Value Add

Oct 15 – Currently Undisclosed Project – During a bid design for two regional warehouses for his client, Vince received sub-contractor feedback that his structural steelwork design is around 60 tonnes lighter than his competitors_$360,000

Oct 15 – Currently Undisclosed Project – During a warehouse bid design for his client, Vince self-measured and reported significant savings on the incumbent engineer’s design concept. The most significant idea was to change the grid spacing of frames, saving $245k in structural steelwork and sprinklers alone _$562,500

Sep 15 – Barkly St Residential, Mordialloc VIC– During a bid design for Hutchinson (Melbourne), Vince self-measured and reported significant savings on the incumbent engineer’s design concept. The most significant idea was to provide a more efficient post tensioned slab design, saving $50k alone_$110,000

Aug 15 – Currently Undisclosed Project – During a warehouse bid design for his client, Vince received sub-contractor feedback that his structural steelwork design is 179 tonnes lighter than his competitors_$715,000

Aug 15 – Bungendore Village Supermarket– During a bid design for ADCO (Vic), Vince self-measured and reported significant savings on the incumbent engineer’s design concept. The most significant idea was to simply add a small strut between long spanning heads and roof bracing to break the spans, saving $25k alone_$135,000

Aug 15 – Banyule City Council, Greensborough VIC – During a bid design for ADCO (Vic), Vince self-measured and reported significant savings on the incumbent engineer’s design concept. The most significant idea was to alter the pad levels to balance earthworks volumes_$112,500

Jul 15 (WON) – St Vincents Private Hospital, Werribee VIC – During a bid design for ADCO (Vic), Vince self-measured and reported significant savings on the incumbent engineer’s design. His most significant value add idea was to substitute the ground level suspended slab on piles for a much simpler shallow footing and ground slabby treating just a 1400mm deep box out beneath the building pad, saving $335k alone_$710,000

Jul 15 – Oakleigh B2 & B3 Warehouses – During a bid design for ADCO (Vic), Vince self-measured and reported that he identified $900k of savings on the incumbent engineer’s design including earthworks, stormwater, pavements, footings, retaining walls, slabs on ground, tilt panels, structural steelwork. His most significant value add idea was to replace the documented 2No 85m long 1650D detention pipes with a 350cum detention tank under the already elevated warehouse slab, saving $160,000 alone_$900,000

Jul 15 – Echuca Police Station– During a bid design for ADCO (Vic), Vince self-measured and reported significant savings on the incumbent engineer’s design concept including suspended ground slab reductions and substituting driven concrete for timber piles_$450,000

Jul 15 – Ego Pharmaceuticals, Dandenong South VIC– During a bid design for ADCO (Vic), Vince self-measured and reported significant savings on the incumbent engineer’s design. The most significant value add idea was altering the roof bracing layout to assist the portal frames under lateral sway saving 60t of steelwork alone_$555,000

Jul 15 – Latrobe Regional Hospital Stage 2A – During a bid design for ADCO (Vic), Vince self-measured and reported significant savings on the incumbent engineer’s design. The most significant value add idea was eliminating redundant pile caps between piers and concrete columns saving $70k alone_$565,000

Jun 15 (WON) – Stanke Investments Warehouse – During a bid design for Hutchinson Builders, Vince self-measured and reported then had confirmed by the head contractor that he had identified significant savings (10% of construction cost) on the incumbent engineer’s design including footings, tilt panels and structural steelwork_$100,000

May 15 – Freemasons Lodge, Gardenvale, VIC – During a bid design for ADCO, Vince self-measured and reported that he identified significant savings on the incumbent engineer’s design including detention, footings, slab on grade, precast walls, suspended slabs and structural steelwork_$245,000

Apr 15 – Air Freight Centre 4, Brisbane Airport – During a bid design for Rubicon, Vince self-measured and reported that he identified significant savings on the incumbent engineer’s design including footings, suspended slabs and structural steelwork. The client confirmed the savings used in the bid_$650,000

Mar 15 – St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Werribee – During a bid design for ADCO (Vic), Vince self-measured and reported that he identified $1.21M of savings on the incumbent engineer’s design including footings, suspended slabs and structural steelwork_$1,210,000

Feb 15 (WON) – Coles Store Refurb, Yarraville – During a bid design for ADCO (Vic), Vince self-measured and reported that he identified savings to the incumbent engineer’s design including a suspeneded ground slab on piles, strip footings and structural steelwork _$75,000

Aug 13 – Australand Warehouse, Berrinba – During a bid design for McNabs, Vince received sub-contractor feedback that his design was 40 tonnes lighter than his competitors_$175,000

Jul 13 (WON) – Bunnings Store Gympie 12,000sqm – During the detailed design for DeLuca, Vince received sub-contractor feedback that his design was 25 tonnes lighter than his competitors (15%)_$125,000

