USS continually strives to introduce the most contemporary technology available within the structural steel industry. This philosophy create efficiency and effectiveness with regard to delivery times as well as consistently meeting the agreed quality standards. This include highly sophisticated plate processor technology, angle master machines and hi-tech boring machines. With a component in-house drawing use that use the facilities of TEKLA, client needs can be achieved.
A fully equipped drawing office use TEKLA to support the design and issue of workshop drawings to the manufacturing process. This technology encourages effortless communication with the project professional team, main contractor and the client in a number of performance areas. The TEKLA bimsight viewer offers accessible 3D views of models to discuss design issues, identify possible areas of unforeseen clashes as well as coordinate expectations with regard to the final product among stakeholders. TEKLA creates a range of reports that provide an integrated management system to plan and track the project progress in a professional manner. This include assembly and material bill lists to assist with the measurement of progress and claims.
USS prides itself in achieving high welding standards which are linked to Welding Procedure Specifications and the welding team is qualified against these procedures. Each project receives a welding book that includes the Welding Procedure Specification, Procedure Qualification Record as well as the Welder Operator Performance Qualification. Inspection documentation is included in the data file.
The final step in the manufacturing process involves the protective coating. Based on the project requirements, the protective coating can include sand blasting and painting in the well-equipped painting facility of Uitenhage Super Steel or transport to the local galvanising facility. All protective coating processes are completed as per a QCP approved by the client. The QCP include details with regard to the preparation of the steel, measurement of paint thickness and the measurement of all relevant environmental elements.