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Tools & Technology

From research and development to real life, we’re using advanced technology to keep our clients connected to the building process and enable our team members to work more efficiently and safely.

Defining our tech-forward philosophy

We’re using technology to elevate the building process by digitizing workflows, catalyzing efficiency, and creating data-rich environments—shaping the future of construction. We prefer sharp tools over shiny objects, hand-selecting the best instruments for each job.  

Virtual construction

We’re obsessed with accuracy and efficiency. HITT’s full portfolio of virtual capabilities make every aspect of planning, collaborating, and executing your project a comprehensive and seamless experience. From preconstruction through post-construction facility operation, HITT’s virtual construction team ensures every project is built and operated per its intended design.

Tech-enabled construction

Our digital toolbox is filled with cutting-edge solutions like laser scanning, robotics, and wearable technology that drive quality, productivity, precision, and safety on our projects.

Data-driven decisions

Through the use of technology, HITT gathers project-related and mission-critical data to inform leadership decisions and provides accurate, real-time insights for any challenge.

By the Numbers

1,100

“Dog Hours” in 2021 Operating Spot

HITT’s First Agile Mobile Robot

202

Drone Flights on Projects in 2021

200
+

Acres Traveled by S.A.M.

HITT’s First Semi-Autonomous Rover

4.5
M+

Total Square Feet of

Laser Scans in 2021

$
2.6
B

Total Project Volume

Utilizing Virtual Construction

1,660

Hours of Robotics Use in 2021

$
11.1
M

Clash Detection Savings

Through BIM Use in 2021

1,100

“Dog Hours” in 2021 Operating Spot

HITT’s First Agile Mobile Robot

202

Drone Flights on Projects in 2021

200
+

Acres Traveled by S.A.M.

HITT’s First Semi-Autonomous Rover

4.5
M+

Total Square Feet of

Laser Scans in 2021

$
2.6
B

Total Project Volume

Utilizing Virtual Construction

1,660

Hours of Robotics Use in 2021

$
11.1
M

Clash Detection Savings

Through BIM Use in 2021

A Future-Focused Construction Mindset

What does HITT’s technology-forward approach mean for your project? We use state-of-the-art tools to heighten the construction delivery experience through unprecedented transparency and information. By leveraging the power of project solutions, you can achieve your vision—safer, faster, and more efficiently.

Visualization
Quality
Innovation
Connection
Solutions

HITT’s Virtual Philosophy

Before your vision can be constructed on-site, HITT brings it to digital life. Planning projects in deep digital environments optimizes all facets of construction operations.

Excellence in Precision

We’ve been told we’re obsessed with the details, and we consider that a compliment. We thoroughly evaluate the procedures and tools at our disposal to determine the best course of action for every project.

Elevating Construction Delivery

HITT’s collective knowledge is amplified by the latest new tools and technology. We love a challenge, and approach every problem equipped with the best resources available in the market.

Banishing Blindspots

Sometimes what we really need isn’t a new system or machine, it’s better information. Technology makes connecting teams, jobsites, and project stakeholders across the globe easier than ever. You’ll always have the right data, reports, visualizations, and insights to see the full picture on your project.

Data-Driven Direction

We’re captivated by the stories that data can tell. HITT uses critical data to deliver analytics that help us make the right decisions at the right time. These real-time insights are key factors that influence your project’s success.

HITT was the first U.S. firm to implement Hilti’s semi-autonomous Jaibot on a large-scale site. By deploying the robot to drill elevated holes throughout the 350,000-square-foot, 11-story WMATA headquarters, work was completed in nearly one-fourth the time. This relieved workers from the strenuous and potentially dangerous task of locating and drilling holes overhead, and instead, they could shift focus to more valuable tasks, such as installing systems and other project milestones.

Through using technology such as 3D virtual model rooms, 360-degree reality capture, BIM modeling, laser scanning, and augmented reality in concert with the traditional building process, we have enhanced collaboration and efficiency with our clients, and can avoid major cost and schedule impacts to projects. Clients can now visit the site virtually to approve integral details.

Peter Lanfranchi
Senior Vice President, Hospitality, HITT

Through the use of laser scanning, 3D coordination, and floor-leveling heat maps, our virtual construction team identified inconsistencies and conflicts between the original design plans and the existing structure on a multi-floor renovation in Houston, Texas. These early discoveries on the project resulted in four weeks of avoided schedule delay and $245,000+ in total averted costs.

News 

& Insights

Blog

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News

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Key Team Members

Learn more about the team members behind HITT’s latest innovations in construction technology.

Karl Sorensen

Director, Project Solutions

Washington, DC

Megan Lantz

Vice President, Research & Development

Washington, DC

Raj Patel

Vice President

Enterprise Business Solutions

Washington, DC

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