In a Design & Build project, Voortman Steel Construction fulfils the roles of both lead designer and contractor. We calculate the steel structure and the roof and wall cladding for the building and optimise the design. VSC designers create the design themselves, in which they coordinate overall and detail engineering.
We investigate where savings are possible and can thus constitute a well-founded choice for the final design. Should we opt for a relatively heavy steel section with less labour or a lighter steel section with more labour? Weighing up kilos, production and assembly costs, preserving and transport costs results in the optimum design. The result will be a heavier structure in one case and a lighter design in another.
This working method delivered a number of major benefits for a recently completed project:
The leading benefit of a combined request is therefore that the steel structure, the roof and wall cladding and the amount of labour are fully coordinated because everything will have been calculated by a single outfit. This generates major savings for the customer in the overall design of his new industrial premises. Because we are carrying out this type of project increasingly often, the name of our system build department has been changed to Voortman Design & Build.