What we do
Design and build contracting forms an integral part of our activities and it is for this reason we ’ ve employed a chartered structural engineer with over twenty years experience in the particular skills that design and build requires . Currently working on several school projects with a number of main contractors and in line with current public policy on government buildings Finley ’ s are undertaking level three BIM co-ordination utilising their own 3D design and detailing software in conjunction with Navisworks and Revit Architecture . Finley recognise and appreciate that engineering decisions can greatly affect the success of a project , and thus have a particular skill base and vast knowledge that can benefit their clients , not only in terms of cost , but programme duration . Our Engineer uses the latest analysis software and 3D modelling packages to find the optimum solution to any structural engineering problem . This design facility is at the forefront of modern industry techniques , and is able to offer the complete service to the construction industry , from individual connections on consultant led projects to full design of the most complex structures on a ‘ design and build ’ basis . All design information is able to be imported directly into ‘ 3- Dimensional ’ CAD systems , providing immeasurable speed and accuracy .
Finley ’ s drawing offices are equipped with the latest structural steel CAD draughting software . The main software packages being used are :
• Ace Cad Strucad
• Tekla X-Steel Linked to the Fabrication Department , the Drawing Offices are able to download construction and fabrication drawings direct to the factory CNC machinery for steelwork preparation . With certain sub-contract elements – i . e . cold rolled steelwork , we are able to upload our drawings and CAM data directly to their machines , enabling the quickest turn around available . It is our company policy to use e-mail for the transfer of drawings and information as much as is practically possible .
Finley Structures are strategically located at the heart of the North East , enabling them to distribute in excess of 200 tons of steel per week , nationwide , quickly and efficiently . On a 5 acre plot , their 88,000 square foot , state-of-the-art production facility incorporates the most advanced computer numerically controlled machinery ( CNC ) available . Their experienced 75-strong workforce can tackle projects from portal frame and beam and column buildings to the most complex structures . All machinery in the factory is linked to the technical department by a network of fibre optic cables to ensure speed , efficiency and the elimination of human error . All processes are completed in one fabrication facility with a dedicated checker ensuring quality is kept at its highest level . A just-in-time manufacturing process is utilised with steel being supplied from local suppliers in planned ' lots '. Fittings and main shafts are identified with part or erection marks , easily identified after erection for the CE marking system requirements and tractability . This then ensures the specification of our product complies with both the manufacturing standards and the relevant Euro codes for building and construction . Within their facility , Finley use Kaltenbach saw / drill CNC machinery and have full shot-blast facilities , which are controlled by their production control system . This is complimented with the two “ fabrication speed lines ", which are a form of moving conveyor system , each line being 160m long . Over 28 speed line bogies are used in the transfer of the steel where they end in a 15,000 square foot paint hall . This area gives us the flexibility to offer a range of surface finish specifications . The site has a loyal , trained and highly-skilled workforce that work hand-in-hand with shopfloor management and contract staff to provide a quality product delivered to programme requirements .
Finley Structures can offer clients the full solution to our structural steelwork requirements . Our flexible approach allows us to undertake work ranging from simple beam work to complex building frames . Our aim is to forge long-term relationships with clients to satisfy their requirements throughout the design and construction process . We recognise that no matter what is achieved in our workshop and offices , it is our site performance which is where we are most visible . We employ in-house erection teams supplemented by longterm partnered sub-contractors . Finley Structures shares the aims of the Main Contractors Group ( MCG ) in pushing for higher levels of training for site workers . In accordance with the MCG Charter , 100 % of Finley Structures site employees hold CSCS certification . our experienced and fully-trained site teams work hand-inhand with an appointed contract manager to ensure that the frame is erected on time , and most importantly in a safe manner . The contracts manager will be empowered to take decisions on behalf of the company , attending site meetings and accepting site instructions . Finley Structures work closely with not only the client ' s professional team , but also other site trade contractors , to plan and execute site activities efficiently . Through our extensive experience , we ’ re able to suggest unique installation techniques when faced with complex site constraints . When faced with challenging site issues , we ’ d always search for a solution to minimise any consequential impact to the project . Well before we start on site , a method statement and risk assessment are developed including a detailed description of the work procedure including the Crane Lift Plan . All erectors are fully briefed and committed to the method statement , this commitment is carried through to the site inductions and once the site is live the same commitment is reinforced with regular toolbox talks . Finley Structures accept no compromises on safety , and their independent health and safety advisors carry out routine inspections of all their sites , while a copy of the site report is always sent onto clients for discussion .
Crane Hire and Contract Lifting
All cranes are available for hire . In addition , Finley Structures offer a comprehensive package in the absence of an appointed person to ensure meeting the standards required to comply with LOLER . We ’ ll provide you with appropriate site survey , documentation and supervision for the lift as well as the correct support team and any necessary ancillary services . We ’ re able to carry out a specific , fully-managed lift where we ’ ll plan and supervise the lifting operation , supplying all the necessary paperwork , personnel and expertise .
Terex PPM AC 35L
Specification : Max . lifting capacity : 40t ; Boom : 9.4m – 37.4m ; Max . hook height : 48m ; Engine : DaimlerChrysler engine OM 906 LA ; Transmission : Automated power shift ; Dimensions : Length : 10.689m , Width : 5.95 m fully rigger , Height : 3.38m ; Transportation weight : 24t .
Tadano Faun AFT 65G-4 Specification : Max lifting capacity : 65t ; Boom : 11,0 – 44m ; Extension : 1,6m – 16,0m ; Max hook height with extension : 61m ; Engine : Mercedes ( Euromot 111A / EPA 111 ) 290kw ( 394 PS )/ 90kw ( 122 PS ); Transmission : ZF-AS-Tronic ; Drive : 8 x 6 x 8 ( 8 x 8 x 8 option ); Dimensions : Length 12,39m / Width 2,55m / Height 3,74m ; Transportation weight : 48t Taxi Version .
Secondary Steel Fabrication
Examples of Secondary Steel fabrications Finley Structures offer : Balustrade , Barriers , Bollards , Flooring , Handrails , Ladders , Railings , Staircases ( straight flight ), Supply and installation of glass to balustrade and canopies Examples of Secondary Steel finishes Finley Structures offer : Primed , Galvanized , Painted , Polyester , Powder Coated , Plastic Coating For Handrails , Stainless Steel .
STOP AND THINK EQUALS ZERO HARM
All aspects of the business are working in line with Zero Harm which has been achieved coming up to two years . As the Company philosophy is for every employee to stop and THINK prior to them carrying out any task in order for them to ensure they are working safely .
Finley Structures Ltd Quarterly Newsletter Issue 2 , October 2011