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Structural Design


Our in-house design and detailing department have expert knowledge in the design of steel, aluminium and hybrid structures to the latest codes, standards and industry specifications. This partnered with an in-depth understanding of the fabrication process allows Had Fab to offer a fully coordinated and high-quality design and fabrication process. The design team can also offer Civils design services for the development of foundation structures to support the variety of steel, aluminium and hybrid structures.

The design team have a breadth of knowledge across the power and transport sectors delivering substation support structures and gantries, access platforms, transmission towers and access stairs/ladders. In addition, the team’s experience of delivering bespoke designs with steel and aluminium partnered with their knowledge of Eurocode 3 (steel) and Eurocode 9 (aluminium) enable the design service to meet complex and varied client requirements

Design Assurance

All structural design work we do is undertaken utilising 3D CAD software (QSE/ SCIA) allowing designs to be tested under a range of loading conditions. On approval of General Arrangement (GA) drawings, all designs will be supplied with full design documentation, outlining structural calculations, reaction loadings and design check results (in-line with customer specifications). Where required by the customer, 3rd party design checks can be arranged.

Design Detailing

Any Had-Fab structural design is detailed in-house by our draftsmen. They produce a fully detailed 3D model of the structure in TEKLA Structures, which allows any potential design issues to be identified and rectified before fabrication. From these models, GA drawings are produced for customer approval and, once approved, CNC control files are output ready for production on our FICEP machines

Customer Design Requirements

At the point of purchase, clients are designated a direct point of contact for all design requirements moving forward with their project. We pride ourselves on offering a personable service for all of our clients, in which we aim to make the design, fabrication and delivery process as easy and stress-free as possible. Post-delivery our team will also be on hand to answer any questions that may arise in order to make sure that all of our clients’ needs are met.

For more information about structural design for steel and aluminium fabrications, contact the design team at Had-Fab today.