PlanRadar recently became members of the Steel Tank Institute/Steel Plate Fabricators Association (STI/SPFA) and attended their Annual Meeting in Coronado, CA. The meeting was attended by 160 industry professionals from the US, Canada, and other countries. The discussions focused on safety, technology, and best practices that are important to uphold industry-specific standards.

Many people may not know that he Steel Fabrication Industry plays a significant role in driving economic growth and job creation in the United States. According to the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), the industry directly employs 387,000 workers and supports nearly 2 million American jobs in total. This includes engineers, welders, fabricators, and support staff, as well as related industries such as construction, transportation, and energy.

The industry provides essential components for a wide range of infrastructure projects, including bridges, highways, and buildings. It also plays a critical role in manufacturing and supplying steel components for various products and machinery. Furthermore, the steel fabrication industry supports innovation and technological advancement in many sectors of the economy, making it a vital component of the US economy.

“We’re excited to welcome PlanRadar as a member of STI/SPFA and look forward to a long relationship with the company.”

Tim O’Toole, Executive Vice President of STI/SPFA

So, what can PlanRadar’s document management for the Steel Fabrication Industry do?

The STI/SPFA is an important organization that ensures safety and compliance in the building construction industry. It represents companies that fabricate steel tanks, pressure vessels, and other steel plate products. Their members include manufacturers, fabricators, and suppliers of steel tanks and related products.

Therefore, it is critical that industry professionals associated with the STI/SPFA are aware of the tools PlanRadar has available to help manage critical tasks on the job. Document management involves the practice of handling, organizing, and controlling documents within a company or organization. For the steel fabricators industry, it involves the use of different tools and strategies to ensure documents are organized and easily accessible. One of the most important components for this industry is ensuring that project managers are staying on top of the steel construction to ensure compliance with the various regulations and standards in the STI/SPFA industry. By ensuring that documents are properly managed and handled, it is much easier to ensure that a company or organization is in compliance with the latest regulations and standards.

PlanRadar’s document management software can help with this by:

  • Connecting teams, and solving issues on construction pipe projects, where fabricators may be working with a municipality and there are many moving parts.
  • Aiding in project planning for shop-fabricated tank builds.
  • Ensuring employees can access resources needed and keep the job timeline with water tower builds.
  • Streamlining regulatory compliance by maintaining accurate records of inspections, testing, and certifications required by industry standards and regulations.
  • Ensuring quality control and traceability by keeping track of project documentation, including plans, drawings, and specifications.
  • Improving efficiency and productivity by automating repetitive tasks, such as document distribution and approval workflows.