Steel Pencil uses tools and processes within an interactive model that represents the design, construction or operations of a building with the goal of improving cross-disciplinary collaboration between stakeholders. This reduces errors, double handling and mismanagement of any part of the process of taking a structure from design through to construction while ensuring quality systems are adhered to. The integrated project delivery (IPD) provided by Steel Pencil offers more than just a construction tool. The model and information can be utilised through the life of the project for asset management, allowing stakeholders the ability to manage their resource far beyond the construction phase of the projects.
Steel Pencil can provide, through appropriately registered consulting engineers, design services to its clients. All designs are to industry codes and are certified.
With our extensive knowledge and experience we are able to add additional value by:
Steel Pencil offer a range of detail drawing services from structural steel, mechanical and platework development, piping and precast panel detailing.
We utilise a range of world class 3D detailing software such as Tekla Structures, Prosteel, Revit, Navisworks.
All software is fully licenced and maintained.
Often the design does not take into account how a structure goes together on site. In fact sometimes components of the structure are designed in such a way that lifting into position would be impossible or impractical.
Steel Pencil’s knowledge of the design and of construction enables us to provide early warnings on potential problems with erection and suggest ways in which a structure can be designed to piece together that not only make it possible but also improve the erection process and more often than not, reducing constructions costs.
Regular site visits to monitor progress and identify issues that only a detailed knowledge of the structure can provide can reduce the risk of costly corrections on site. Early identification of potential problems and discussion with site crews can speed the process or erection significantly. (In those cases where a site visit is not practical, calling any Steel Pencil office, anytime of the day, will mean any issue can be resolved immediately).
An example of how this service can help could be with a structure that has complex geometry such as a bridge. As well as creating the general arrangement and fabrication drawings, the model can be extremely useful in developing the temporary works and for calculating weights and centres of gravity for the transportation and lifting plans. The model can also be used for surveying the structure during erection and the trial erection. A 3D DXF of the model can be used by the surveyors to check and record relevant points along the structure. The accuracy of the model and the control over the geometry during fabrication and erection are a major contributor to the success of a project.
Building an accurate and comprehensive estimate, for a commercial construction project can be a long gruelling process. Steel Pencil’s estimating service can help you gain a competitive advantage by facilitating your preparation with an accurate 3D model to assist with:
Steel Pencil can carry out on-site surveys for new and existing projects to assist in fast and accurate flow of the right information to the drawing and construction offices. We can liase between the consultants, builders, and owners to ensure that all information is available and your project is completed on time.
We provide animations and still images for all stages of the architectural process including concept, consent, and marketing. These include the following:
We can do almost any type of project – Boutique residential, apartments, multi-unit developments, commercial, retail, industrial, resorts, hotels, office fit outs, landscape gardens, civic centres, public spaces, retro-fits and product modelling.Back to top