In recent years Danzer has seen a huge rise in demand for its steel units and so embarked upon an investment programme at Langley Mill which has provided a new steel production, managed by newly recruited Production Manager, David Lear.
The new facility opened in March 2015 and is today delivering a 30% increase in productivity in steel manufacture. The firm has benefitted from the surge in requirement from house builders as confidence returned to the residential property market.
The new steel plant includes an overhead crane, gas-piping system, welding equipment, spray-painting facilities with full extraction and air filter systems along with all the necessary electrical work.
We continue to invest heavily in our people and have expanded our Health and Safety team with the recent appointment of James Kelly in the role of Health & Safety Assistant.
Together with Mike Walker James oversees the maintenance of Danzer’s health and safety systems and ensures that these are effectively communicated to all staff. James also conducts awareness training for the staff to increase the Health and Safety culture amongst employees and is bringing in new, cost-effective procedures that help maintain a safe workplace environment.
At Danzer we insist on the very highest standards of Health and Safety amongst our employees and sub contractors. We do this by conducting the relevant training, performing suitable and sufficient risk assessments, keeping all of the plant and equipment tested and safe at all times.
We are also investing in Building Information Modelling (BIM) training for our design team and have invested in auto Computer Aided Design REVIT building design software which is specially built for BIM.
It allows us to produce 3D models of projects ahead of build and enable us to share building information much more easily with other contractors.
BIM allows us to gather data on geometry, spatial relationships, light analysis, geographic information, quantities and properties of building components, project management and post-construction facilities management.
The data can be used to illustrate the entire building life-cycle, from cradle to cradle, from inception and design to demolition and materials reuse; quantities and properties of materials, which can be easily extracted from the model; and the scope of works, including management of project targets and facilities management throughout the building’s life.
Furthermore, systems, components, assemblies and sequences can be shown in relative scale to each other and, in turn, relative to the entire project.
From April 2016, all centrally-funded public sector work is due to be delivered using Level 2 BIM and our team is now fully trained and industry compliant.