The SEAC (Structural Engineers Association of Colorado) Education Committee and Drake-Williams Steel hosted the Steel Fabrication Facility Tour of Drake-Williams location in Aurora on June 23rd.  Over thirty people attended the event with the goal to familiarize engineers with the fabrication process for structural steel.

There was a lunch presentation which shared the secrets of steel fabrication industry, the technology utilized at the Drake-Williams facility, material cost history, lateral systems cost comparison, and the BIM/detailing/shop order process.  It was followed by the tour of the facility which included all phases of production; from raw material inventory, through initial processing and various fabrication processes, to loading and delivery.