PT Blink is the result of more than 35 years of project work around the world by Founder and Executive Director Murray Ellen, a renowned structural engineer and a governor of Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering at Sydney University.
Murray developed scalable building technology using a patented design algorithm and a unique post-tensioned steel backbone that enables long-span structures such as aircraft hangers and stadiums. The post-tensioned steel technology is the origin of the ‘PT’ in our name, while the ‘Blink’ refers to the speed of build that it enables.
Murray recognised the potential for his technology to transform multistorey construction. His goal was to achieve faster, safer and better building outcomes with less waste.
This could be achieved by enabling the building structure and non-structural components to be manufactured offsite with complete geometric accuracy and then integrated onsite to create the finished building. Critical was the ability to deliver the creative intent of the designer and enable any architecture – a challenge for existing volumetric modular construction solutions. Also, fundamental was the ability to deliver an open ecosystem of participants to enable the benefits to scale without limitation.
Now a reality, the Blink DMI® method can reduce project time by up to 40% and, when used to its full potential, can almost double the internal rate of return for owners and developers. Most significant, are the potential long-tail impacts across the three key pillars of sustainability – social, environmental and economic impacts.