iSPAN is more than just a supplier. We work with our customers to ensure they get maximum benefit from our systems and shorten the learning curve as much as possible.
Engineering & Design Assist
- Work closely with your consultants
- Support with Building Departments
- Provide permit drawings
- In-house drafting and engineering
- Window and door opening coordination
- MEP coordination
- Material order
- Erection planning
- Customized to suit your needs
- Supply only
- Project coordination
- Site supervision
The iSPAN Process
The most ideal time to get us involved is when your idea is little more than a sketch on a single piece of paper, even before site plan approval has been obtained. We will work with you to help realize the full advantages of out Total Framing system's unique features to achieve an economical build, that does not sacrifice quality functionality, or aesthetics.
We will develop an understanding of your project and educate you about our systems to help you gain a better understanding of the construction process. We provide a detailed quote, including budget prices for items outside of our scope so that you have a complete superstructure price. Once a contract is signed, the project moves into the pre-construction phase.
We will be part of your team during the pre-construction phase, assisting the architect, engineer and MEP firms with their work. We can provide drawings which are submitted along with the consultants drawings.
Through our in-house drafting and engineering teams, we can provide technical assistance. Once a permit has been obtained, we will work to take the drawings from the permit stage to be issued for manufacturing and erection. At this point it is critical to obtain final mechanical, door and window opening sizes and locations.
Drawings are sent out for consultants to review. Reviewed drawings are sent back to iSPAN to begin production once approved by the client. Conflicts or missing information are resolved before production to mitigate costly on-site repairs.
Material is ordered to arrive shortly before production is anticipated to begin, mitigating inventory carrying costs. Joists, decking and wall panels are fabricated using CNC data and drawings generated using BIM models.
We will agree on site timelines at this stage and provide regular progress updates.
To mobilize the site, we provide project management to suit our customer's needs ranging from supply only to erection with full-time site supervision. iSPAN will work with the customer to retain a qualified installer.
Detailed erection schedules are drawn up in consultation with the erector. Takeoffs are generated using information from the BIM models, ensuring a high level of accuracy.
It is essential to ensure the first level of panels are at the correct height and location. As each floor is installed, follow up trades can immediately begin working below.
Engineering review will take place and all deficiencies will be remediated so that the site is ready for final turnover.
Once the Engineering sign-off occurs, the final turnover will take place to close out the project. We continue to support our clients pas the final turnover and look for feedback to help continuously improve our products and process.