Structural Steel fabrication
Steel Fabrication is the method of producing steelwork parts that will be assembled and joined together to create a complete frame. The frame is usually made up of readily available standard parts purchased from a steelmaker or stockholder, as well as protective coatings and bolts from other specialty suppliers.
Despite the fact that a wide range of section shapes and sizes are available, the designer can discover that the appropriate section size is unavailable. Built-up girders made of plate may be used in this situation. Depending on the load to be borne, sections and plate girders may also be reinforced by stiffening the web or flanges.
Most modern steelwork fabrication plants have computer-aided design and detailing (CAD) software that is connected directly to CNC machinery on the factory floor, providing a true CAD/CAM environment. The accuracy of computer-generated data being directly transmitted to computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) machinery raises output quality standards.
Engineering and documentation quality
For a steelwork contractor to accurately evaluate the work involved, completeness and quality of information are critical. Ensure that all member sizes are displayed and that the attachment forces are shown or usable when the steelwork is pre-designed. BCSA publication no. 45/07 provides guidance on defining the conditions for the development and sharing of reliable, timely, and informative information for steelwork projects.
Since the tape measure has been replaced by machines, the frame is made to high quality specifications, which is expressed in the pace and precision with which steel is erected on site. Both the customer and the main contractor profit greatly as a result of this.