When an order for a structure is received it has to be broken down into components (pieces) which can be manufactured and easily transported. Moulds need to be made and a schedule put together of the order in which they will be made. Accurate drawings of each part are made, the order is costed out and materials procured.Can't find the role you're looking for?
Structural engineers will review all drawings and designs of each component carrying out complex calculations to make sure that the pieces can be stored, transported and lifted into place on site safely.
Project Co-ordinators will work with the client to make sure that the finished structure looks how the client wants it to look.Can't find the role you're looking for?
When all designs, costs and plans are agreed to everyone's satisfaction, the manufacturing process can begin. Just like any other factory process there is a strict order to the way each component is manufactured and finished. Each piece is checked against a quality standard before being allowed to leave the factory.Can't find the role you're looking for?
Logistics are involved throughout the whole process from design and planning through to delivery. Components must be stored correctly and when ready to be dispatched the correct vehicles must be used to lift and transport each piece safely.Can't find the role you're looking for?
It's important that components arrive on site in the right order and at the right time. A steel or concrete frame will have been erected and massive cranes will lift each section into place which will then be secured with special fittings.Can't find the role you're looking for?
Roles In Construction
An interactive tour through the 5 stages of off-site manufacture and the roles in construction involved in each. Click the "+" symbols to find out about a specific role and use the right-hand-side navigation arrows to move through the stages.
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