the Cardiff sub-basin and removes over 10 tonnes of salt from the Collie Basin each day.

A member of the PDC team, Mechanical Engineer Danielle Brunton, also took home an award.  The Young Water Professional of the Year Award was presented to Danielle for her contribution to the industry.

She has been involved in some of the state's biggest projects; the largest nickel refinery in Kalgoorlie; the largest waste water treatment plant at Woodman Point and the largest mine dewatering desalination plant in Collie.

Danielle has also worked to improve water issues at the world’s largest refugee camp, Dadaab, in Kenya/Ethiopia.

The judges said her contribution to the water industry had been outstanding and her inspirational work overseas would encourage more people to take up careers in the water industry.

PDC Acquires Emerson Stewart Consulting

04 Jul 2012

PDC has significantly boosted its engineering capacity following the acquisition of Perth-based engineering services company Emerson Stewart Consulting.

PDC has entered into an Asset Sale and Purchase Deed with Australian Stock Exchange-listed infrastructure services company OTOC Limited to purchase the assets and ongoing business of its subsidiary, Emerson Stewart Consulting.

Emerson Stewart provides environmental, engineering and project management consulting services across the resources, infrastructure and energy sectors.  Following a major restructure in 2011, the company now specialises in water and civil engineering services, including long term contracts with a range of blue chip utility clients.

PDC Managing Director Martyn Weir said the acquisition complemented the company’s strategy to build capability in integrated engineering design and detailing services that deliver project lifecycle solutions through Building Information Modelling (BIM).

“The addition of Emerson Stewart to the PDC Group will enable PDC to deliver a full engineering service, increase and diversify market penetration and add to the company’s already substantial technical capacity.

“Emerson Stewart’s complementary services are well aligned with PDC’s strategy to remain at the cutting edge of project integration and delivery,” Mr Weir said.

Emerson Stewart Director Marino Evangelisti said: “PDC represents an excellent strategic fit for Emerson Stewart and we look forward to working with clients to identify and implement our strengthened capabilities.”

It is intended that initially Emerson Stewart will continue to operate under its own brand but that in the medium term it will be integrated and absorbed into the broader PDC Design division.

Major New Features in iConstruct 2013

12 Apr 2012

PDC has released iConstruct 2013, a powerful Building Information Modelling (BIM) tool that provides intelligent 3D models and powerful functionality creating project solutions and on-going benefits to operations.

The release features a range of new modules and options, including ReviewTRACK, which permits users to manage viewpoints and comments from one centralized location and a new tool which allows an accurate centre of gravity to be calculated and displayed in the model.

The new version offers the following key features:

ReviewTRACK:   Manage your viewpoints and comments from one centralized location while multiple users simultaneously share a model's viewpoints hierarchy and comments from remote sites across the internet via a data source.  Instantly re-build viewpoints with redline markups, comments plus as many custom fields as you want, limited only by your back-end database (supports Access, Excel, ODBC and a custom API for end-user datasources such as web services). ReviewTRACK fully integrates with iConstruct's leading Export View report engine.

Centre of Gravity:  A new tool for construction professionals allows an accurate Centre of Gravity to be calculated and displayed in the model for dimensioning using Navisworks redline markup tools and producing reports via iConstruct's Export View report engine. Given accurate geometry and nominating a mass property, this routine calculates the centre of gravity for estimation purposes prior to site work.

Custom Tables:  iConstruct now allows for custom tables to be inserted from within the Reporting Engine using a new custom control, saving time by being able to edit and preview the table within the reporting engine. Numeric formatting is now supported as well as nominating 'required' fields to remove redundant data from the display.

Clash Results Manager:  Improve the efficiency of managing clash results with this tool that complements Navisworks Clash Detective to easily isolate clashes in particular sections of a model by clash status or level. Clashes can also be sorted by clash count, so objects with the highest clash counts can be investigated first. Finally the clash information can be exported to Excel or alternatively registered as a view with iConstruct ReviewTRACK for further management.

Revit Data Switchback:  Enable bi-directional communications with your Revit models by appending user data from a Navisworks model back into the native Revit model. Export your model to pass to subcontractors or other 3rd parties, have their data appended to the Navisworks model and then import back into Revit - useful for notes taken on site, hold notifications, clash management etc.

