Structural Steel

Millimeter Perfect Structural Steel Detailing and Modeling

DBM Vircon’s millimeter-perfect structural steel detailing and modeling services consistently deliver the ultimate in accuracy, intelligence and traceability. Data-rich and exceptionally precise, our models provide you with the meticulous information you need to streamline and de-risk the entire lifecycle of your project, from design, planning and materials procurement, through to fabrication and erection of all varieties of steelwork.

It is our unique combination of experience, expertise and technology that turns complex data streams into intelligent and context-rich models that reduce your costs, slash your project timeframes, and ensure scheduling certainty.

In-Depth Experience & Diverse Expertise

Whether it’s a large-scale mega project, complex machinery with thousands of moving parts or the most intricate of services that cannot clash, DBM Vircon has the bandwidth, systems, skills and capabilities to deliver your entire structural steel modeling and detailing project—there’s no need for you to engage multiple companies.

With DBM Vircon on your team, you gain instant access to over 800 modeling, detailing and digital engineering professionals worldwide, comprising a unparalleled blend of highly-skilled experts and low-cost resources. Our experience is built on the legacy of the three companies that came together in 2019 to form DBM Vircon:

A global Building Information Modeling, structural steel and rebar detailing firm with a long record of iconic projects, BDS Vircon has worked with top-tier fabricators, general contractors, engineers, owners and EPCM firms on a broad range of commercial projects, from convention centers and theaters, through to hotels and high-rise buildings.

Founded in Canada in 1979, Candraft was a leading innovator in Bridge Information Modeling. Their 3D bridge modeling and detailing services combined detail with innovation to bring project concepts to life and strengthen efficiency from end-to-end. As one of the first adopters of Tekla 3D modeling software and an experienced team of bridge detailers, they have successfully completed over 225 bridge projects.

Since 1972, PDC has grown to become an internationally recognized global integrated design, detailing and Building Information Modeling (BIM) consulting firm. PDC delivered hundreds of structural steel projects in the industrial sectors, including mining and minerals processing, oil and gas and infrastructure in over 25 countries worldwide.

Reduce Costs and Improve Scheduling Certainty

Eradicate Design Errors

Integrating data from all design disciplines and streamlining team communication resolves poor design documentation and reduces final clash checks, so fabricators deliver accurate steelwork.

Reduce Costs

When eradication of rework, duplication and delays is combined with reduced design errors, scheduling certainty and slashed timeframes, costs are reduced and contractor quotes are accurate.

Slash Project Timeframes

An integrated structural steelwork detailing model improves efficiencies across the project lifecycle through parallel workflows and reduced duplication, slashing your project’s timeframe by up to 12%.

Built-In Scheduling Certainty

With data-rich and exceptionally precise models, fabrication and erection is never delayed by unforeseen rework or material delays. You can rest assured your project will be delivered on-time.

Improve Site Safety

Significant error and risk can occur during construction. Millimetre perfect structural steel detailing and modeling ensures minimal rework, reduces hours on-site, and helps address safety concerns.

Enhance Environmental Impact

Lean and repeatable designs consider operational issues as well as construction requirements to reduce waste and site clearances, deliver more efficient design, and assist in community engagement.

Streamline and De-Risk Your Structural Steel Project

With the help of DBM Vircon’s team of experts, you will be well-equipped to manage your structural steel project and mitigate risks via:

Improved visualization of the project that delivers:
  • Faster, more informed decision-making
  • Better communication and understanding of design intent
  • Enhanced multi-disciplinary collaboration
Verified exact measurements against the as-built site that delivers:
  • Proactive prevention of potential constructibility conflicts
  • Faster resolution of actual constructibility conflicts
  • Safer construction sites
Reduced rework that delivers:
  • Reduced site costs
  • Improved productivity
  • Reduced project timeframes
Optimized project planning cycles that deliver:
  • First-time accurate cost calculations
  • Reduced procurement lead times
  • Improved efficiency with a reduced paper trail
Enhanced asset management, from design to demolition that delivers:
  • Simplified, easy repairs and replacement of parts
  • Streamlined maintenance processes for contractors
  • Reduced operational costs











“Firstly, let me compliment DBM Vircon for the fantastic work you have done with our BIM Revit models. Not only is the work accurate, but your team is very efficient. DBM Vircon completed our project within the time frame and within the agreed budget.”

Ian Belton, Managing Director, Simply Stainless

“DBM Vircon was our detailer of choice on the Maitland Pedestrian Arch in Florida. They had the capacity to manage the project schedule needed to keep the fabrication processes efficient. Their efforts in 3D coordination and engineering expertise were unmatched on this project. They were a driving force for identifying and resolving design concerns and trade coordination issues with the team long before reaching the fabrication stages of the project saving potential hours of rework in the shop and field.”

Jeremy Duckett, Project Manager, Veritas Steel

“DBM Vircon’s quality work and sensitivity to fast track schedules help make projects a success. Their willingness to accommodate fabricators & erectors specific needs coupled with timely submittal schedules is also evident. Their in-depth knowledge of steel fabrication and erection is obviously founded on a sound base of experience.”

Ray Clarke, Engineering Manager, Owen Steel Company

“DBM Vircon’s efforts have been first class and we appreciate the work put in by your team to meet a tight schedule”

Stephen Farran – Pluto LNG Project, WorleyParsons Resources & Energy

“Excellent! DBM Vircon is doing an outstanding job.”

Chris Kleban, Skanska

“We worked with DBM Vircon on a recent retrofit project which required close integration with the design engineers through an interactive process. DBM Vircon was responsive and proactive which was critical in modeling, connecting and detailing this project as the design evolved dynamically due to changing site conditions.”

Terry Flynn, Vice President Engineering, Tutor Perini Corporation

“DBM Vircon is a West Australian company successfully competing on the world stage and one to be extremely proud of”

Simon Lukan, Monadelphous

“Their versatility of the staffing was consistently proactive by supporting the size of this 12,000-ton project with three independent teams to marshal this project with aplomb. DBM Vircon is always and continues to be our go to team-mates for the really complex projects.”

Christopher Carey, Senior Project Manager, Schuff Steel Company

“You and your team have done an exceptional job tracking ALL the changes and keeping up with the curtain wall issues on this project. I’ve never worked on a project like this one before and I’m glad this one was with you and DBM Vircon.”

Jason Bruce, Cives Steel Company

“DBM Vircon has a lot more to offer than just strictly detailing”

Sean S. Boynton, Cives Steel Company

“Constructability, operability and maintainability were enhanced, resulting in an optimized and safer project and ultimately a safer plant”

RGP4 Newman Hub Project Team, BHP BILLITON

“I would like to compliment DBM Vircon on consistently producing quality models. DBM Vircon’s deliverables were some of the more complex models set against a vigorous schedule and at times with models that were still evolving.”

Steven Trenouth, Pluto LNG Project

“DBM Vircon’s efforts have been first class and we appreciate the work put in by your team to meet a tight schedule”

Stephen Farran – Pluto LNG Project, WorleyParsons Resources & Energy