Structural Steel Framing – Taking a Deeper Dive into the Process

With explosion of population and extreme urbanization, the idea of city planning is increasingly shifting towards the vertical expansion of the buildings to accommodate increasing densities.

As a result, the building designs have become more complex and demand stronger structures that can bear loads of multi-story designs and heavy dead and live loads. It clearly points to strengthen the structural support frame system to impart immense strength to the building structures.

Who uses steel detailing?

Steel Detailers and Structural Engineers work in the collaborative environment to develop structural drawings, shop drawings, and fabrication drawings for imparting necessary strength to buildings. Another aim of these detailers is to create better coordination between structural steel designer, engineer, steel detailer, fabricator, and contractor.

These professionals in the building construction industry, the oil and gas industry, infrastructure development, and construction of industrial factories are the main consumers of steel detail services either in-house or outsourced to specialized steel detailing companies.

Preparing steel frames for building construction and plant erection is the main application for steel detail services. For oil and gas, reinforcement detailing of offshore rigs for maintenance and delivering structural steel drawings for connections, GA drawings, BOMs, etc. for pipes and tray support.

In the present scenario, all the engineering firms aim to cater to the latest structural industry trends while delivering their steel detailing services. These prevalent trends are building information modeling and sustainability.