Pinnacle Infotech - the global leader in BIM engineering

April 5, 2019




Jon McClure, BIM Manager (USA)


Mr. Jon McClure comes with over 18 years of construction experience in the U.S.A. He is adept at applying lean construction techniques for MEP systems and BIM/VDC Management by providing leadership and innovating with BIM (Building Information Modeling) and CAD (Computer Aided Design) technologies. Jon joined Pinnacle in January, 2017 and is working to drive our business in the United States and Canada. 


Core Expertise


  • BIM/CAD services to the ENR top 20 mechanical firms in North America using innovation and technology

  • Delivery of high-quality BIM/CAD modeling, coordination and drawings to clients, resulting in increased profit and improving the delivery schedule

  • Leadership in building relationships within the AEC/MEP industry, resulting in increased sales, by working with new and existing clients

  • Training BIM/CAD professionals to develop processes, workflows, and standards in design, construction and project management

  • Presentation to companies in the AEC/MEP industry with one-to-one company level meetings, main-stage industry presentations, and panel discussions teaching industry knowledge


Q. Please tell us about Pinnacle Infotech.


Pinnacle Infotech – The Global Leader in BIM Engineering


Pinnacle Infotech is the leading provider of innovative Building Information Modelling services to the Architectural, Engineering and Construction Industries for more than 20 years, and has executed more than 1251 projects in 36 countries worldwide. Pinnacle streamlines the entire workflow process from sales, bidding, cost estimation and conceptual design to detailing, fabrication, erection and follow-up, resulting in increased productivity through 3D modelling.


The Global Delivery Centres of Pinnacle Infotech, Inc. are located at India (Durgapur, Kolkata & Jaipur) with offices in U.S.A. (Houston), U.K. (London), U.A.E. (Dubai), Italy (Calolziocorte) and Switzerland (Zurich)


Pinnacle has executed numerous landmark BIM projects in North America, Asia, Europe & Australia, across various industries including Airports, Hospitals, Medical Centers, Stadiums, High Rise Towers, Infrastructure, University Campuses and more. The process orientation and quality control followed by Pinnacle are as per ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 standards.



Q. Please tell us about the culture and philosophy for IT Infrastructure Planning at Pinnacle Infotech?


Technical Support - Pinnacle’s Production Center has the capability to support 1500+ employees working in a single shift. It has conference rooms with modern technologies. Constant internet support makes job easier and ensures greater connectivity with clients.


Network – Pinnacle’s work stations are equipped with the latest computer models and servers have proper back-up system to support in crisis. Moreover, 99.99% data and voice network help us to make clear client communication.


Data Security - Information security is implemented through deployment of robust UTM box Fortigate 240D at the perimeter along with Anti-Virus, Anti-spam devices and anti-intrusion systems. Pinnacle’s access control system monitors both the campus and operation buildings. The process is essential for effective protection of client information and data.


Backups – Software updates are regularly applied to the workstations and the efficiency of the servers is kept in mind. Uninterrupted Internet service and secure data and voice network ensure communication between employees and clients. Back-up generators provide power during Emergency.


Hardware – Pinnacle's world-class fully owned production facility at Durgapur is equipped with more than 800 HP Z series high end workstations 12 HP Proliant servers, Perimeter security Fortigate 240D connected with multiple ISPs, CISCO switches of 4507, 3560 and 2960, HP DJ T920 &T610 series of plotters, advanced scanners and other peripherals with 24x7 high-speed internet. Pinnacle has layer 3 LAN through CISCO switches for fast throughput with the backbone of fiber connectivity. Pinnacle has EMC VNXe 3200 series with high availability configuration and 40 TB of useable space for data storage. Pinnacle uses Symantec Backup EXE for data backup.


Software – Pinnacle experts develop automated software routines and processes that rely on high standard quality at all stages of aesthetics, presentation, completeness, accuracy and conformance to specifications. Pinnacle is equipped with the latest software applications like Revit (Building, Structure, Architecture & MEP), SysQue, Navisworks, 3ds Max, Photoshop, Illustrator, Inventor, Civil 3D, Plant Design Suite, Pro/Engineer, Bluebeam, MicroStation, Bentley, Tekla, SolidWorks, Autodesk Fabrication Suite, QuickPen, AutoCAD, Ecotect Analysis, A 360 Collaboration, Autodesk BIM 360 Glue, Sketch Up, Lux Level Calculation, Rebar CAD, All Plan CADPipe, ETAP, Dialux, Newforma, CAD-Duct and CADPIPE and provide detailed design, drawing and support services to AEC firms, developers, owners and building product manufacturers for a fast turnaround.


Internal Quality – Pinnacle’s quality is strictly maintained as per the ISO 9001: 2015 standard. Pinnacle has been certified with ISO 9001:2015 as per Quality Management System Standard by Det Norske Veritas and ISO 14001:2015 standard under Environmental Management System. Pinnacle’s adherence to quality reinforces the faith of clients. Pinnacle monitors the operational process of every BIM professional.


Q. Please tell us about Pinnacle Infotech’s work on “Rosslyn Central Place”. 


Pinnacle Used BIM for Smooth Completion of Rosslyn Central Place Project


Project Summary – Rosslyn Central Place


One of the significant projects of Pinnacle Infotech, Rosslyn Central Place is a mixed use development, located above Rosslyn Metro Station in Arlington County, Virginia, USA with a 636,000 sq ft. Residential Tower & 750,000 sq ft. Commercial Tower. It is perfectly positioned with an easy access to Washington’s Central Business District and Georgetown. Phased turnover will begin in early 2017, it will provide an inspiring dining and retail space with integrated clientele living and working upstairs.


Located along the shores of Potomac River, Rosslyn Central Place is an exciting mix of residential, retail & commercial development. Designed by a famous architecture firm – Beyer Blinder Belle Architects and Planners, the glass façade of the RosslynCentral Place will soar to dramatic heights, offering amazing views of the District & Northern Virginia. Going further, an open-air public plaza with seating, shade and a robust programming schedule is expected to serve as the heart of the place. The project will also be home to the highest public Observation Deck and open air terrace in the Washington D.C. area at 443’-0” above sea level, with 360 degree views of the DC, MD and VA skylines. The panoramic views are anticipated to attract over half a million visitors annually to the front of Central Place.


BIM Scope for Pinnacle


Pinnacle created the architectural and structural models of Rosslyn Central Place that boasts of 33 stories (Ground Floor Level to 30th Floor Level, Floor 31 Penthouse Level, Roof Level) including the basement (B1, B2 & B3). The office space starts from 75 feet above street level on the 8th floor and the view just gets better. Pinnacle deployed a team of 10 BIM Engineers (In-house), including project managers and collaborators located in US and India to create 3D architectural and structural models of the 34 floors, including the level above Mechanical room.


Pinnacle’s scope of work also included:


• Creation of 3D Models (LOD 300) for Architectural & Structural Trades for MEP Coordination (Clash Detection & Mitigation, Visualization)


• Architectural Modeling elements like Exterior Walls, Interior Walls, Ceiling, Soffit, Doors, Windows (as per schedule), Stairs and Railings


• Structural Models of Beams (Primary & Secondary as per the beam schedule), Columns, Joists/Trusses, Structural Slab/Metal Deck, CMU/Pre-cast walls, Footing, Foundation, Equipment Support System, Steel/Concrete Stair and other Structural Framing Components


• Constructability Review (Model Update to reflect changes resulting from Design changes, RFI Update & As-Built Update)