Thanks to the investment made in our state of the art Computer Aided Design systems and the extensive engineering experience within 3CB we have developed a capability of problem solving within the steel framed building sector, and beyond, that have yielded results in a number of areas.
We can also undertake specialist fabrication work associated with our steel building, such as ‘cat walks’, canopies, loading platforms etc
Steel building challenges that we have solved issues include:-
Clean and temperature controlled environment building
With its extensive capabilities 3CB have just completed an exciting project for a very prestigious, highly successful, international printing company at their South Wales facility.
The requirement was for an steel framed and insulated enclosure (for a very sophisticated printing press) to be constructed within the main factory. Space was limited and consequently roller door access had to be set at an angle whilst the roof had to be flat to carry the various ventilation ducts and also fit within the limited space.
The 3CB team design the solution from start to finish and the project was highly successful. The clients plans to use 3CB for other enclosures and also external factory extension work.
Noise containment buildings
Utilising specialist solutions we are able to reduce noise levels outside our steel building. This is typically relevant where there are process control noises, test house noise or very commonly air compressor noise.
To undertake the work thoroughly we need to understand noise levels at a range of frequencies such that we offer the appropriate solution. To do this we undertake noise surveys at the outset.
Dust containment enclosures
Certain environments require the installation of specialist enclosures to minimise dust levels in a particular area of a facility. We have undertaken a number of these installations and can often custom design the solution for fabrication within our own workshop prior to delivery – thereby minimising site disruption.
Clean Rooms for food processing
By lining our buildings in appropriate materials the interiors can be readily pressure washed for cleanliness. We use materials provided by such companies as Hemsec that provide the perfect solution for such environmental requirements. Naturally enough the fit out includes the correct IP (Ingress Protection) rating for electrical equipment.
3CB worked with this client to provide a steel framed building with a tile effect insulated steel roof. Our designers provided accurate, and detailed, CAD drawing for the Customer to undertake the build himself with an impressive end result.
The steel framed building and its high specification insulated steel roof provided significant cost savings over a traditional build and our galvanised portal steel frames gave, not only, excellent rigidity but also a clear and wide roof space that wouldn't have been possible with a traditional trussed roof.