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Customer Testimonial: The Steel Detailers

Customer Testimonial: The Steel Detailers

At the 2011 SDS/2 Interoperability Network, Michelle McCarthy interviewed Luis Torres of The Steel Detailers in Seminole, Fla. Torres commented on his company’s use of SDS/2 and shared BIM stories and tips. 

“Without SDS/2, we could not be competitive in the detailing market right now,” said Torres, adding that SDS/2’s interoperability is a huge part of what makes the software great. 

“When BIM first came out, I was so against it. BIM requires a lot of model integrity on other people’s parts, which you as a detailer have no control over. But the market has turned around so much and it’s so competitive that people are striving to do the best thing they can.”

The Steel Detailers used BIM in a small job for the University of South Florida. As the project progressed, Torres said the company doubted they’d break even on it. However, because of the BIM coordination, the company was able to make a 10 to 12 percent profit.

“I am a big, big proponent of BIM now,” Torres added.

To hear Torres’ advice for those about to take on a BIM project, watch the video