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You Are the Most Important Part of the Detailing Process


Metal Material Direct Inc superior engineering is only useful to you if you can understand how to erect your steel building. That’s where our detailing department comes in to assist. Simply put, the detailing department is responsible for making the structural engineering work. Component pieces like doors and windows or interior lights and insulation; accessory pieces like folding doors, overhead cranes, HVAC systems, and even the small connection pieces which attach your girts and purlins to the rigid frame need to be illustrated for assembly by the detailing department.

Our detailers are experienced in working on all types of steel building – from the small backyard workshop or car-port to Rv and Boat storages, horse arenas, and expansive clear span, multi-level warehouses or factories! The detailers adhere to and often surpass the code requirements as determined by the IBC (International Building Code) and IRC (International Residential Code). We work with industry organizations like the MBMA (Metal Building Manufacturers Association) to ensure that you’re getting the benefit of the latest in technology, industry standards, and technology!




1. Fabrication and Delivery Release

Once we receive your authorization to begin fabrication and schedule your steel building for delivery, your project engineer will assign a detailer and a supervisor to your project. It is the supervisor’s responsibility to check and verify the accuracy of the detailers work.


2. Shop Drawings

Your detailing team will generate the drawings that are necessary for the workers and machines in the shop to fabricate each individual piece of your building. These shop drawings include raw material details, weld specifications, hole and clip locations and any other part specific information that is necessary for the fabrication of each part like special tolerance requirements.


3. Shipping Documents and BOM

Once the shop drawings have been completed the detailing team will create your Bill of Materials and verify that the part numbers called out are accurate to the buildings construction and erection drawings. Beyond ensuring that all primary and structural component pieces are accounted for they also make sure that your building is shipped with all necessary hardware, fasteners, panels, trims and accessory components. It is with these documents that you can and should perform an inventory check during delivery.

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