INTERNATIONAL BANKING COMPANY CASE STUDY
INTL. BANKING CO. STREAMLINES TEST FITTING AND AUGMENTS DECISION MAKING
- International Banking Company
- Headcount: 85,000 employees
- Portfolio size: 8 million square feet
This industry-leading banking company is best known for their expertise in global trade and innovation for a fairer and more sustainable future.
Key takeaway: Faster and more efficient test fitting
By reducing the reliance on 3rd party consultants, this client is able to reduce the number of handoffs involved in the design process, gain direct access to their own data, and can act on updates and changes in real time.
By using Saltmine’s 3D environment in lieu of the industry standard 2D format, test fits are more accurate and effectively communicated--leading to faster approvals and more confident design decisions.
in annual savings on 3rd party services
Previously the customer had a third party for test fitting services. With Saltmine, they’ve eliminated this service and brought test fitting in-house, without any additional hires.
reduction in test fitting timelines
By bringing test fitting in-house, they've substantially cut timelines. What used to take 3 to 4 weeks can now be done in 3 to 4 days.
How they did it
Like many, this company’s workplace team lacked the bandwidth and the specific, technical expertise for workplace strategy and test fitting.
To accomplish capital real estate projects, they hired external consultants for things like test fitting which resulted in numerous change orders--ultimately elongating timelines and increasing project costs. This elongated timelines for programming and test fitting by four to eight weeks and increased project costs by 50%. They also were put into a position where they could only leverage 2D CAD plans--making it challenging for executives who don’t have backgrounds in design to accurately assess the quality of proposed plans.
This company ultimately chose Saltmine for the platform’s intuitive, digital design environment as Saltmine streamlines pre-design tasks with its Programming and Design Modules.
Programming replicates a space calculator spreadsheet in a more intuitive and versatile interface which feeds directly into Design. In Design, 3D spaces can be pulled and placed directly from the program, and all spaces are automatically counted in a live chart comparing the Program to the Design.
This allows them to internalize capital project programming and test fitting tasks, fill skill gaps, and augment decision making.
How they use Saltmine
This company’s internal team can now fully test fit space without external consultants.
They build programs based on desired headcount or desk density, which are quickly translated from 2D floorplans to 3D and HD renderings. These renderings are easily understood by stakeholders, and the integration of programming and design standards results in decisions being made with full clarity and confidence--all within an accelerated project schedule.