Yes. In fact, a combination of 3D scanning, modern machinery and new processing technologies have all helped us to update the ways in which we complete our projects, and we are able to use new technologies to save money and streamline our workflow. New advancements in the field have helped to reduce supply chain concerns, and we are typically able to tackle projects with greater efficiency than before. The machinery that we use reads data and translates information with extreme precision, which tends to save a lot of time.
Because we use modern machinery and technology, we are able to simplify the supply chain quite considerably. Now, we see a job through right from start to finish. We actually don’t separate the overall drafting, processing and erection phases at all anymore, so the supply chain is streamlined and projects typically tend to run much more efficiently than before. This helps to reduce costs, as well as the need for big teams of labour, making many projects a lot more affordable than they would have been in the past.
In the past, a draftsperson or a site engineer would have had to manually take measurements to draw up a design layout. This design layout would then have been used to determine what materials were required. Because the measurements would have been taken manually, there was always a risk of human error. Now, because we use advanced scanning and digital imaging technology, we are able to take a 3D snapshot of the site, which can then be used to create a complete digital representation of the work site. This has eliminated the risk of mistakes when it comes to measurements and material estimates.
Yes, absolutely! In order to provide metalwork services, we have a team of skilled sheet-metalworkers who specialise in steel, stainless steel and aluminium. Metalwork is essentially the smaller area of steelwork and includes aspects of a project like park bench seats, metal grates and bag racks for schools. While structural steel and boutique steel fabrication are our main focus, we are able to help with any metalwork that is necessary for a project. So, if you need some small, fiddly work done, do let us know!
Yes, we do offer a warranty for each of the projects that we complete. Once your job has been completed, we will provide you with the necessary warranty manuals. Our warranty guarantees workmanship for up to 12 months. Before we give you the warranty manual, you will have the opportunity to discuss any final issues with your project manager that may have arisen. Once you are satisfied and the final inspection and handover process has been completed, we’ll provide you with the warranty and you are welcome to get in touch if you have any problems.
Yes, we take care of the whole project process, from drafting to installation. Once the drawings have been approved and we have a blueprint for the fabrication and erection of your project, we will ensure the installation is done exactly according to the plans. At the pre-determined installation date, an experienced rigging team (which will be either outsourced or internal, depending on the case) will erect your project in a methodical and safe manner. Safety is very important to us, so you don’t have to be concerned about compliance in this regard.
At BridgeFab, we have a database of trusted builders that we are happy to recommend to you if you have not yet found a builder for your project. We work with builders who provide high quality, professionally delivered work that is both on time and offered at a good price. The building companies that we recommend to our clients include Deluca, Kane, Rohrig, and Hutchison. If you have any questions about any of these businesses, please do let us know and we will be happy to assist with as much information as possible.
No, metal work is actually not a big part of our business. That said, it has proven to be one of the integral services that we offer, so we are happy to assist you with your metal work needs. In fact, we have done metal work for a variety of clients over the years and have been involved in projects at schools, universities, libraries and high-rise buildings. We have also carried out all the metal work for the South Bank city council, so our team is highly experienced and qualified for this type of work.
UB in relation to structural steel refers to universal beams. A universal beam is a beam with an I or H-shaped cross-section. These types of beams are usually made from structural steel and are used widely in construction, as well as civil engineering applications. In a universal beam, the horizontal element of the ‘I’ are also known as flanges, and the vertical element of the beam is known as the ‘web’. The flange is designed to resist bending in the beam, while the web is designed to resist force
A quote is the final offer that is agreed upon by the construction company and the client on the scope of the work and the final cost. After a quote is agreed upon, you cannot be charged more or less. A new quote can be drawn up to add more work or to make any shifts.
A good project manager is concerned with making sure the process of construction runs smoothly to completion with the least difficulty and delay. That includes ensuring all stakeholders and companies communicate accordingly, staying on top of the budget and the timeframe. Good project managers manage the different resources in a project well.
At BridgeFAB, we always choose the highest-grade structural steel for your project. We chose our steel based on the project attributes and design. We always ensure that it is safe and structurally sound.