Structural 3D Modelling and Detailing


We have a wealth of experience in our design department, who utilise our extensive library of industry-leading design and analysis software and expertise to ensure that you are presented with the most economical structural steelwork solution available.
Our designers specialise in various market sectors; we believe that this aides our continuous learning and enables Killelea to offer the most competitive of designs.
Killelea are one of the most technologically advanced steelwork fabricators in the United Kingdom. We have developed our systems, so that designs may be imported and exported effortlessly to our preferred modelling systems. Virtual 3D modelling can take place alongside both main frame and connection design; this enables us to shrink the lead-in period and get the steelwork to site in less time than our competitors.
Our preferred modelling system Tekla Structures provides an accurate, dynamic and data-rich 3D environment that can be shared by the whole construction team. Tekla can be used as a Building Information Model and we have experience in leading the construction of complexed buildings via the Tekla system. We are able to import information from other 3D and 2D data sources and create the highest level of constructibility and production control.
The information we create in the 3D model is uploaded to our Material Requirements Planning system Fabtrol MRP. Within Fabtrol MRP all the material data, drawing data, cutting and drilling data is routed to the appropriate plant and machinery. Fabrication programming and shipping schedules are also created within the system; providing a fully traceable system from tender to completion.
We are able to email a current version of our 3D model to our clients for information and comments. We feel the model viewer which works simply through Internet Explorer and requires absolutely no other software or training has been invaluable; especially through the design development stages of projects. As they say “a picture is worth a thousand words.”
As with all our employees at Killelea, our drawing office engineers are proactive and conscientious. When information is required to progress your project, then we will act. If you have not worked with Killelea before, you will find dealing with our drawing office a refreshing change from the norm.

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