3D Structural Steel Detailing & Modeling Services

Making Design Constructible

DBM Vircon’s expert structural steel detailers make design constructible, translating information from clients and designers into live, data-centric 3D models and accurate shop drawings.

With expertise in complex projects and a focus on leading-edge technology, our approach reduces human error, all but eliminates rework and schedule delays, and minimizes the communication breakdowns typical of a traditional 2D environment. The result? Scheduling and cost certainty for the entire project team.

We go beyond traditional detailing to deliver full lifecycle solutions. Our customized proprietary workflows for Tekla, Navisworks, Rhino and other software deliver everything from 3D concept visualizations, and easily fabricated and erected build-ready plans, through to intelligent models for long-term asset management.

Years of Experience as Structural Steel Detailers

With decades of expertise in the industry, particularly in structural steel detailing services and structural engineering services, DBM Vircon stands as a pioneering force. Established in 1964, our legacy of excellence spans generations, underpinning our commitment to delivering innovative and precise steel detailing solutions. From bridges to commercial marvels and industrial complexes, our comprehensive approach and unparalleled experience ensures that every project benefits from the highest standards of quality and efficiency.

Structural Steel for:

Van Leesten Memorial Bridge Render - Providence, RI


As one of the first adopters of Tekla 3D modeling software for bridges, our 3D bridge modeling capabilities bring your concepts to life. Combining automated, accurate geometry with innovative software customized in-house, our whole of lifecycle approach increases construction efficiency, minimizes waste, and mitigates risk.

DBM Vircon’s numerical approach to Bridge Information Modeling (BrIM) produces precise models that match design intent for highly constructible bridge geometry. Early engagement and value engineering ensure important questions are answered upfront. This slashes rework, reduces health, safety and environmental risks, and provides certainty for material orders, costs and schedules.

Having successfully completed over 400 bridge projects globally since 1979, our unique combination of experience, expertise and technology enables us to turn complex data streams into intelligent, fit-for-purpose, context-rich models that reduce project timeframes and sure up project budgets.


From world-class stadiums to pioneering high-rise towers, DBM Vircon applies its 55 years of global modeling and detailing expertise to help streamline and de-risk the construction of complex commercial projects.

Unlike traditional production detailing, our proactive, collaborative approach and emphasis on early engagement drives each project. DBM Vircon’s project managers can work alongside your design team to help make the decisions with the greatest impact on cost and schedule.

Our cutting-edge technology—with features like electronic in-model review, custom reporting, automation and the ultimate quality control systems—embeds efficiency into the planning and construction of commercial projects.

Our deliverables add value far beyond standard shop drawings.

Steel Modeling & Detailing - Chase Center
Industrial Projects - Jimblebar


DBM Vircon has provided design, detailing and integrated project services to the global mining, minerals processing and oil and gas industries for over 40 years. Leveraging the latest integrated software solutions and processes, our collaborative approach delivers cost and schedule certainty and improves site readiness.

Whether it’s developing designs for large mining projects, providing traditional detailing services for material handling infrastructure (like crushing and screening facilities, conveyor systems and transfer stations), or undertaking engineering reviews for complex industrial equipment (like stackers, reclaimers), we can help.

Design Assist

Design assist helps bridge the gap between concept, engineering and fabrication. Utilizing collaborative techniques like early engagement, design development, and integrated design-detailing, we ensure all project stakeholders have a clear, unified understanding of design intent. This delivers more definitive early stage designs, minimizing costly changes during fabrication and erection.

Working closely with the fabricator and engineer, we can help evolve your design and provide fabrication and erection solutions, whether it be modularization of the steelwork, full trusses that need to be craned into position, or bridge geometry. We can even suggest design solutions, such as the appropriate venting requirements for finishes like galvanizing.

All this streamlines the fabrication and erection process for an efficient, on-time and on-budget build.

Design Assist

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