SHED (DRAFTING AND STEEL ERECTION)

This was an enjoyable Project to participate in, typically Drafters are usually involved at the start of a project to provide drawings and details, and revise The Plans to suit modifications and variations as they arise. On this project I was engaged in providing Structural Steel Detail Drawings for Worksop and Site, and also co-ordinate the steel erection of shed. So it was really rewarding to follow through and be there on site to install the steel work as well.

The Client was an owner builder (Husband & Wife team), large block wall shed with steel frame roof & sheeting. Draftsite’s scope of work was to interpret the Architectural & Engineering Drawings and site measure the actual layout on site and work with Builder & Block layer to create a set out for the new steelwork that will suit the new block wall. Draftsite’s drawings once complete were submitted to Builder / Client / Engineer so approvals could be obtained and any variations can then be captured and updated onto drawings before any fabrication commences. The work involved site visit, liaise with Builder and Consulting Engineer, 3D modelling and 2D Layouts of all components including Structural steel, bracing, cleats, purlins, brackets, anchor bolts, bolt list and miscellaneous items so the fabricators’ could manufacture and supply the steelwork for the Builder.

The next stage was to erect the steelwork, only took one day to put up steelwork with aid of a slew crane to install the rafters and tie in the steelwork to maintain stability of structure, and then follow thru with purlins and bracing as the day progressed. The photos attached show the start of rafter install (mid-morning) and final photo taken just after sun had gone down showing bracing & purlins in position. The next day was spent installing bridgings and check tension bolts. The Shed Structure is now ready for council inspection, and then roof sheeting / gutting will commence and head towards lock up stage.