For more information:
Shawn Weir
sweir@pdcgroup.com

PDC Boosts Design Capabilities

26 Mar 2012

In addition to the appointment of Robert Guenoff as Principal Civil/Structural Engineer, PDC has again grown the technical capacity of its Design Group by boosting its team of design engineers, piping specialists and dedicated design drafters.

The newly expanded team offers an integrated and collaborative approach to design, creating a range of client benefits and providing efficiencies across a project lifecycle, from conceptual design through to construction and operations.

PDC offers civil, structural, mechanical and piping design and has delivered projects that include structural design of oil & gas modules, materials handling plant, plant piping and tanks supported with transport & lifting studies and structural connection design.

PDC is also able to offer pressure vessel design, pipe stress analysis and electrical & instrumentation design.

For more information:

Shane Diggins
diggins@pdcgroup.com

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07 May 2018

PDC sponsor 2018 Australian Institute of Building (AIB) QLD Awards Night

PDC are proud to be part of the Queensland Professional Excellence in Building Awards night as a corporate sponsor.
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20 Feb 2018

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23 Jan 2018

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11 Dec 2017

PDC joined the 2017 Salt Sixes Corporate Cricket Challenge

Jarrod Baker together with Rob Massimi, Warwick Brough, Thor Bekkevold, Filipe Seara, Cameron Moylan, and Bruce Dainton represented PDC.
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07 Dec 2017

Positive reaction to Alastair’s Presentation on BIM Management at the Autodesk University Conference

The AU conference every year brings together leading industry experts from all over the globe intent on expanding minds and improving skills and workflows.
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23 Oct 2017

PDC BIM Talk at Curtin University

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14 Sep 2017

Catch PDC BIM at the upcoming events happening this year!

Alastair Brook, PDC BIM Operations Manager, will be presenting at various engineering industry events.
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16 Mar 2017

National Standard on Building Information Modelling Knowledge and Skills

Last March 7, the BIM Knowledge and Skills Framework was released, revolutionizing the the Australian Construction Industry.
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08 Mar 2017

PDC BIM Engagement on Queen’s Wharf Brisbane

PDC Brisbane has recently been engaged as Project BIM Managers on the $3 billion Queen’s Wharf Brisbane project.
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07 Mar 2017

#BeBoldForChange

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16 Dec 2016

PDC joined the 2016 Salt Sixes Corporate Cricket Challenge

Jarrod Baker together with Max Menin, Rob Massimi, Shaun Black, Warwick Brough and Thor Bekkevold represented PDC.
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06 Dec 2016

PDC Kids’s Christmas Tree Celebrations

Christmas started early this year for the PDC kids who joined Santa in an afternoon full of activities.
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02 Nov 2016

DBM Global to Acquire PDC Global Detailing and Building Information Modeling Business

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30 Sep 2016

PDC gears up for Ride2Work Day

Get ready for the biggest day of commuter riding of the year!
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15 Sep 2016

PDC Urban attended the UDIA Awards for Excellence

Once again, Marino Evangelisti presented the Medium Density Development Award at the UDIA Awards for Excellence.
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06 Sep 2016

PDC Urban Design Team

Congratulations to the Stockland team for bringing home 6 stars from the Green Building Council of Australia!
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26 Aug 2016

Up The Bluff 2016

For the 16th year running, a small but dedicated crew drove the 5 hours south of Perth for the PDC Bluff Knoll trip.
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24 Aug 2016

iConstruct 2017 is here

iConstruct 2017 is here. This latest iConstruct release introduces the Model Compare tool and other exciting enhancements.
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15 Aug 2016

Job Opening: Tekla Detailers/Checkers

PDC Asia Pacific (Manila Office) is looking for qualified Tekla Detailers/Checkers
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15 Aug 2016

BIM in Mining, Oil and Gas and Infrastructure

PDC BIM’s Shawn Weir presented at the BIMWest Event
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29 Jul 2016

What is our water Future

Yesterday the PDC Urban team attended an UDIA luncheon.
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20 Jul 2016

Job Opening: BIM Managers/Coordinators

PDC is looking for qualified BIM Managers/Coordinators.
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13 Jul 2016

PDC Design team invited to a Stockland celebration

Stockland invited a number of our civil engineers to celebrate a successful year on projects in Banjup, Newhaven and Whiteman Edge
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07 Jul 2016

Sir John Armitt CBE is visiting Perth this August

In conjunction with peers and members of the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE), PDC’s Paul Wiseman is pleased to announce that Sir John Armitt CBE is visiting Perth on the 15 and 16 August.
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04 Jul 2016

Water Infrastructure & the Environment Conference

PDC Civil Team's abstract submission has been accepted by the boffins at the Water Infrastructure & the Environment Conference.
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28 Jun 2016

PDC provided civil design services to Stockland Harrisdale Shopping Centre project.