Mar 13 (WON) – Mainfreight Warehouse 25,000sqm – During the detailed design for FKG Group, Vince received sub-contractor feedback that his design was 100 tonnes lighter than his competitors_$400,000

Jan 13 – AMP Control Warehouse, Mackay, 4,000sqm – During a bid design for FKG Group, Vince value engineered the incumbent Engineer’s 208 tonne design and identified 51 tonnes of savings (25%)_$255,000

Oct 12 (WON) – Bunnings Store Northlakes 20,000sqm – During the detailed design for DeLuca, Vince received sub-contractor feedback that his design was 90 tonnes lighter than his competitors (24%)_$450,000

Sep 12 (WON) – Bunnings Distribution Centre, Port of Brisbane, 30,000sqm – Vince’s detailed engineering design for Matrix was 36 tonnes lighter than his own winning preliminary bid design_$180,000

Aug 12 – Woolworths Airlie Beach – During a bid design for FKG Group, Vince value engineered the incumbent Engineer’s 92 tonne design and identified 20 tonnes of savings (22%)_$100,000

June 2013 – Australian Steel Institute (ASI) Presentation – Vince Williams co-presented at a half day workshop on the process and benefits of Integrated Project Delivery to the industry and how to reduce cost and de-risk structural steelwork intensive projects

June 2013 – Steel Australia Article, Vol 26, No.2, pp28 – Vince Williams co-wrote an article for the magazine titled “close working adds value throughout supply chain”

October 2013 – BrisBIM Presentation – Vince Williams presented to around 150 industry peers on the process and benefits of Integrated Project Delivery

August 2014 – Australian Institute of Steel Detailers Awards – Meadowbrook Shopping Centre project was awarded with excellence in Integrated Project Delivery, a project that Vince Williams was involved with and a workflow that Vince co-invented.

We add significant value in particular through our reputation for efficient steelwork designs. They are typically between 15-25% lighter than our competitors and in some instances up to 40-50% lighter.

We have more than 10 years of experience with industrial warehouse designs, so we tend to utilise these simple framing concepts to ‘keep it simple stupid’ and apply them across other sectors. As an example, to us, retail centres are simply sheds with ceilings and air conditioning, we don’t try to overcomplicate them with intricate detailing and overdesigned section sizes. We also investigate numerous conceptual designs for a single building, compare each design for simplicity and total tonnage, then adopt the simplest and cheapest of the lot.

Tungsten Structures provide state of the art, information rich, millimetre accurate 3D building models. It is directly from these models that our 2D engineering drawings are extracted. We don’t fudge 3D models to make 2D drawings look accurate.

We can then take this one step further using Tungsten’s Orchestrated Document Delivery (TODD). This process involves teaming up with our nominated steel detailer during early concept design, integrating our workflows, and delivering together to provide a flawless set of completely coordinated, reviewed and approved set of both steelwork and concrete panel shop drawings. We have experience on successfully using this TODD workflow across 7 previous projects, totalling 1,273 tonnes of structural steelwork, 97.4 kilometres of purlins and girts and 19,575 square metres of concrete panels, since early 2012.

Utilising 3D models means we are able to provide quantity schedules that are accurate to within 1% of the final fabricator bills of materials at any stage of the project. The complete quantity schedules are available in around half of the time it takes us to provide the less useful traditional 2D engineering drawings. Thus we are able to provide an extended program for the subcontractor to procure the tender package, meaning more certainty and tighter prices. Typically we see between 2-3% reductions in subcontractor prices simply by eliminating the round up errors brought on with the use of a more traditional scale ruled measuring estimate. We also experience an increased willingness and enthusiasm from subcontractors for pricing the project which gives you additional market coverage.

In addition to the construction cost savings you will experience considerable program benefits. We are encountering direct 4-6 week savings to the typically critical steelwork supply chain by aligning our workflows with our detailer. Furthermore there is literally zero effort or input required by the client representative in dealing with laborious traditional RFI’s, because quite simply, they are eliminated using TODD.

We can also hand complete control of procurement and associated supply chain initiatives to you, the client. You own the shop drawings, you have the power to procure, order, plan, and take delivery of various proprietary material items such as purlins, girts, bridging, and structural bolts. This means choosing to cut out the middle man and not paying a commission or margin in the process.

Tungsten Structures have a philosophy of accepting full accountability and responsibility for both our drawing deliverables and our 3D models. We don’t hide behind disclaimers. Our TODD process is no different to traditional engineering and shop detailing businesses whereby we carry the required insurances to cover such unlikely occurrences that a mistake in documentation is made.

Furthermore, design quantities are tracked and reported throughout the program, meaning additional accountability is owned and accepted by Tungsten Structures and an increased transparency is achieved for the client. Hidden design changes or errors simply don’t occur using our method of documentation.

Ultimately the benefits of using Tungsten Structures documentation methods are really endless, and we aim to both expand on the obvious and also uncover the not so obvious benefits on every project. So we look forward to the opportunity we have to ask you and your team……”what if?”

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