Our experienced estimating team work along with our chartered structural designer to provide prices for most structural design schemes, and we use our considerable combined knowledge of the industry to provide a true estimate that will avoid unforeseen 'extras' at the end of a contract, which may provide unwanted commercial problems for both us and our Clients.
We can produce full lump sum prices, Bills of Quantity or simply a budget price that will assist in the accurate budgeting of potential developments.
Value engineering suggestions can be made to complement the Structural Engineer's design to come up with the most effective and productive overall design for the job.
Initially we will review contracts if the main frame design has already been carried out, we will then design connections in house. If the main frame needs to be designed we will look to employ the services of a reputable and experiences Chartered Engineer.
All our fabrication drawings are then prepared from 3D models, produced in-house using Tekla Structures industry leading modeling software.
The automatic manufacturing data is used for cost and production management, and accurate nc (manufacturing) files are utilized within our shop floor machines, resulting in an accurate finished product that will be fabricated exactly to the 3D model specifications and dimensions.
Our steelwork is fabricated utilizing an automatic FICEP fittings machine along with an automated FICEP drill / saw line to ensure the accuracy of drilled holes and length tolerances to industry code standards.
Welding is carried by our qualified fabricators using automated welding (MIG) on articulated booms.
Shot blasting is also carried out by an automated Giethart machine and on completion of fabrication is transported into our paint shop for primer to be applied.
Our fully trained workforce work hand-in-hand with shop floor management and contract staff to provide a quality product delivered to program requirements.
After agreement of Method Statements and risk assessments etc our contract is delivery to site - this is where our clients see the steelwork package that they have procured, and as such we look on this as an extremely important part of our service.
The experienced and properly trained site teams ( 100% CSCS ) work hand in hand with our contracts manager to ensure that steelwork is erected as agreed and on time, and in a safe manner using certified mobile craneage and access platforms.