LOCATION: Townsville, Queensland
PRODUCT: COLORBOND® steel
Established in 1985, Brice Engineers are specialists in the design and construction of a wide range of commercial and industrial building works. Over the past 3 decades the company has developed a reputation as lateral thinkers who can provide innovative cost effective solutions to complex engineering problems.
The Brice Engineers team has completed projects from permanent plant buildings and camp facilities in the Australian outback to state-of-the-art regional livestock marketing centres in eastern Australia. They have also roofed over 300 water storage reservoirs and service basins in steel and aluminum across Australia as well as a large number of sporting venues.
Based in Townsville, the company is able to offer clients a complete all-in-one solution, from concept to completion. A 3D structural modelling and shop drawing service is also available.
“Firstly, we get really good service from BlueScope Distribution, secondly their product range is wide enough that it covers all of our needs, and thirdly, as the only supplier of the particular type of steel coil that we need to make our B-SPAN®, we rely on the quality of Australian-made COLORBOND® steel from BlueScope.”
As a partner of BlueScope Distribution for many years now, Brice Engineers buys both coil and structural steel from the company and then fabricates it into a number of items including its proprietary BSPAN® profiled free span roof sheeting that allows for huge roofing spans of up to 12 metres without the need for purlins or girts.
BSPAN® is manufactured in a standard 600mm cover and enables designers to eliminate the cost and complexity of a building’s secondary structure. It can also accommodate individual project requirements by tapering the sheeting along its length to produce spectacular curves and designs.
According to BlueScope Distribution Customer Service Team Leader Amanda Ross, Brice Engineers is a special and unique company in a number of ways.
“Brice Engineers has the capacity to manage a project from design stage through to construction.”
“Brice Engineers are professional, innovative and great to deal with. We have developed a very good partnership with them over the past few years.”
“We have worked closely with Brice Engineers to understand their project requirements, their lead times, delivery dates and the flow of product through their workshop in order to help them maximise efficiencies. Through working together we were able to offer processed structural and plate products through our Townsville workshop.”
“This has helped Brice Engineers with their turnaround times and labour expenses. We work with them on delivering their exact requirements in full and on time.”
“Further to this understanding came Brice’s need for steel coil from BlueScope for their BSPAN® profile, a unique product to Brice Engineers that has a number of beneficial and exclusive advantages,” said Amanda.
Luke Lanzon, Brice Engineers General Manager said there were a number of reasons why his company enjoyed dealing with BlueScope Distribution.
“We get great service from BlueScope Distribution. Their product range is wide enough that it covers all of our needs and as the main supplier of the steel coil that is used to make our BSPAN®, we’ve come to very much appreciate the quality of Australian-made steel from BlueScope.”
“Our bread and butter is designing and constructing livestock marketing facilities, having recently completed an 18,400m2 covered facility in Northern Victoria, however we also take a lot of pride in providing economical solutions for community and sporting associations and councils,” said Luke.
“We also recently completed the Marlin Coast Bowls Club in Cairns with a roof that is 50 x 50 metres in size (2500m2) and made from COLORBOND® steel in the Surfmist® colour, all of which was directly supplied by BlueScope Distribution.”
“Dealing with BlueScope Distribution is easy and they have fine-tuned their production to our needs, which means we get fast and efficient deliveries, whenever we need them.”
“Their service is great, their product quality is always perfect and dealing with them is always easy – as a company that provides a superior level of support and finished product to our own customers, the undoubtable commitment from BlueScope Distribution gives us a competitive edge in the current market,” concluded Luke.
More information at www.brice-eng.com.au
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