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. This reduces errors, double handling and mismanagement of any part of the process of taking a structure from design through to construction while meeting the requirements of quality systems. The integrated project delivery (IPD) provided by Steel Pencil offers more than just a construction tool. The model and information can be used throughout the life of the project for asset management, allowing owners 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:
Today many designers prefer to outsource their draughting work to allow them to focus on their area of excellence - design.
Steel Pencil has experienced design draughtsmen from all disciplines including, structural engineering, architecture, civil and mechanical engineering.
Steel Pencil Pty Ltd (in Brisbane) was set up to assist external organisations with this type of project work. Our preference is to build a fully integrated design model and subsequent documentation. However, we have the expertise to assist in documenting projects in various types of software to suit your needs.
Revit Structural, Architectural and MEP,
Autocad and others.
Steel Pencil specialises in the production of fit for purpose structural steelwork, mechanical platework and precast concrete shop drawings.
We are well known for our integrated approach working with EPCM's, fabricators, principals and consultants around the world. We own and use world leading software such as Tekla Structures and Prosteel.
Our expertise and knowledge in this field is second to none backed up by our proven track record in the commercial, mining/material handling and industrial sectors.
No project is too small or large having completed projects globally in excess of 10,000+ tonnes.
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. This will reduce construction 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 arduous 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:
No more endless hours and cost site measuring an existing building prior to alterations or additions. 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 use 3D scanners which provide accurate information that can be used in a modelling environment. We can liase between the consultants, builders, and owners to ensure that all information is available and your project is completed on time.
Point cloud scanning used with our integrated modelling process will save you significant time and money.
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