Accelerate your construction schedule, save money and reduce your risk!
By developing the model during the design process it yields a schedule compression that allows us to submit approved steel shop drawings with the completed construction drawings which will save weeks to months on a typical construction schedule.
Early steel procurement will allow the project to save at least 10% of the cost of the steel due to purchasing it much earlier in the process and allowing more steel fabricators to bid on projects.
This allows for increased efficiency and coordination by developing a single model that the structural engineer, detailer and connection designer build at the same time as well as concurrent with the typical A/E design process. This level of coordination basically eliminates the need for structural steel RFIs.
Testimonials & Success Stories
Rise of the Super Engineers
"GRAEF is used to being at the forefront of innovation. Over a decade ago, this Wisconsin-based full-service firm was one of the first structural engineering companies in the US to adopt BIM."
Accelerated Construction Ethos
"The contractor couldn't move forward because it couldn't get the steel to the site quickly enough. The project manager came to us and said, 'We should be able to fix this process."