Through our proprietary tracking system, SIMS (Schuff Integrated Management System), we are able to barcode, track and manage every piece of steel from detailing, procurement, fabrication, transportation and erection. Using SIMS within our project management teams creates precise scheduling freeing up valuable time because it eliminates company-wide calls to Schuff Steel’s fabrication plants on the status of each project’s order. We have complete visibility as to whether the steel is in our own fabrication plant or at a sub-fabricator, enabling us to offer our clients unparalleled insight into the status of their projects. Throughout the construction phase, we import the data from SIMS into a 3D model that illustrates the progress from detailing to erection. It shows the project’s progress and potential challenges caused by outside factors through enhanced monitoring, scheduling, and by prioritizing construction methods.