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Building Envelope Components and Assemblies

Building envelope systems often require custom fabricated parts and assemblies.

All Metals Fabrication (AMF) has the capacity to do stainless steel and aluminum building envelope components, which include metal fabricated parts like wall brackets, tubing, bracing and support structures. In addition, we have helped building envelope contractors with the likes of insulation clips, aluminum plate panels, stainless steel plate panels, copper panels and ACM panels. We can do the guts (inner assemblies) or the glory (outer panels) on nearly any type of building envelope system.

We recognize how vital building envelope fabrication work is to our construction customers. Key benefits from using AMF include:

  1. Shop Drawings: We do all our shop drawings in model format, which provides our customers the ability to see all their upcoming parts in 3D formatting.

    3D and Building Information Modeling (BIM) work continues to gain popularity in the construction industry because these types of drawings are so much easier to read and understand. It allows for fantastic collaboration before the job starts and before it is too late to make changes. These collaborative efforts often lead to less waste and fewer questions downstream. These types of decisions can make or break a project before the job even starts.

  1. Commitments to Lead Times and Due Dates: AMF uses a full-blown, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software system, combined with daily huddles between all shop personnel, to manage job scheduling. In addition, AMF has twice-a-week, project manager meetings to plan, forecast and assess shop floor demand.

    All of this is to manage rigorous, ever-changing construction schedules—which we all understand are constantly moving in this industry.

    We work extremely hard as a company to manage demand and due dates, we don’t take jobs we can’t handle and we manage—every single day—the jobs in our system.

  1. Quality: AMF has our own, in-house Quality Assurance Director who reports directly to the company president.

    As a company, we spend endless hours working on, quantifying and qualifying our processes. This includes ISO certifications, endless welding certifications, cause and effect diagrams, continuous improvement systems and a commitment to making parts right.

    Quality is an enormous part of our work because we recognize how time-consuming and expensive reworks, stops and pauses are—not only to our own work, but to the work we send to our amazing customers. We also realize that cheap parts become very expensive to our customers when corners are cut or if the wrong parts land on the job site.

  1. Part Labeling and Professional Palletizing: AMF takes packaging as seriously as we take fabricating.

    Again, we are keenly aware that time on the job site is very valuable. Time wasted looking for, sorting and trying to find parts is not only frustrating, but it can actually crush a job and result in wasted efforts or mis-installed parts.

We work attentively during the shop drawing phase to plan how and where parts are labeled. In addition to labeling, AMF works meticulously to ensure our metal parts get to the job site in great shape, without dings, dents, scratches or blemishes.

We employ great workers and have a work center strictly dedicated to packaging, wrapping, palletizing and organizing parts.

AMF loves to partner with building envelope contractors to create amazing architectural projects. Sometimes the most important parts of a building envelope are the components and assemblies that no one ever sees.

Whether we are fabricating the guts or the finish product, AMF is the winning choice for creating a successful job.

Contact us to find out how we can help you with your next custom building envelope project.

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