What We Can Offer
In addition to the diversity of projects undertaken at Rank Engineering, such as structural steelwork and bespoke fabrications, we also offer a variety of professional services such as:
Full Site Survey
Our vastly experienced workforce conduct full site surveys for our customers to ascertain the specifics of the job in question. With the use of precision instruments such as theodolites, for measuring angles and lasers, for measuring distance, dimensions are firstly collated to a very high degree of accuracy and then, either converted to fabrication drawings for approval, from which a quote can be generated, or in some more obvious instances, the latter can be surmised from the measurements alone. Conversely, if required, full site surveys are also carried out on client’s drawings, prior to fabrication, for quotation purposes and to ensure the job specification is fully understood and agreed upon by both parties before commencement.
Fabrication Drawings for Approval
Our on-site draughtsman is exceptionally qualified and experienced in AutoCAD and uses Advance Steel software for professional, structural engineering, design and development purposes. Using precise measurements, drawings are fabricated and GAs are sent to our clients for approval, upon which, material is promptly ordered and workshop fabrication drawings are formulated. The latter not only details the exact manufacturing process for assembly, from part specification to surface finish, but acts a blueprint for fabrication, stipulating precisely the cutting, drilling and welding procedure to adopt. In this respect, Rank Engineering’s profound adaptability and design ingenuity is thoroughly respected throughout the industry.
From enquiry to delivery, Rank Engineering manages and supervises the whole manufacturing process for you. Parts of this service include a competitive quotation, a comprehensive review of requirements and the subsequent design of fabrication drawings for approval, based on customer specifications. Development of client drawings can also be arranged if required, in view of the most adequate, fabrication process to adopt. This is based on our vast experience and in depth knowledge of our full, on-site, manufacturing and production capabilities. In addition, we organise site visits, ordering materials, fabricating quality assured parts and assemblies in accordance with CE compliance, arranging and liaising with subcontractors along with utilizing our own highly-skilled and qualified, site operatives, managing, planning and supervising complex crane lifts, arranging cherry pickers, conducting a final inspection and organising delivery if required. Conclusively, rest assured, Rank Engineering can coordinate the whole job for you, end to end.
Full, On-Site, Manufacturing and Production Facilities
Our on-site facilities include:
- Hydraulic/Power/Fly presses
- Brake Press (3M/6mm)
- Plasma Cutter
- Guillotine (3M/6mm)
- Corner Notcher
- Hand Folder (3M/1.5mm)
- Table Sander
- Capstan/Centre Lathe
- Turret Milling Machine
- Various Band/Cut-off Saws
- Lorch Tig & Mig Welders
- And much more…
Highly-Skilled Site Operatives
Considering on site project management and the supervision of steel erection and installation, we have many, highly-skilled and qualified, competent site operatives. Demonstrating their experience and expertise, qualifications include CSCS, which is the leading construction skills certification scheme in the UK and proves that individuals have the required training and qualifications for the type of work they perform (CSCS card), IPAF, which is one of the most recognised governing bodies when it comes to using powered access equipment and proves that platform operators are fully trained and licenced (PAL card), ITSSAR, which is an independent training standards certification scheme, governing the safe operation of industrial trucks, CPCS, which stands for Construction Plant Competence Scheme and provides proof of the skills and competence of plant operators (CPCS card), PASMA, which is the industry standard training scheme for anyone who works at height on mobile scaffold access towers, SSSTS, which stands for Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme and is the standard accreditation course for all site supervisors working in the construction industry and finally NVQ Level 6 in Controlling Lifting Operations.
Planning and Supervision of Complex Crane Lifts
Whether it be standard lifts or complex tandem lifts, rest assured, our NVQ Level 6 qualified and experienced, CPCS accredited, Appointed Person, in Controlling Lifting Operations, can comprehensively and mathematically plan, supervise and organise the application and supply of cranage to suit the needs of the required operation, which is often an integral part of the steel erection process that, not every company can cater for.