In decades past, “measure twice and cut once” was how fabricators limited risk. Creating the sophisticated buildings of today and tomorrow requires the ability to not only measure before cutting but to model the exact fit of each structural steel member of the entire project. Our in-house steel detailing allows us to completely model a project in 3D to check for any issues that could impact quality, schedule or cost before fabrication begins. We can also provide our model to general contractors for coordinating our steel package with other trades to avoid clashes and potential change orders once all trades are working onsite.
Our detailing process is based on delivering the highest level of collaboration and transparency across the project team. When contractors, engineers, architects, and our workshop fabrication team can visualize the design from beginning to end, it reduces both uncertainty and costly surprises. Our detailers use 3D modelling on each project, check for clashes, and understand the impact of changes to the design. We use state-of-the-art software technology in house for reviewing the 3D model, erection drawings and shop drawings. With this software, we are easily able to share with customers a detailed 3-dimensional simulation of the building, down to individual bolt holes. This level of intricacy allows us to not only virtually measure the project’s components, but also check for fit multiple times before the first steel member is cut.
Our software can produce DXF/NC/DSTV file to work with other software for processing and optimising steel lengths to minimise waste. Also, the ability to convert files for our robotic plasma coping machine.
With our software system and skill set allows us to evaluate conceptual scheme to pre-empt construction designs.