Principal Civil Engineer Paul Wiseman attended the much anticipated opening last Thursday.
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26 May 2016

iConstruct is now an Autodesk Solution Associate

iConstruct has been invited to become a Solution Associate by global software giant, Autodesk, reinforcing its position as the leading and respected innovator in the Navisworks sphere.
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17 May 2016

PDC Design is now part of the WALGA Preferred Supplier Panel

PDC Design is now part of the WALGA Preferred Supplier Panel for Natural Area Management and Environmental Consulting Services.
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12 May 2016

Alastair Brook is representing AIB at the RTC Autralasia

Alastair Brook is representing the Australian Institute of Building on the Australian Procurement Construction Council at RTC Australasia 2016.
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03 May 2016

Successful commissioning of the Pump Station at Calleya

PDC successfully commissioned the Jandakot Wastewater Pump Station last month.
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20 Apr 2016

PDC water monitoring at Stockland’s Whiteman Edge land development project

PDC has recently initiated post development water monitoring at Stockland’s Whiteman Edge land development project.
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18 Apr 2016

PDC’s Alastair Brook presents at BIMForum Minneapolis this week

Innovative Supply Chain and Status Reporting with BIM, featuring the Perth Stadium project to be showcased at BIMForum.
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13 Apr 2016

PDC’s Alastair Brook invited to present at Fiatech Technology Conference 2016 in Texas

50% of Live Poll respondents say they have achieved cost savings of over 15% of overall project cost when BIM was implemented early
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13 Apr 2016

One of PDC’s own beats global elite at MBA shootout!

Jessica Harman and the UWA MBA team win Schulich International Case Competition in Toronto.
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12 Apr 2016

PDC front and centre at IPWEA conference

PDC makes an impact at IPWEA 2016
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15 Mar 2016

PDC was invited to deliver a cornerstone paper at IPWEA 2016

PDC are leading the way in a revival of the use and application of ovoid pipe.
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19 Feb 2016

A State Government ‘sneak peek’ of The Perth Children’s Hospital

The Perth Children's Hospital fly-through appeared on both ABC News and news.com.au last weekend
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19 Feb 2016

PDC recognised in Steel Australia Magazine

The supplement highlighted detailing work undertaken by PDC on the Perth Stadium.
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02 Dec 2015

PDC makes an impact in Asia this month

PDC’s thought leadership and presence in Asia will be bolstered by two upcoming events in Hong Kong and Singapore.
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25 Nov 2015

PDC wins at Western Australian Industry Export Awards and will compete for National honours

On the 27 November 2015, PDC will compete for National honours at the 53rd Australian Export Awards.
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10 Nov 2015

PDC Employees accepted onto the UDIA WA Division committees

Marino Evangelisti and Rosemary Edwards has both been accepted to different UDIA committees
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03 Nov 2015

PDC Sponsor the Medium Density Development Award at the recent UDIA Awards for Excellence

The UDIA Awards for Excellence is a property development industry initiative which showcases the excellent standard of development in Western Australia.
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20 Oct 2015

PDC a winner at the Western Australian Industry and Export Awards

PDC was awarded the winner of the Information and Communication Technology Export Award category
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19 Oct 2015

PDC team conquers the Ride to Conquer Cancer

The PDC Group, Ride to Conquer Cancer team raised a total of $28,672.88.
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14 Oct 2015

The New Perth Stadium features in Panstadia & Arena Management Magazine

The new Perth Stadium is leading the way in delivering state-of-the-art design, construction and management through Building Information Modelling (BIM).
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08 Oct 2015

PDC joins Engineers Australia’s Professional Development Program

PDC is now a proud partner to Engineers Australia's Professional Development Program.
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30 Sep 2015

PDC have moved offices.

