The Importance of Analyzing Steel before Construction

Summary: Check the integrity of the steel to be used in your commercial construction project before you ever break ground on the site.

Steel is commonly used in construction, and is assumed to be one of the strongest materials available to project managers. Its integrity is supposed to last for many years, but if the materials are faulty the lifespan can be significantly shorter. Analyzing steel before construction is more than just a method of covering your own tail, it’s an important safeguard that helps ensure your obligations are fulfilled as the lead contractor for the project. Hiring a steel fabrication expert is your best defense against litigation.

Accuracy of Your Order

Analyzing steel for quality is the best method you have of getting what you’ve paid for. If you don’t deliver the materials the client ordered in your project, you risk legal disputes down the road. Construction consulting services can verify the vendor that sent the materials, test for weight to ensure you received the proper amount, and test composition to see that the steel has the integrity that was advertised.

Quality for the Project

When you are building a commercial high rise or sports arena, you’re constructing something that will be in use by thousands of people for many years to come. Good steel is crucial to their safety. Poor quality steel will erode or rust soon after construction is completed. If a collapse occurs due to these faulty materials, the contractor may be held liable.

Final Thoughts

Steel isn’t just a financial concern, it’s a major safety concern as well. Steel must be built to last if you want your project declared “safe” on inspection. Hiring an expert on the fabrication of steel should be your first line of defense against litigation.

Lyle Charles Consulting specializes in the preparation of construction claims and disputes. Lyle Charles has more than forty years of experience in the field of construction and steel fabrication.