Superior Garages & Industrials (SGI) is a local, independent, shed manufacturer specialising in the design and construction of structural steel buildings. SGI handles jobs of all shapes and sizes, from a carport, shed, or garage, to an industrial building. Its aim is to separate itself from its competition by continuing to evolve, and to reach beyond the limitations of the more traditional companies in its field.
This continual development lead to the realisation they were stuck using out-dated systems. Not knowing where to begin planning the growth of their business and systems they turned to Insight (BIM).
Insight (BIM) is an Australian based structural BIM system and workflow development business. It works closely with companies in the steel construction industry, creating and developing customised systems and workflows using BIM technologies. These technologies help promote business growth, increased productivity, and increased value for clients.
With Insight (BIM), SGI started streamlining workflows and creating efficiencies. Automated systems and workflows for BIM model production, reports, drawings, structural design and project handover were constructed. A deliverables handover system was also created, having been designed to ensure the sharing and updating of deliverables were streamline.
The team also created a complete shed processing system using Tekla Structures. This system allows customised design freedom and automation. Tekla Structures also allowed Insight (BIM) to create a collection of custom developed connections, APIs, and templates. Combined with the systems and workflows Insight (BIM) provided the system yields all of the details a shed manufacturer will need to quote, order, fabricate and assemble cold rolled and hot rolled structures, metal cladding and flashings.
Project managers and site contractors are now assembling structures using a virtual model in Tekla BIMsight on a tablet, thanks to training provided by Insight (BIM).
Since working with Insight (BIM), GIS has been able to drastically reduce error and time lost in the pre-construct and construction phases. The material waste has been drastically reduced and there has been a 30% reduction in time assembling complex structures. All resulting in an increase in revenue and profit on each project.