Capabilities


Capitol Steel excels at fabrication and erection of unique, complex and heavy structural steel projects. With diverse experience; intricate, methodical techniques; and passionate people – Capitol Steel adds value to your steel project and does not back away from a challenge.

Facilities

  • Technology
    • Trimble Robotic Total Station, Scanner & CAD Software for Layout & Surveying
    • CNC Detail Equipment including:
      • Plasma Drill Plate Processor
      • 7-Axis Robotic Plasma Cutting
      • Oxy Fuel Plate Burning/Drilling
      • Beam Drills
      • Large Capacity Machining Equipment
      • Stress Relieving Equipment
      • TEKLA 3D Modeling, AutoCAD Civil 3D
      • FabTrol MRP Computer Management System
  • Girder and Detail Shop
    • 85,000 Square Feet, with rail and heavy truck access
    • 100 Ton Crane Capacity, 30’ Hook Height
  • Complex Coating Facility
    • 10,000 Square Feet
    • 2 x 5 Ton Crane Capacity
    • In-house metalizing and paint capabilities
    • Wheelabrator Shot Blast and Manual Sand Blast Systems
  • Company Owned Heavy Haul Equipment
  • Assembly Yard
    • 1 Acre assembly yard with rail and heavy truck access
    • 60 Ton Outside Crane Capacity, 35’ Hook Height
  • Storage Yard
    • 16 Acres of Yard Space for Storage and Staging, with rail and heavy truck access

Fabrication, Erection & Refurbishment

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  • Bridges
    • 3 Plate box and trapezoidal girders including haunched, radiused, skewed and super-elevated configurations
    • Through-plate & deck-plate railroad bridges (TPG, DPG)
    • Pedestrian Bridges
    • Expansion joint and bearing assemblies, ornamental detail, guardrails
    • Girder strengthening, corrosion repair, bearing and expansion joints replacement, emergency repairs
    • In-house trial assembly
    • Design assist
    • Ornamental and historical preservation work
    • Multiple crane orchestration, critical lifts, complex rigging and bracing
    • Barge work
    • Helicopter lifts
    • Temporary Acrow Bridge assembly and launching
    • Hydraulic jacking and rigging systems

 

  • Industrial Infrastructure & Commercial Construction
    • Structural steel columns, beams, & roof trusses for large commercial structures
    • Complicated shape and customized preassembled superstructures
    • Hydro dam trash racks, stoplogs, gates and guides
    • Hydro transmission lines
    • Design Assist
    • In-house trial assembly
    • Ornamental metals, architecturally exposed structural steel

LEED® Project Experience

Steel is the most recycled material in the world and is the most proficient choice for construction projects aiming to achieve LEED® recognition and Capitol Steel is fully versed in what it takes to be a key player on projects seeking LEED® certification. Capitol employs the following practices to support LEED® certification:

  • Performs a detailed quantity survey of required material and accurately converts into commercially available sizes to minimize waste.
  • Enforces quality control procedures to discover errors prior to the consumption of new raw material.
  • Ensures the proper interface between our scope of work and the other trades; thereby reducing errors that result in added consumption.
  • Collection and recycling of waste created during the fabrication process.
  • Engages suppliers who utilize electric arc furnaces (scrap feedstock) in the steel making process. Producers must maintain average recycled content levels of 70% for sheet products, 80% for plate products, and 85% for beam products.
  • Wood dunnage used for shipping is collected and used on future shipments.
  • Maximize shipments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel burning.

Examples of projects that Capitol Steel has been part of that have achieved LEED® certification include Manitoba Hydro Place (LEED® Platinum Certification) and the Disraeli Bridges (LEED® Silver certification).  

P3 Project Experience

Public-private partnerships projects are achieving widespread acceptance as a method to deliver large capital construction projects. Capitol Steel can and does add value participating on design/build teams; offering and meeting cost certainty through all phases; bringing expert, large project experience, industry leading capability and an ability to work productively with partners. Examples of P3 projects that Capitol Steel has been part of include the Disraeli Bridges project (winner, Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships – 2012 C.W. Chuck Wills Award for Outstanding Municipal P3 Project).