Trail Steel Phoenix Arizona

FAQ's


How long has Triad Steel Services been in business?
Triad was founded in 1995

What certifications and licenses does Triad possess?
We are an AISC certified fabricator and we’re approved by the City of Los Angeles, City of Phoenix, and Clark County, NV. We are currently licensed to work in Arizona, California, and Nevada.

Does Triad erect the steel it fabricates?
Our scope of work typically includes both fabrication and erection. We erect our own steel on smaller jobs and subcontract the erection on larger projects.

Does Triad utilize union or non-union labor?
We employ non-union workers in our shop and field crew. We utilize and work equally well with our union and non-union erectors.

Is Triad involved in the BIM concept of project design and execution?
From a steel fabricator’s perspective, we consider ourselves on the leading edge on the BIM movement. Our in-house detailing software produces 3D models, and we utilize Navis Works software for importing our detailer’s 3D models. We participate in pre-construction coordination efforts and clash detection during the project.

What’s Triad’s philosophy towards safety?
Simply stated, safety is top priority both in our shop and at our job sites. In our shop, we have a comprehensive training program to keep our employees working safely. Our field crew is fully trained in safety, accident avoidance, and OSHA Sub-Part R. The erectors we select for larger projects are equally trained and safety conscious while always complying with our customer’s safety rules.

Why would I want Triad on my project?
As our company name says, we are service driven! You won’t find a more proactive, professional, problem avoiding, “team player” steel subcontractor.

What’s Triad’s philosophy towards problem resolution?
One of our primary goals is actually problem avoidance. We’re forward-thinking in that we thoroughly plan each project so potential problems are identified and resolved as quickly as possible. Should a problem arise, we participate in discussions with our customer and the design teams, analyze the situation, and recommend the most economical solution(s).

Does Triad have any special capabilities that aren’t typically provided by other steel fabricators?
Triad excels on complex projects with tight schedules – projects that require significant project management effort and coordination with our customer and the design team.

How does Triad staff each project?
Basically, whatever it takes to meet the project and our customer’s needs. More specifically, on larger project we’ll have an on-site project management team of one to three people. On smaller projects our project manager will visit the jobsite at least two days each week.

What is Triad’s view on the importance of project management?
Executing three key components (scope, schedule and budgets). Provide a quality product, be the least of your problem, do what we say we’re going to do, be proactive and propose solutions to problems.

What steps does Triad do to insure that a schedule is met or improved?
We track and monitor our project schedules and commitments by using one of several scheduling software programs.

How does Triad solve problems in the field?
Our project manager is on-site for larger jobs or makes frequent visits for smaller projects. A strong field presence is a must for solving problems in a timely manner.

Are there any advantages or disadvantages between a bolted and a welded connections?
We prefer bolted connections in most cases, specifically for field conditions. It can be more cost effective to bolt in lieu of welding in most cases.

Detailing is a very small percentage of the steel contract, how important is it to the overall success of a project?
Although detailing is a small percentage of our costs on each project, we know that good detailing is the critically important starting point to a successful project. It’s definitely not an area to cut corners to save money. We carefully evaluate and select detailers who provide accurate and complete shop drawings within our project schedules.