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