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BIM Estimating

For over 10 years STRUMIS customers have been reaping the benefits of being able to create estimates in seconds by importing 3D models into STRUMIS from third party modelling software solutions such as; Tekla, STRUCAD, Advance Steel and many more.

However more recently this ground breaking functionality has been enhanced in order to provide STRUMIS customers with an incredibly streamlined and efficient approach to model based estimating. This is achieved by by-passing the need to create 3D models in the third party modelling software solutions by importing them directly from design software solutions such as Revit Structures.

Importing directly from a Revit model removes the need for the detailing team to create a 3D model in a modelling software solution. This is in order to not only save you time but it also ensures 100% accuracy in importing the entire Revit design model material; while also alerting you to any unusual material that is detected during the import.

Companies such as Robinson Structures and Mifflin Construction have adopted this latest technology to streamline and improve accuracy on their day-today estimating.

Ashley Robinson – Operations Director for Robinson Structures ltd states

“We have extended our use of STRUMIS through importing 3D models either from our in-house Tekla detailing team or for added efficiencies we can import direct from the Revit model when available saving even more time producing our estimates.”

Steve Goode – Project Manager for Mifflin Construction Ltd adds

“The more Revit models we can obtain at the point of tender the better for us as this allows a rapid and accurate take-off direct from the engineers model to be completed within a matter of minutes. This allows more time to concentrate upon the vital role of the estimator to ensure material and labour prices are competitive to ensure our best win ratio.”

Further to the significant speed improvements STRUMIS provides, BIMReview (which is included with STRUMIS) allows the estimating team to provide a movie file of the finished project over-laid on google maps if required or alternatively you can use the standard scenes included with BIMReview.

This movie file accompanying the tender submission can accentuate the win probability and also demonstrate your company is adopting the very latest technology to support the steel construction industry.

For more information on all the time and cost saving benefits of STRUMIS please visit www.strumis.com

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Grand Opening of New Production Plant in Přerov

Pontus Kallén, acting CEO of Astron Buildings, cut the ribbon of the new production line, together with Gordon Pringle, Director of the Přerov site, and Vaclav Šíma, Plant Manager.

The new investment allows Astron to increase the capacity of multi-storey building production. Brand new machines from European leader Voortman process raw materials with great speed and precision. Using STRUMIS as the new software engineering program, we are able perform cutting and drilling with significant time saving. As a result, we are now able to produce multi-storey buildings faster and in very high quality.

For additional tasks, new welding machines and cranes have been bought, as well as a bending press. A second bending press will be installed later this year. The new equipment will mainly serve to fulfill the increasing demand for Multi-storey Car Parks across the whole of Europe.

For more information on Astron Buildings S.A. visit their website.

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Hiring – Direct Sales Representative USA

As part of our recent efforts to expand the STRUMIS team we are now hoping to hire a direct sales representative for the American office.

Experience within the steel fabrication industry and/or software sales would be hugely beneficial to anyone who is applying for the role.

However as we have our own dedicated STRUMIS training team we would be open to any candidate who can prove that they are willing to work hard and will bring value to the team.

The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for business development and building relationships with new and existing customers.

Salary will be dependent on experience and previous success in a similar role. For more information and to receive the job requirements/expectations please email d.whitaker@strumis.com

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STRUMIS Expansion

At STRUMIS Ltd we pride ourselves on the experience and knowledge that we have in-house due to our dedicated teams.

It is how we have managed to consistently develop industry leading software with a whole host of unique features for the steel fabrication industry, which ultimately provide our 20,000+ users in over 60 countries with consistent time and money savings.

So naturally in order to keep improving our products we have hired three new developers with different skill sets, so that we can keep building on that experience and knowledge.

In addition to this we have also hired a new business analyst to further develop STRUMIS Ltd as a company and also provide further support to our customer base.

We are striving to better serve the steel fabrication industry every day by improving our products based on your needs and ensuring our customers have the best industry specific solution available to them.

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Fisher Cycle Challenge

This week started with us receiving a lovely thank you from our much valued customer Severfield NI, who have completed their fifth annual fisher cycling challenge and in doing so raised an amazing £25,000 for charity.

Once again Severfield urged people to get on their bikes, get fit and help raise some much needed funds for charity. On Saturday the 9th of July cyclists embarked on a journey around Fermanagh on either a 17, 45 or 75 mile leisure cycle, starting and finishing at Severfield (NI) in Ballinamallard.

As a result of the challenge £25,000 was raised for charities such as Action Mental Health, Edges Earlier Intervention, RNLI and the Severfield Foundation.

For more information on the Fisher Cycle Challenge you can visit their website http://www.fishercyclechallenge.co.uk/

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UK Steel Industry In Growth

Following the crisis of prices in the international market falling coupled with increased costs at home the UK steel industry is now set to see a time of growth and a general positive outlook as these issues subside.

