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Maximize Steel Fabrication Productivity with Lean Processes and BIM Software

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    The manufacturing industry achieves benefits through standardization of parts and repetitive processes. Conversely, these benefits are very difficult to attain in the steel fabrication industry, where almost every assembly is made of custom or one-off parts. This industry talk will highlight how Building Information Modeling (BIM) software and lean processes can be used to achieve similar benefits to the manufacturing industry, despite the diverse range of structures and total lack of standardization in the structural steel industry. Design review, drawing production, fabrication issue, quality control, radio frequency interference management, and installation tracking can all be optimized using disruptive thought and cloud-based tools to ensure each stakeholder receives the correct information at the right time across every stage of the project. Forget everything you already knew about the steel fabrication workflow and bring an open mind ready to learn how to take structural steel construction into a new fully optimized era!

    Key Learnings

    • Understand common challenges to the current structural fabrication workflow
    • Learn how to apply lean principles to design review, steel detailing, steel fabrication, and on-site installation
    • Learn how to analyze current workflows objectively to identify where improvements can occur
    • Learn how to use BIM software to optimize design, review, detailing, fabrication, and installation for structural steel