What is Steel Detailing and What are Steel Detailing Standards- by bnmbgtrtr52


									?Steel detailing is the crucial process of producing shop fabrication drawings and
structure erection plans from available architectural drawings provided by the

Professional Steel Detailer is an engineering drafter well versed with fabrication and
erection procedures. The Detailer must be familiar with welding and installation
process along with the knowledge of various types of bolts and fasteners and their
strengths. The Detailer must have detailed information regarding finish and cleaning
specifications as well as about all kind of structures, bridges, trusses, girders,
handrails, bar joists, ladders, railings, stairs and other miscellaneous structural steel

The Detailer must be a skilled draftsperson, expert in understanding and analyzing
structural design drawings and architectural plans, be able to resolve geometry
equations and prepare accurate and meaningful fabrication details and erection
drawings. The Detailer should have knowledge of wind and gravity loads and material
stresses. He must be familiar with different type of steel and other materials,
architectural details of construction and be able to produce various types of
beam-beam or column-column connections.

Other issues that a detailer may address include:
# Quality of design drawings
# Documentation for bidding and order
# Participate in BIM Management
# Speed of fabrication process
# Erection & fabrication liaison

Some of the most poplar steel detailing standards are mentioned below.

US Standards:
# American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)
# American society of civil Engineers (ASCE)
# American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM)
# American Galvanizers Association
# American Welding Society (AWS)
# Steel Erectors Association of USA
# Steel Deck Institute
# Steel Joist Institute

Canadian Standards: Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC)

European Standards: Euro Codes and British Standard Codes (BS)

Australian Standards: Australian Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)
Steel detailers and checkers deliver effective detailing services in compliance with
AISC and country-specific steel detailing standards.

For any queries related to Steel Detailing and Steel Shop Drawing services email us at

James Lee is a steel detailer at OSTD - a leading Steel Detailing and Engineering firm
providing quality steel structure detailing, steel design and structural shop drawing
services to its client at affordable rates. For further details email us at

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