Lance Benson is a Steel Division Project Manager for John Bowman, Inc. As a former owner of a fabrication company he has over 30 years’ experience in the custom fabrication world.
He has been detailing steel since the beginning. Now he embraces the world of 3D Modeling and detailing using Advance Steel by Autodesk. The 3D world is like virtual building. It enables a person to see many design errors or challenges before they cost money in the shop or field.
His current position involves working for a government contractor. Currently they take care of multiple military bases in the Colorado Springs area. This is a unique world where he never knows what he will be building next. For over 22 years he has also maintained a strong relationship in the entertainment industry. This has enabled him to build critical structural pieces for some of the biggest names in the industry. From the Elimination Chamber for World Wrestling Entertainment to video towers for the Dallas Cowboys.
Proving that the design process is truly the backbone of a project’s success. He now embraces the Steel Detailing process more than ever. Building solid documents to advance the shop and field’s success is critical. He will prepare a material nest that helps the shop eliminate waist and insures they order the proper materials and hardware. The shop drawings and erection drawings guide the worker in successfully building the vision of the design team.
With our modern world it is easy for the customer or members of the design team to view a 3D Model on a mobile device or even logging on to Lance’s work station to view the structural or architectural elements. Seeing is believing and the visual element of the 3D model has proven to be the most powerful communicator in his world.