How we work

Traditionally we work from Consulting Engineer drawings. From these we can establish dimensions, levels, section sizes and loadings. With this information we can produce a 3D model and associated drawings from scratch. Once our general arrangement drawings have been approved we will then issue a full fabrication package and construction-issue general arrangement drawings for use on site.

Design & Build projects are also welcomed. We pull all of the information together from Architectural drawings and design calculations to provide the same accurate outcome as an engineered job.

We also work from prelim models where the fabricator has already modelled the steel members for early material procurement and development purposes. We will then work with your model, initially providing a full checking service if desired and then connect the steelwork prior to production of your fabrication package.

As an alternative approach we can work directly for main contractors and private clients. This gives you the opportunity to issue a complete fabrication package from which fabricators can then price, so there are no expensive hidden costs/variations other than those that have already been ironed out at design stage. If required, we can recommend fabricators locally and nationally to whom you can put your package out for tender.

We are able to assist structural engineers too. We currently support a number of engineers to produce their drawings and 3d output working closely with architectural requirements and engineers design models/sketches. This is often leading to engineers offering their customers the full service with fabrication drawings. This results in quicker, more accurate tender process and ultimately faster project completion.

Our knowledge on Tekla Structures (Formerly XSteel) is extensive and we can assist you. We offer an additional layer of support to that provided by Tekla. Where Tekla have the product knowledge we have the knowledge of how to operate it and extract the best from it technically & commercially. We support a number of companies that operate Tekla giving them adhoc support and get involved in larger bespoke projects and system overhauls. We are always happy to assist with no maintenance agreement.

Please feel free to contact us to discuss your project and our current capacity.