Steel Fabrication with a high-quality guarantee
BridgeFab has successfully completed hundreds of steel fabrication jobs for clients throughout Brisbane and the Gold Coast. From the Global Change Institute at UQ to the RSPCA’s Animal Walk Headquarters in Wacol.
We always review our performance and strategy to ensure we offer clients the best technology and service in the business. Using 3D software to carry out accurate, detailed and reliable information necessary for creating information models. One advantage of this software is it minimises manual work and potential errors. So less time is spent on drafting allowing for the actual project to start sooner.
Three stages of steel fabrication
The three stages are:
- Cutting: steel can be cut by one of three methods: shearing, chiselling or sawing, torching and numerical control cutters.
- Bending: this is carried out by either hammering or press brakes. With modern technology and software, this can be done seamlessly.
- Assembling: this is done by methods such as welding, riveting and threaded fasteners, to name a few.
Steel fabricators are specially trained to use a number of techniques that work to transform sections of steel into specific, predefined shapes that can be used in construction. Steel fabricators typically work with a team who provide drawings and designs on which the fabrication process is based. In the modern steel fabrication industry, steel fabricators use advanced technology to perform the fabrication process, which involves three stages — cutting, bending and assembling. The cutting stage is completed by means of shearing, chiselling, sawing, torching or with numerical control cutters. Bending is done by either hammering or press brakes, and the assembling stage is completed by means of welding, riveting and threaded fasteners.
Structural steel is used widely in the modern construction industry. It is often used in the form of structural beams to provide structural support to buildings. Some of the most common uses of structural steel include commercial and industrial buildings, warehouses, residential buildings, bridges, and power plants. Within the construction industry, structural steel is often used in the fabrication of beams, columns, plates, bars and girders, all of which are important elements in structurally sound design.
Yes, their uses are similar. In the last few years, steel has overtaken concrete because it has reduced construction time, and it has a lot more flexibility than concrete. The choice you will have to make will depend on the kind of structure that needs to be built. Both materials have their advantages and disadvantages, but one of the best things about steel is that by pre-fabricating it, we have more benefits.
The processes are similar. All our work projects start with you requesting a quote, in which you can specify what the project is. After the quote, we will sit down with your project manager in order to discuss timelines and other project details. We would still need to do drafting, RFI, get your sign off and then the installation process will begin from there.
For both refurbishments and new constructions, we will do a handover. This process is to ensure that everything is above board and done at the highest level.
RFI means Request for Information. This is a crucial and necessary part of the construction process. In this part of the process, information is gathered and compiled from the different suppliers and vendors in the process.
It is requested when there are gaps in information, and existing documentation lacks enough information for one or all of the stakeholders to continue with the project. With so many people involved in the construction process and so many different parts that make up the project, RFI ensures that every stakeholder in the process is on the same page.
When it comes to steel fabrication, there are three key stages involved in the process. The first stage is cutting, in which the steel can be cut in one of three methods: shearing, chiselling or sawing; torching; or with the use of numerical control cutters. Once the cutting stage is complete, the bending stage can begin. This is carried out by either hammering or with the use of press brakes. Thanks to modern technology and software, this bending stage can be performed seamlessly. The final stage in the steel fabrication process is assembling. This is performed with the use of methods such as welding, riveting and the use of threaded fasteners.
Yes! We do work with city councils and assist with their metalwork needs. You may notice the bench seats and handrails in South Bank — our team did all of that metalwork. As a company capable of producing commercial quantities of quality steelwork, we are an ideal choice for councils who need a lot of fine, fiddly worked carried out. Fortunately, we have the equipment, as well as the team, suited for this kind of work.