Our Four Step Process

Our Four Step Process

At Watkins Steel, we have developed a unique digital workflow that links our entire steel fabrication and installation process from start to finish. From site measurement through to steel detailing, processing, and installation, all data collected by the Watkins Steel team remains consistent and reliable across this entire process.

We created this unique digital workflow by investing in a series of technological equipment that could integrate with Tekla Structures Software for steel detailing.

  • Faro Focus 3D Laser Scanner & Realworks Software for site measurement
  • Voortman V808 Coping Machine for automated & precise steel fabrication
  • Trimble Robotic Total Station & Field Link Software for onsite steel installation
  • Trimble Connect for sharing models with clients in the cloud

Although there are a small number of fabricators in Australia that have some of this equipment, no one has linked and developed the four-step process between each element of steel manufacturing and installation. Consequently, we can now guarantee our clients:

  • Near 100% accuracy on every job the first time
  • Near 100% accuracy of site measurement with Faro Focus 3D x 130 Laser Scanner
  • Near 100% accuracy of shop drawings in Tekla Structures 3D modelling Software
  • Near 100% accuracy of on-site layout with Trimble Robotic Total Station
  • Automated steel fabrication to plus or minus one millimetre over 12 meters

How our Four Step Process Can Benefit You

  • Steelwork takes less time to produce
  • Quality of work improves and rework is minimised
  • Consistent and reliable data collected by the scan can be used by all parties
  • Site time is reduced, allowing other trades to progress
  • The project is completed sooner for handover and use