We ideally start collaborating at the very early stages of projects while there is opportunity to influence the project design and execution strategy.
In the early days of a project, we offer pre-construction services and practical advice. We ask a lot of questions, bounce ideas around, and provide technical advice on what to incorporate into design, architectural and engineering drawings.
We often create preliminary models using BIM (Building Information Modelling) or working prototypes to ensure a full understanding of a project and its potential challenges and constraints.
We provide full service in-house engineering and detailing services to support all aspects of steel construction. These include pre-construction BIM; Design-Assist and Design-Build and design services; connection design; construction engineering; rigging design safety engineering, and full steel detailing services.
Our team of professionals use the latest industry software. Each project is fully modelled in virtual space to enhance our presentation and review capabilities and to provide a seamless interface with other disciplines.
Our digital models drive our manufacturing capabilities, ensuring efficient fabrication and that all components of a project will mesh perfectly on site.
Even the best technology is only as good as the people who use it. Our team of talented detailers and engineers are always thinking several steps ahead when working on a project. Our engineers work closely with our fabricators and our Field Services team to understand exactly how the project will be fabricated and erected on site.
Keeping a broad view of the project from end-to-end allows us to deliver high-quality projects, on time and on budget.
Moving products from the plant to the job site in a timely way is critical to keeping a job on track. We own a large shipping fleet of tractors and trailers for timely deliveries across North America.We also ship by rail or barge and for large prefabricated jobs, we engineer custom shipping solutions to ensure that there is no bottleneck when moving from A to B.
We have been involved in a large number of award-winning projects that feature Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel (AESS). AESS offers high structural standards combined with the capacity to create beautiful designs, details and finishes.
In skilled hands, it is the ideal material for exposed features such as trusses, canopies, unique support systems, storefront façades and much more.
AESS is all about “the three Fs” – form, fit and finish. At Walters, our use of AESS is guided by our understanding of the architect’s vision and how the public will interact with the finished product.