PDC have now moved into the stunning new Applecross Office at 21 Kintail Rd.
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17 Sep 2015

PDC finalists in the 2015 Pinnacle Awards - Innovation Excellence

PDC have been named as finalists in the Australian Institute of Management’s Pinnacle Awards - Innovation Excellence.
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14 Sep 2015

Tekla North America BIM Awards 2015 Voting Now Open

PDC along with Herrick Corporation and HerreroBoldt submit the Sutter Health CPMC Van Ness and Geary Campus into the Tekla North America BIM Awards 2015.
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01 Sep 2015

PDC and Tomorrow’s Steel Detailing

PDC’s own Greg Brawley recently was asked to write an article on Steel Detailing in the industry.
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26 Aug 2015

PDC announced as Finalist in Western Australia Industry and Export Awards 2015

PDC have been listed as a Finalist in the prestigious Western Australian Industry and Export Awards 2015.
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18 Aug 2015

PDC acquires Precision Drafting Australia (PDA)

PDC is pleased to announce the acquisition of PDA, a Darwin based steel detailing and drafting company.
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17 Aug 2015

Perth Stadium Animation Released

PDC proudly supporting Perth Stadium in delivering world class BIM Management and visualisation.
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22 Jul 2015

PDC impresses the Opposition Leader

PDC showcases our technology and innovations to Bill Shorten, Opposition Leader
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08 Jul 2015

PDC BIM Named 2015 Rising Star

PDC BIM has been recognised as one of the top 10 fastest growing private companies at the 2015 WA BN Rising Stars Awards
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06 Jul 2015

PDC Outreach Program - Bayani Challenge

June this year, PDC volunteers headed back to the typhoon stricken province of Leyte.
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29 Jun 2015

Alastair Brook guest presents at Central Tafe on understanding & implementing BIM

Central Tafe is offering a training course on understanding and implementing BIM
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03 Jun 2015

PDC Team in Ride to Conquer Cancer

PDC has recruited a team to participate in the 2015 Ride to Conquer Cancer
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26 May 2015

PDC Sponsors Engineers Australia WA Division

PDC becomes a proud sponsor of Engineers Australia's WA division
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16 Apr 2015

PDC Asia Pacific Representatives win the First Tekla Philippines Quiz Challenge

Francis Lim and Edgar Jabas were the champions, winning the 1st Tekla Philippines Quiz Challenge
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13 Apr 2015

iConstruct 2015.1 Point Release: Interoperability Just Gets Better!

iConstruct 2015.1 is now available, ready to deliver increased efficiency and even greater project solutions.
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17 Mar 2015

Lorie Jones has joined the College of Leadership and Management Board

Lorie Jones has joined the Engineers Australia's College of Leadership and Management Board.
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17 Feb 2015

PDC 2nd Annual Christmas Movie Night Beneficiaries

PDC gave the proceeds from 2nd Annual Christmas Movie Night to 7 youth beneficiaries.
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30 Jan 2015

PDC’s Marino Evangelisti joins the Stormwater All Stars

PDC's Marino Evangelisti joins the Stormwater Australia's All Stars
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07 Jan 2015

PDC presents at the AVEVA World Summit

PDC where invited to present at the AVEVA World Summit in Berlin
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17 Dec 2014

PDC 2nd Christmas Movie Night 2014

Family Movie night and Chirstmas gift-giving to the children from Hebron Children’s Home & Glory Highest Youth Ministry
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16 Dec 2014

PDC 2nd Annual Christmas Movie Night

Chirstmas Gift to the children from Hebron Children’s Home and Glory Highest Youth Ministry
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15 Dec 2014

Alastair Brook writes about BIM in the latest version of AIB’s Construct Magazine

Alastair Brook writes about Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the latest version of AIB's Construct Magazine
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17 Oct 2014

Perth Children’s Hospital Featured in Engineers Australia Article

BIM Innovation on the Perth Childrens Hospital is recognised by Engineers Australia
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10 Oct 2014

PDC Makes BRW Most Innovative Companies Top 50

PDC Makes BRW Most Innovative Companies Top 50 for 2014
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22 Sep 2014

PDC Sponosors 2014 BIM Day Out

PDC is sponsoring the BIM Day Out & Paul Nunn will be imparting his BIM knowledge in panel discussions.
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05 Sep 2014

PDC Presents at the MegaProjects: Theory Meets Practice workshop at Curtin University

