Resources for Steel Fabricators

  • Bennett Steel Increases Production Tenfold with Truly Connected Steel Fabrication Management

    Bennett Steel Increases Production Tenfold with Truly Connected Steel Fabrication Management

    Tekla PowerFab brings transformative results to Bennett Steel: increased production by tenfold, full traceability, accelerated work for field crews and more profitable projects.

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  • Workflow from Tekla Structures BIM Software to Howick Frame Manufacturing1:13

    Workflow from Tekla Structures BIM Software to Howick Frame Manufacturing

    This video shows the efficient workflow of designing and detailing the light metal frame structure in Tekla Structures and exporting it to Howick machinery for production. Tekla Structures is ideal fo

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  • Accelerating Collaboration and Real-time Data Exchange Between the Office and Field with Trimble Connect

    Accelerating Collaboration and Real-time Data Exchange Between the Office and Field with Trimble Connect

    With the fabrication process streamlined and efficient, Bennett Steel turned its attention to increasing efficiency between teams in the shop and crews in the field.

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  • Increased Bid Accuracy, Accelerated Workflows and a True Competitive Advantage with Model-based Estimating

    Increased Bid Accuracy, Accelerated Workflows and a True Competitive Advantage with Model-based Estimating

    Adam Norman from GMF Industries explains how utilizing model-based estimating has not only improved the accuracy of their estimates but the speed of their bidding process as well.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Why real time information matters? Choosing fabrication management software at McCombs Steel3:29

    Why real time information matters? Choosing fabrication management software at McCombs Steel

    With Tekla, McCombs Steel Company reach a whole new level of real-time visualization that helps them run their steel fabrication business more efficiently.

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  • Real time production and inventory information for everyone at McCombs Steel4:01

    Real time production and inventory information for everyone at McCombs Steel

    Adam MacDonald, production manager at McCombs Steel Company, tells why real-time production and inventory information for everyone has improved their steel fabrication operations.

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  • Better project management with real-time information at McCombs Steel3:58

    Better project management with real-time information at McCombs Steel

    Bill McCombs from McCombs Steel Company describes how he uses the Tekla PowerFab software suite in his daily work as a project manager.

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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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  • 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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  • Straight Staircase in Tekla Structures13:23

    Straight Staircase in Tekla Structures

    This video shows an overview of the new Straight Staircase extension in Tekla Structures.

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  • Real-time fabrication management at McCombs Steel with Tekla PowerFab2:02

    Real-time fabrication management at McCombs Steel with Tekla PowerFab

    McCombs Steel company is one of the early adopters of the Tekla PowerFab system. VP of Finance and Administration, Ricky Horton tells how the company has benefited from the real time fabrication manag

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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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  • Complete and connected steel fabrication with Tekla PowerFab4:24

    Complete and connected steel fabrication with Tekla PowerFab

    Tekla PowerFab is a comprehensive software suite for a systematic, collaborative approach to managing your fabrication. Developed for steel fabricators, it manages real-time fabrication information.

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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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  • Tekla Partner Spotlight: Linking Tekla with SigmaTUBE and EMI14:35

    Tekla Partner Spotlight: Linking Tekla with SigmaTUBE and EMI

    This webinar focuses on the link between Tekla, SigmaTUBE and EMI. We show how you can take modeled handrail in Tekla, process it through SigmaTUBE to be fabricated by EMI. Learn more about how to b

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