Integrated Design Detailing is a methodology that accelerates construction by developing detailed fabrication 3d models when the structure is being designed by structural engineers.
This approach yields savings on costs and reductions on schedules.
A typical project worked under Integrated Design Detailing can be completed at 30% to 40% of the time it would be required under traditional detailing that starts after the fabrication contract has been awarded.
The Engineering company that holds the design contract deals directly with us, we start working when design is about 50%, in this way it is possible to have accurate material reports and detailed erection diagrams at the bidding stage.
When a fabricator is selected, we customized drawings to the fabricator standards and released a custom fabrication package.
As we said before, starting steel detailing early causes a huge positive impact on the project schedule among other key project indicators,
See below a typical schedule for a 200 tons project, comparing Integrated design Detailing, a design-build approach, with traditional Steel Detailing that starts when the fabricator has been selected and the fabrication contract awarded.