Rod Bird presented on Building Information Modelling for Megaprojects
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01 Sep 2014

Major New Features in iConstruct 2015

iConstruct 2015 is now available and ready to deliver increased efficiency and quick results
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01 Sep 2014

BIM MEP Construction Innovation 2014 Forum

Paul Nunn presenting at the BIM MEP Forum in Melbourne 7-8 August 2014
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31 Jul 2014

PDC 8th year of operating with Tekla in the Philippines

PDC celebrates the anniversary of our 8th year of operating with Tekla in the Philippines.
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21 Jul 2014

Recent News from Gawad Kalinga - Bayani Challenge 2014

A second group of PDC volunteers have continued the reconstruction project
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08 Jul 2014

The Gondwana Link Conservation Project

PDC's Eddy Wajon is carrying out conservation work at Chingarup Sanctuary
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02 Jul 2014

The Ways of Water

Presentation on the urban water cycle and water purification
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08 May 2014

Gawad Kalinga - Bayani Challenge 2014

PDC have provided funding to Gawad Kalinga to help build a school in Palo, Leyte as part of the Bayani Challenge 2014.
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16 Apr 2014

PDC Supports Carbon Neutral

PDC have partnered with Carbon Neutral to offset the impact of carbon emissions
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10 Jul 2014

Gawad Kalinga - Bayani Challenge Update

PDC employees visited Leyte to assist with the continued efforts to rebuild after the typhoon.
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05 Jun 2014

Stacker Bridge lifted into place at the Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal (WICET)

WICET Stacker Bridge Lifted into Place
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15 May 2014

PDC participated in CONX Modular Pipe Rack Demonstration

PDC was invited to participate as a JV partner with ConXtech in a live demonstration of ConX Modular Pipe Rack assembly
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21 Jan 2014

PDC Releases New Capability Statement

PDC Releases New Capability Statement
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09 Dec 2013

Medupi Power Station Wins 2013 SAISC Steel Awards

Medupi was the overall winner at the recent Steel Awards 2013 hosted by SAISC
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13 Aug 2013

BIM Technology & Integrated Delivery Model is the Key to the Future

Article in the BRW gives strength to PDC’s competitive edge by providing BIM technology & an Integrated Delivery Model.
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08 Aug 2013

WICET Stacker Bridge arrives in Gladstone

The first two stacker bridges and another three stacker gantries have arrived in Gladstone.
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06 Aug 2013

PDC Initiate Western Power Transmission Auditing This Month

The PDC auditing team has initiated this financial years’ auditing of Western Power transmission lines throughout SWIS.
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05 Aug 2013

iConstruct 2014: The Most Powerful BIM Tool Yet

iConstruct 2014 is now available and ready to deliver increased efficiency and quick results in an easy to use format.
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30 Jul 2013

Another Project Success - Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal

An illustration of PDC’s capabilities in successfully delivering a project for Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal
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24 Jun 2013

New iConstruct Lite Packages

iConstruct for Autodesk Navisworks, is releasing new ‘lite’ packages - iConstruct Lite and iConstruct Clash Management
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11 Jun 2013

Australian Water Association National Nominations

PDC finalists in two awards at the Ozwater National AWA (Australian Water Association) Annual Dinner
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15 May 2013

ASI Cloudbreak Feature

PDC's involvement in the design process for the Cloudbreak Mine has been recognised in a case study on the ASI website.
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09 Apr 2013

Oakland International Airport

The NISD’s (National Institute of Steel Detailing) “Connection” magazine featured PDC in the Summer/Fall 2012 issue.
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09 Apr 2013

Tekla BIMsight Success Story

PDC featured on the Tekla website as one of only 9 Project Success Stories utilising the BIMsight collaboration software
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23 Nov 2012

PDC Wins AWA Water Infrastructure Innovation Award 2012

PDC has won the 2012 AWA Water Award for Infrastructure Innovation for the Verve Energy Collie Desalination Plant
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04 Jul 2012

PDC Acquires Emerson Stewart Consulting

PDC has significantly boosted its engineering capacity following the acquisition of Perth-based engineering.
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12 Apr 2012

Major New Features in iConstruct 2013

The release of iConstruct 2013 features a range of exciting new modules and options.
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26 Mar 2012

PDC Boosts Design Capabilities

PDC has again significantly boosted the technical capacity of its Design Group.
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