Fast-paced industrialising nations are spurring demand for technologies to keep up with the increasing volume of construction projects. Engineering design, detailing and 3D building information modelling (BIM) expert PDC Consultants understands these challenges and provides solid solutions that transform design concepts into state-of-the-art infrastructure. "PDC's integrated design engineering solutions encompass structural, mechanical, piping and electrical visualisation, and deliver schedule, cost, environmental and safety benefits to clients," says managing director Martyn Weir. "PDC is deeply rooted in Australian culture, construction, codes, costs and risks involved. Our intimate knowledge and expertise are how we add value to projects." Operating for 40 years, PDC has an experienced and loyal workforce that brings diverse industry knowledge across a range of projects. Specialising in the mining, oil and gas, power, processing and industrial sectors, PDC is trusted by major players such as BHP Billiton, Chevron, Woodside, Rio Tinto and FMG. By working closely with clients such as Karara Mining, PDC further enhances iConstruct, its proprietary BIM software, to ensure it is the most advanced of its kind. Responding to industry trends, iConstruct mitigates risks that arise with increased modularisation and overseas manufacturing through accurate design verification. "iConstruct allows clients to accurately manipulate data, providing complete visualisation of a process plant so that potential issues are identified in the 3D environment prior to construction," Weir says. PDC targets more projects in Australia, North America, Europe and emerging markets such as Africa and Asia. Headquartered in Perth, PDC has operating centres in Brisbane and the Philippines. It works closely with Australian and overseas subcontractors which share its commitment to quality, including Wuhan Dunxin Steel Structure Design on the mainland. "We welcome strategic partnerships with high-level contractors and engineers where we can help to deliver project lifecycle solutions for clients globally," Weir says.