From initial consult through to completion, your job will proceed through the following stages:
1. Preliminary meeting with your Project Manager
Upon initial acceptance of our quote, a project manager will sit with you to discuss your timetable and possible issues that may arise in your project.
An important part of this is a design review with our dedicated project managers. Most projects we receive are only 70% designed; our in-house project managers know what is needed to bring them up to 100%, plus they’ll ask the questions the builder may not have thought of to ensure your project is installed on site with minimal fuss. This then reduces the risk for issues on site, and ensures the only variations are the ones you ask for!
Our project managers are employed to have a vested interest in your project. They will spend the time to understand the critical dates and unique features of your project. We conduct a free session with consultants and the builder to flesh out design issues and conduct strict ITPs to ensure all the questions are asked before the steelwork is made.
This service, which we provide free of charge to our clients, reduces stress on site and helps us to ensure you’re 100% happy at the end of the day.
Once the scope and timetable has been agreed, your project will be drafted in-house or outsourced (as required) to detail all steel elements into a 3D model which will accurately represent your project. On refurbishments, surveying may be requested to ascertain constructed measurements.
3. RFI Process
Any abnormalities or ambiguities in the project will be questioned and alternatives may be sought, this includes missing information and/or discrepancies between architectural and structural drawings.
4. Sign Off
Drawings will be submitted for approval and will form the blueprint for both the fabrication and erection of your project. Once approval has been granted, your project will be installed exactly to the drawings.
At the pre-determined install date, an experienced rigging team (outsourced or internal—resource dependant) will erect your project in a methodical and safer manner.
6. Final Inspection and Handover
At the completion of your job, the project manager will discuss with you any final issues that may have arisen and will hand over your project to the next trade.
At the completion of your job, warranty manuals will be provided guaranteeing workmanship for twelve months.
Yes, we do have a 3D scanner as part of our experienced and professional team. Our 3D scanner, Daniel, has worked at BridgeFab for many years and will make sure that your project is detailed correctly in 3D with QA at the forefront. Daniel has been specially trained in 3D scanning and brings the latest in cutting edge technology to the building site. He also works as a project manager and oversees each project with attention to detail. If you have any questions about 3D scanning on your project, Daniel is available and happy to help.
When you have accepted our quote, you will have the opportunity to meet with your project manager. At this time, you will be able to discuss your timetable and talk through any possible issues that may arise throughout the course of your project. When you meet with your dedicated project manager, you will also have the chance to have your project design reviewed. Your project manger will ask any questions that the builder may not have thought of, which is helpful in reducing the risk of issues on site.
Yes, absolutely. Our project managers conduct a free session with consultants and the builder to flesh out any design issues and will also conduct very strict ITPs to make sure that all questions are asked before the steelwork is made. This session is provided completely free of charge. Open communication between the project manager and builder, as well as all other team members, helps us to ensure that you are completely satisfied on completion of your project.
At BridgeFab, we use CAD drawings as part of our drafting process. CAD refers to computer-assisted design. By using computer technology, we are able to draw and design any elements that you require for your projects, which can then be used to create accurate and reliable models. By using innovative technology such as CAD drawings and 3D scanning software, we are able to create the specifications for the structural steel that is necessary for your project. In doing so, we can keep costs down and minimise the risk of error and time wastage.
Computer-aided design (CAD) drawings are often used by architects, engineers and drafters in order to create very precise drawings, plans and technical illustrations. It is possible to use CAD software to create both two-dimensional drawings and three-dimensional models. At BridgeFab, we use a combination of CAD drawings and 3D software to create accurate building models for our clients and to determine how much steel is required for a project. By making use of this type of technology, we minimise the time spent on the drafting process and also save time and money by preventing unnecessary planning errors and reducing the need for manual labour.
At BridgeFab, we use 3D software that allows us to carry out accurate, reliable and detailed information necessary for an effective building information model. We use 3D software from a company called Tekla because it allows us to integrate it into our own systems and provide our clients with models that minimise manual work and errors. By using this high-quality software, we are able to spend less time on the drafting process than before, which means that the actual project can begin sooner and all deadlines can be easily met.