Steel-related resources

Resources for structural steel detailers and fabricators

  • Use Tekla Structures for Light Metal Framing12:10

    Use Tekla Structures for Light Metal Framing

    Tekla Structures is ideal for modeling all materials including light steel structures (light metal frame/light gauge steel). The video includes a demo of the new framing tools and the Howick tools.

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  • 3 Risks That Are Hurting Your Steel Purchasing

    3 Risks That Are Hurting Your Steel Purchasing

    Successful steel purchasing requires everything to be on point. Here are three main pitfalls that you can encounter when you are planning, budgeting and ordering your purchases.

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  • Are These 3 Risks Hurting Your Steel Project’s Management?

    Are These 3 Risks Hurting Your Steel Project’s Management?

    Avoid these three main pitfalls when you are trying to ensure the optimal outcome of your steel fabrication projects.

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  • 3 Risks that Are Hurting Your Steel Shop’s Productivity

    3 Risks that Are Hurting Your Steel Shop’s Productivity

    For steel production to run smoothly, tons of things need to work together in a seamless manner. These are the three main pitfalls in production that can result in lost resources and failed projects.

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  • The Steel Estimator's Guide to Staying Competitive - Free eBook

    The Steel Estimator's Guide to Staying Competitive - Free eBook

    Steel estimators can influence the competitive advantage their shop enjoys through the accuracy, timeliness and effective use of their estimates.

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  • Just in time - Light Steel Frame Technology for Speed and Efficiency

    Just in time - Light Steel Frame Technology for Speed and Efficiency

    Intelligent Steel designed, manufactured and constructed Vita Student Westgate, a six-story building using off-site light steel frame technology.

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  • Doing It Right the First Time: Early Clash Detection at the Commonwealth Games Athletes Village

    Doing It Right the First Time: Early Clash Detection at the Commonwealth Games Athletes Village

    A grand architectural Arbour and Disc structure is the winner of the sport and recreational category of the Australian Tekla BIM Awards 2018.

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  • Cullen Steel: Productivity through Automation

    Cullen Steel: Productivity through Automation

    Cullen Steel chose Tekla products because of the high level of automation. Benefits that lead to increased productivity continue to be the most important advantage for Cullen Steel.

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  • Creating a Working Locomotive with BIM

    Creating a Working Locomotive with BIM

    Who would come up with an idea of using BIM software for building a working replica of a locomotive? An experienced steel detailer, naturally!

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  • BIM for Extreme Precision at Station La Glacière

    BIM for Extreme Precision at Station La Glacière

    The Station La Glacière is an identical reconstruction project of the staircases of an old metro station line No. 6. in Paris, France.

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  • 3D Scan Saves the Day for Retrofit Project of Jewel Fine Foods New Facility

    3D Scan Saves the Day for Retrofit Project of Jewel Fine Foods New Facility

    The project scope for CSD Group Australia Pty Ltd (CSD Group) was to retrofit a 10,760m2 existing warehouse to host a food processing and packaging plant for Jewel Fine Foods.

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  • 6 Unavoidable Problems When You Use Spreadsheets for Steel Estimating

    6 Unavoidable Problems When You Use Spreadsheets for Steel Estimating

    If you rely on Excel and other spreadsheets for steel estimates, you could put your profits at risk.

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  • 3 Ways Technology and MIS Improve Steel Fabrication

    3 Ways Technology and MIS Improve Steel Fabrication

    Technology and Management Information Systems (MIS) can help structural steel fabricators to get rid of excessive paperwork, chaotic communication, and error-prone manual information input.

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  • How a Steel Estimator Can Help Optimize the Entire Fabrication Workflow

    How a Steel Estimator Can Help Optimize the Entire Fabrication Workflow

    Learn how fabrication software improves estimation workflows and helps uncover savings throughout all disciplines of a construction project.

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  • Why You Should Move from 2D CAD to 3D in Steel Detailing

    Why You Should Move from 2D CAD to 3D in Steel Detailing

    As a small steel detailer your business can significantly benefit from embracing 3D in model-based construction projects. Learn why you should move from 2D to 3D in steel detailing.

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  • Producing Structural Steel Towers with Tekla

    Producing Structural Steel Towers with Tekla

    For Sisttemex, technology is a tool that can offer efficacy, quality and better communication, thus adding value. They use Tekla from design to fabrication and site mounting plans.

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  • Leach Structural Steelwork Optimizes Fabrication with Accurate and On-time Information

    Leach Structural Steelwork Optimizes Fabrication with Accurate and On-time Information

    Leach Structural Steelwork uses the Tekla model for all phases of the business: from concept models to tendering and through the design detailing phase.

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  • 3D Modeling Is a Powerful Tool for Detailers, Designers and Contractors

    3D Modeling Is a Powerful Tool for Detailers, Designers and Contractors

    The most advanced 3D modeling system for steel structures is Tekla Structures - a solution that gives you the power and flexibility to tackle any type of detailing project.

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  • Détail Optimal Takes Accuracy and Efficiency to the Next Level with Point Clouds and Tekla Structures

    Détail Optimal Takes Accuracy and Efficiency to the Next Level with Point Clouds and Tekla Structures

    Using point clouds and Tekla Structures, Détail Optimal can take on bigger challenges without worrying about sacrificing quality.

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  • Wembley Stadium: From 160 Phase Models to a Single BIM

    Wembley Stadium: From 160 Phase Models to a Single BIM

    The models were subsequently split into 160 phase models before being brought back into a single building information model (BIM) at the end of the project.

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