Using the latest version of Tekla Structures, Detail Connect offer a wide range of services relating to pre-manufactured construction elements.


Detailed steel manufacturing shop drawings for pre-manufacturing and site construction ready to go.


Precast and Tilt-Up unit drawings all detailed and coordinated for a smooth construction process.


Produce structural consent plans and shop drawings from the same model saving time and minimising construction RFIs and delays.


We offer several related consulting services for the industry.

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Steel Fabricators

DCL understand the pressures applied to fabricators in the industry and can customise staging requirements to assist with meeting on site dates.

  1. Steel Detailing/Shop Drawings
  2. Tekla training, customisation and advice
  3. Stick model preparation for estimation purposesd.Quality assurance checks and  reporting of shop drawings
  4. Tekla modelling or drawing editing only services – extra labour when you need it
Building Contractors

To reduce the risk of missing dates due to delays in program waiting on the shop drawing process; preparing the shop drawings at consent stage speeds up program, assists with procurement and ensures a better coordination across trades.

  1. Structural Steel & Precast Shop Drawings -coordinated in one model
  2. Site planning and Crane placement visualisation
  3. 4D Project planning
Precast Manufacturers

DCL can minimise the risk of a re-pour by modelling the precast units in 3D and seeing the whole picture with the Structural steel all in the same model.

  1. Precast Detailing /Shop Drawings
  2. Tekla training, customisation and advice
  3. Quality assurance checks and reporting of shop drawings
  4. 3D modelling of panels & export to other CAD for reo detailing
Designers & Consultants

Offering options for assisting with projects in the design phase by producing a shop drawing model upfront reduces RFIs from sub-contractors and improves the overall quality of the consent plans by bringing manufacturing skills and experience forward to this stage.

  1. Structural Drafting
  2. Steel & Precast Shop Drawings
  3. Buildability checking and reporting to consultants

Awards & Affiliations:

Tekla BIM Awards 2017 Tekla Steel Construction New Zealand Precast New Zealand Inc

Detail Connect

We're 100% New Zealand owned and operated and located in Mount Maunganui.