If you can dream it, we can design and build it …
Our Corporate Profile
Our facility, based in Olds, Alberta, consists of a 2 acre yard with a 10,000 square foot shop, as well as 10,000 square feet of office space. Our team of over 30 skilled employees includes professionals with extensive practical experience in mechanical design and construction as well as project management, Senior Auto CAD and Pipe Designers, Journeyman and B-Pressure Welders, Pipe Fitters and Apprentices, and a Powder Coating Specialist.
Spearhead Design offers a broad range of services and is comprised of the following divisions:
- BUILDING INFORMATION MODELLING
- PROCESS PIPING
- 3D LASER SCANNING
- 4D - SCHEDULING AND COST CONTROL
- PROJECT CO-ORDINATION
- FABRICATION FACILITY
We have extensive practical experience combined with technical knowledge and years of BIM experience in the mechanical trades. We utilize a variety of modelling software including but not limited to: REVIT MEP, AutoCAD MEP, QuickPen TDL (HVAC), QuickPen Pipe Designer and Navis Works Manage for clash detection on coordination. We utilize the latest in MEP layout tools; Faro laser scanner for detailed measuring and coordination, Trimble Field Link layout solutions to extend our field layout capabilities, and Vulcan fabrication export utilities for duct fabrication accuracy and efficiency. Having all these capabilities allows us to maximize our off-site fabrications of piping systems.
There are various levels of BIM services that we can provide depending on the project requirements:
– Our basic IFC to 3D conversions, mainly for MEP interference and coordination purposes
– Clash Detection and BIM coordination for trades
– Dimensional layout installation drawings
– Detailed fabrication drawings for HVAC and Piping
– Accurate 3D As-Built model
We design 3D Modelling of process piping for oilfield applications. We perform P & ID’s, skid design, small and large facility design, isometric generation, MTO’s and create general arrangement drawings. If there is a requirement for specific detailed drawings, we can create those as well. Currently we are using CADWORX to do our design work.
We have the latest technology in laser scanning. Spearhead Design serves both commercial and industrial clients. We take pride in our ability to process this data into various usable formats for our clients.
We integrate the 3D Models with Project Schedules (Primavera or MS Project) to create a visual and interactive 4D Schedule. 4D models are used by industry to understand and predict the difficulties and inherent constraints of any construction project. This also facilitates accurate scheduling and construction monitoring. This 4D Model can then be tied to costs to create a 5D Cost Control Model.
Spearhead Design acts as the virtual design coordinator for BIM and Process Piping projects. We integrate all 3D models from other disciplines into one comprehensive master model. From this master model, we can identify the issues, facilitate solving the problems and coordinate the construction with everyone involved.
In addition to 3D mechanical design, we operate a separate fabrication facility that specializes in pre-fabrication of process piping and structural; CNC plasma cutting; as well as custom sandblasting and powder coating of metal including interior/exterior of piping
For more information, see our “Services” section.