The global abundance of steel production seen in recent years continues, however this is beginning to ease due to several key factors which all lead to a positive future for UK steel.

  • The global economy is growing
  • China have cut production by closing inefficient mills

According to the head of the mission of the People’s Republic of China to the European Union, China has already cut steel capacity by over 115 million tons since 2016 and eliminated an additional 140 million tons of substandard steel capacity.

UK steel companies have become more competitive with the global industry, in part due to the lower sterling exchange rate following the EU referendum. Also UK steel producers are now much leaner, having cut costs in recent years.

A recent government report identified “enormous potential” for the UK steel industry if it can meet growing domestic demand. The study predicts that UK demand for steel is set to rise to 11m tonnes a year by 2030, presenting the industry with a £3.8bn a year growth opportunity.

The above is compounded by the fact that the HM Government released Construction 2025 in 2013 which outlines the need to lower construction costs by 33% and reduce project completion time by 50%. It is heavily suggested that this can be achieved through the usage of BIM (Building Information Modelling) and MRP (Material Resource Planning) software solutions. This is because of the time and cost savings they can provide via a multitude of features.

For example STRUMIS material nesting can create a 2% saving on steel expenditure, or more. A company fabricating 50 tonnes of steel per week could have a saving of £36,400 each year.

All of the above would suggest that now is the time to invest in more efficient and effective methods of working in order to benefit from the predicted market growth.

For further information on the many time and cost saving benefits BIM and MRP software solutions provide please visit www.strumis.com

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STRUMIS Are Hiring

We are currently seeking a developer with C# .Net skills and experience with modern testing practices/frameworks to join our dedicated growing software team. This is a fantastic opportunity to join the existing software team, where you will be involved in developing new features and enhancements in the current system and its plugins for third party systems. The role would be suitable for a developer who has strong problem solving skills or a software tester willing to make the leap into software development.

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/724591177/

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BCSA

We had a great time catching up with everyone at the BCSA meeting in Kilkenny and are delighted to have presented “efficient steel fabrication by STRUMIS”. It is always a pleasure to showcase the benefits that STRUMIS products can bring to the steel fabrication industry to a room of professionals. STRUMIS connects, streamlines and simplifies all of your steel fabrication projects and resources reducing errors and increasing efficiency by providing complete project traceability; to save you time and money. For more information visit www.strumis.com

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Triangle Ltd

We are pleased to announce that Triangle Ltd have chosen STRUMIS as their MRP software solution and have implemented it into their business.

Triangle Ltd are expert steel fabricators with years of experience in the trade. Offering full design and consultation services, as well as the manufacturing and installation of quality steel products which are bespoke to their customers’ requirements. Which conform to CE and CHAS standards.

The STRUMIS training was conducted at our headquarters in Derby where Jerry and Zane were taken through the STRUMIS system with our training engineers. The training was so effective that by the last afternoon of training Jerry and Zane actually produced a fully finished proposal and presented it to a potential customer.

The key element to our success in the training program are the training engineers themselves, all our trainers have worked in the steel industry and have also used STRUMIS in real-life business scenarios. Ensuring our trainers can share their experience with our new STRUMIS customers and guide them through the system to benefit from a quick return on investment.

To see all of the benefits that STRUMIS can bring to your company visit www.strumis.com

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SISCOL

 

STRUMIS welcomes SISCOL India on board the STRUMIS wagon of world class steel fabricators using STRUMIS Management Information Software for Steel Fabrication Management.

Having implemented SAP B1 as the Enterprise Resource Planning Software for the group, SISCOL have decided to integrate it with STRUMIS for better material management, effective utilisation of scrap and remnants and tracking their material through bar coding. Here is a brief introduction about SISCOL India:

India’s construction sector, at present, is witnessing a major change as it is progressively opting for steel structure based construction solutions in lieu of RCC system – much the same way as major developed countries like the US, Japan, Korea, China and Europe have done during their years of major infrastructure growth.

Steel based construction, apart from offering higher strength solution, enable completion in a much shorter time and also give technical flexibility for complex construction. A substantial part of these structures are factory manufactured and assembled at ground level to enable rapid installation at site. The manpower, as well as area required at site, required for steel based structure is also considerably less compared to RCC construction.

Indian steel structure industry is still in its infancy but with increasing local availability of rolled and fabricated structures, the industry is set to grow exponentially in the years to come. While several small and medium fabricators already exist, none of them possess complete capability to meet the full customer needs and engage with stakeholders like Developers, Architects and Contractors for achieving optimal solution.

SISCOL pioneered by a group of visionary & experienced veterans of India’s Steel and Construction industry, entered into a “Technical Service Agreement” with iconic Yongnam Engineering and Construction Limited of Singapore to provide state-of-art and complete end-to-end solutions as a part of their value proposition.