Olson Steel has been a market leader in bringing technology to it's detailing, fabrication and erection processes and understands the importance of innovation and building a culture of continuous improvement.

Olson Steel has established a Company wide training center with a primary focus on enhancing technological advancements within the company. Based on it's historic platform of installing a vertically integrated steel company that leverages technology internally amongst its internal units, and external partners, the organization recognizes that the critical path of aligning itself with its partners and pushing technology forward on a collaborative basis.

Corporate Technology

The Company just completed a major overhaul and upgrade to its internal servers/hardware and software programs corporate wide. The Company utilizes the full functionality of FABTROL in its estimating process and fully integrates its ERP System (SAGE Timberline) with its daily fabrication and erection operations. The Company continues to advance forward in leveraging its technology capabilities with its operating platform.

BIM Modeling - Detailing

Maintaining 15 to 20 internal full time detailing staff has required Olson Steel to invest aggressively in state of the art detailing capabilities to stay in sync with its general contractor partners and building owners. Olson's historic investment in detailing technology has provided a strong competitive platform to be able to assist on the front end of design implementation with it's business partners, allowing it to work collaboratively onsite with the company's internal design professionals and other building team professionals to respond quickly and efficiently to design changes.

Fabrication Process

Olson Steel continues to invest aggressively in state of the art fabrication equipment with enhanced CNC capabilities and direct integration between its detailing department and its CNC equipment. Technology is used to bridge direct communication and uploads from it's San Leandro headquarters to it's fabrication facilities in San Leandro and Fresno. The Company has established a strong platform with Revit, Tekla, AutoCAD and Pronest and continues to invest in expanding it's technology training amongst it's employees and new software features.

Project Management and Field Erection

Olson Steel continues to place a strong emphasis on investing in the collaboration of technology between it's Project Managers, Field Erectors and building partners. The Company has placed a strong emphasis on remaining at parity with it's building partners as it relates to new technological advancement delivered at the job site or in the conference room. Olson Steel will continue to place a high priority at maintaining technological partnerships as new technology is introduced and make sure that project managers and field workers are equipped with the latest technology advancement to provide better efficiencies to all parties involved.

Innovative Solutions

Olson Steel recognizes the innovative technological solutions developed by our employees through the Olson Company Award for Innovation. This program recognizes and rewards teams and individuals for implementation of innovative ideas that result in outstanding achievements within Olson.