Prefabrication is the process of building a structure in a controlled facility for installation at a predetermined site. By manufacturing and assembling these components in a controlled environment, you can reduce onsite labor costs and increase overall productivity. Learn more about prefabricated structural components, product types offered by AGI Fabricators, and the benefits of choosing prefabricated components.
What Are Prefabricated Components?
Prefabricated structural components are any components, such as metal beams, columns, panels, and platforms, intended for a final project site. In contrast to building the entire structure on site, prefabricated structures are built in a fabrication facility and are mostly complete by the time they are delivered to the installation site. Once there, they are assembled and installed.
AGI Fabricators offers pipe, structural steel, and equipment fabrication. As long-term industry leaders, we have experience in many disciplines, markets, and materials, which allows us to tailor our prefabricated structural components to meet a variety of industry requirements.
We fabricate steel pipes and components, including tees, elbows, reducers, and flanges, to allow for the transport of gases, liquids, and solids within modern infrastructure. Our capabilities include cutting, beveling, and welding in alignment with industry standards and specifications.
Our structural fabrication team includes structural engineers, certified shop and field welders, project managers, and an in-house certified weld inspector to verify that every weld meets industry and safety regulations. We have the most advanced tools and equipment to get the job done right, including systems like AutoCAD, Revit, and SolidWorks.
We are here for every stage of your project, including design, testing, and startup. Our large-scale equipment fabrication capabilities make sure controls and programming are properly completed, all components function as intended, and the system is easily installed in the field. We have years of experience working with a wide range of materials, including:
- Carbon steel
- Stainless steel
- Duplex stainless
- High-alloy steel
- And more
Benefits of Prefabricated Components
While there is a time and place for on-site structural steel fabrication, prefabrication offers many benefits for specific applications.
While the initial investment is higher, the long-term cost savings of prefabrication are significant, making it a great option for large-scale projects and high-volume prefabrication of stainless steel components. These cost savings come in the form of:
- Reduced labor costs
- Time savings
- Material savings
- Increased productivity
- Transportation efficiency
You can take the time to design and test custom components off-site for specific applications. These parts are then easily duplicated through automated fabrication systems.
Off-site prefabrication is an environmentally-friendly choice that has far-reaching implications:
- Reduced dust and pollution
- Reduced noise pollution
- Reduced material waste
- A smaller job site footprint, which protects local plant and animal life
Within a controlled environment, workmanship, comfort, and safety aren’t compromised by adverse weather conditions. In the facility, you can easily create a safety zone around the work area, whereas on a construction site, a welder may be forced to work next to gas lines, large equipment, material storage, or other people.
Furthermore, a prefabricated component can be installed more quickly on-site, reducing time spent on the job site and reducing the number of people who may have to be involved. With less crowding and fewer materials in the way, the process is streamlined and creates fewer opportunities for mishaps and injuries.
Pipe, Structural Steel, and Equipment Fabrication With AGI Fabricators
Since 1893, AGI Fabricators has specialized in custom fabrication projects to serve commercial and industrial clients throughout North America. Our prefabrication solutions make it easier for construction companies to complete projects on time, within budget, and according to industry safety and quality standards.
With certified welding capabilities, structural engineering services, short proposal turnarounds, minimal lead time, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee, we proudly serve clients in a range of industries:
- Food processing
- Material handling
- Pollution control
- And more