Design and build frame contracting

Design and build frame contracting

Our design and build frame contracting includes the design, manufacture and installation of the steel frame all under one contractor. This allows us to optimise the entire process to the benefit or our customers.
Our long experience and time tested practices as steel frame contractor gives us clear perspective to realising successful projects. With our own design and project management team, we can support our customers with optimal frame solutions starting from the project development all the way to the construction site.

The entire project, from design, material sourcing, manufacture to construction site installation, is modelled in 4D BIM. This gives us a unique capability to track and make changes to the production, even with short notice. We offer our customers full control and visibility of the process. Project management software is used to monitor and manage resources, budget, assess risk, and more. 

Services in the solution

Project-development

Project development support

Working together with developers designers and main contractors already from the early phase of the project allow us to add more customer value.

Using our customers' needs and expectations as a base, our expertise in design, production and installation provides reliable information for planning, cost estimating and scheduling. As a project team member involved the early phases, we can offer a unique perspective on the construction and property performance later on in the process. 

Materials and solutions are fitted within a fast, efficient, industrial construction process, and also help you to secure high sustainability ratings.
Design

Design support

Our designers have wide experience in commercial, logistics and industrial building design. The newest design software, drawings and technical documentation help to reduce construction time and costs.

Including design of the components into the project delivery makes the much-specialised knowledge of our designers available to the project team, and ensures that the designs are optimal for both production and site operations.
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Building Information Modelling (BIM)

We use BIM when managing our construction projects. It is used in all phases, from project development design and production to installation. BIM provides our customers with high quality, cost efficiency and a good end result. It offers an accurate and fast 3D modelling environment, which is based on data that simulates the construction virtually. The plans can be shared with contractors and engineers. SCIA Engineer software is used for accurate and optimal design of structures in 3D space.

We transferred our design data to our automatic saw and drilling line in 1996. In 2001 we integrated our 3D modelling with our ERP system SAP. We are continuously developing our BIM usage through the project lifecycle.

Key benefits of BIM to our customers:
  • Improved safety by planning the simulation the execution in the model
  • Visualisation of design ideas and changes to find the optimal solutions
  • Careful planning in advance to reduce interference and to ensure smooth progress at the construction site
  • Transparent project follow-up and better communication
  • Up-to-date project status
  • Project completed on time and on budget.
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Frame component production

Our building components are industrially produced to fit unique circumstances and technical requirements on site. They fit their location on the construction site minimising waste and making site operations efficient even though the solution might be complex. This, in turn, reduces workload for all members of the project team.

The professionals at our factories are qualified in their fields, whether that be welding, assembling, surface treatment or coating. We have a strict quality control system, which ensures the safety, quality and efficiency of our production.

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Frame installation

Our experienced and trained site managers and installation crews work hand in hand with project management teams. Work is done on time, in a safe and professional way. We have extensive experience of working in the Nordic region and in Eastern Europe.

Particular attention is paid to controlling the assembly process. All installation work is carried out with strict safety methods. Project managers, site managers and supervisors ensure the highest level of quality.

With the latest software, specialised manufacturing equipment and skilled installation crews, the processes - from design to fabrication and installation - are integrated. This speeds up the construction process and reduces its costs. 

Products in the solution

Multi-storey frames

Using pre-fabricated frame components offers significant benefits for construction site speed and management. In typical multi-storey buildings, we use composite columns and welded WQ and UWQ beams. The system enables efficient space usage and flexible functional arrangements for the property, through long life spans and flat intermediate floors.

Single-storey frame and envelope deliveries

Project-specific steel trusses are a cost and material efficient solution, particularly for long span buildings. Trusses offer added freedom for routings as they can be easily led through the structure. Our single-storey frames use various column and portal frame solutions, combined with typically hollow section trusses.

References

DnB NOR Headquarters

The new headquarters of financial services group DnB NOR in downtown Oslo, has an exceptional appearance as a result of their honeycombed and multi-portal structures.

Alma Media Head Office

A steel frame enables the construction of versatile premises that blend architecturally into the cityscape.

MegaHub Logistics Centre

Ruukki’s delivery for the first and second phase of the project comprised a quick-to-build, modifiable steel frame, sandwich panel elements for the facades, and load-bearing profiled sheets.

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