During our site inspection of the area where work is proposed, we will gather all the necessary information needed to create a 3D Model of the environment. Information gathered will include a precise location, access and the location of obstacles or potential clashes.
This process is a run through of all the information gathered and the initial design. Its to create a visual of the product design and go over all the ideas and potential options available to the client. The initial product design can be run through simulation software to see how well it will hold up in various conditions, which can often identify design flaws.
3D Design Modelling
All the information gathered from the site survey is transferred to CAD to create a 3D Model. The initial design of the product is then incorporated into the model space, which can be manipulated to suit the clients requirements. All the details are added to the design product i.e. bolt holes, materials, fixings etc.
A set of structural calculation can be drawn up by a qualified and certified engineer where by the model and drawings are used to evaluate distribution systems required to meet new loads or other changes in the distribution system. Calculations are there to prove the structural integrity is sufficient when certain loads and forces are applied to the product design.
Approval drawings are created from the 3D model and are issued to the client for approval. All the necessary elevations are set out and section details are created from these views to provide clarity of fixings and structural connections. These are dimensioned and notes are applied to provide all the relevant information.
Bringing the design to life. Once approval is received from the client a fabrication pack is compiled which will include a material list for the purchase order, a set of detailed drawings of all the individual components needed for fabrication and a set of part marked assembly drawings. Attention to detail and the supply of all the relevant information is crucial for a smooth fabrication process.
For the construction phase a set of Installation drawings are compiled with all the relevant elevations and information needed to install the product design safely and correctly. This provides all the technical information for the connection such as fixing types, embedment depths and recommended torque required if necessary.
As-built drawings provide a detailed record of the final layout of a construction project. Any modifications or changes during the installation process will be documented on the As-built drawing and issued to the client at the hand over meeting.