Who We Are

Steelcad Drafting was established in 1993 to provide a professional detailing service to the Australian steel construction market place.

Since that time we have built on our successes and realised a steady growth both in size and capacity to become one of the largest detail drawing offices operating in Australia.

As well as offering the quality of deliverables expected from one of the nations most experienced detailing firms, Steelcad is widely recognised as market leaders and innovators of Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) for 3D modelling of structural steelwork and precast concrete.


What We Do

The team at Steelcad Drafting recognise the need to provide not only a quality product, but also first class service to the Steel Fabrication Industry.

In order to achieve this goal we’ve developed stringent quality procedures that deliver confidence and assurance that once our QA procedures have been undertaken, our drawings and data are complete, checked and final at the time of delivery.

Where We Do It

Our Brisbane office is located on the CBD fringe, in Newstead, a precinct popular with tier one constructors, as well as leading architects, engineers and builders.

Feel free to make contact with us. We would be pleased to discuss your particular needs and elaborate on how we can help you with your next project.

Clayton Roxborough (Managing Director)
T. 07 123 6789
Mob. 0411 123 456

Philip Shanks (Operations Manager)
T. 07 123 6789
Mob. 0433 123 888

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“ADCO engaged Steelcad to undertake the structural steel drafting on Robina Town Centre Stage 2A and 2B. Throughout both projects Steelcad were extremely professional. Phil Shanks and his team were always helpful. Their team communicated well and were proactive in all problem solving.

The project was extremely complex and Steelcad provided the expertise required to detail and document all shop drawings. Their delivery always met the challenging milestone dates. This resulted in ADCO achieving all on site programme dates.

We were very fortunate to have Steelcad on both projects and would highly recommend Steelcad to any builder or developer seeking a highly professional steel drafting firm.”

Michael Duckett
Project Construction Manager

ADCO Constructions Design & Construction

“Steelcad Drafting continuously delivers a high standard of Shop Detailing documentation. In the ever changing dynamics of the material’s handling sector, design revisions, delays and problems all form part of how design information is delivered to the manufacturing sector. Managing this format of design deliverable is something that Steelcad Drafting do very well and it is proven in the controlled delivery and quality of their product. We always have a high degree of confidence when working from Steelcad Drafting’s Shop Detail Drawings and draw comfort from the experience of the team involved.”

Dean Aquilina
Project Manager

HVAC Queensland Pty Ltd Fabrication

“I wish to acknowledge Steelcad Drafting in their performance and delivery of Shop Detail Drawings without fault on our latest project. When receiving Free Issue Drawings, its always a concern as you never know what you are going to get and there is an element of risk associated with them. The project went smoothly and was hassle free in terms of shop queries and on-site fit-up. I can’t remember running a job when the only variation was due to someone damaging an item.”

Brendan Jakubenko
Office Manager

Alltype Welding Fabrication

“I have worked with Steelcad and Philip Shanks in my role as Design Manager on a number of stages of the Robina Town Centre project. The project involved a complex steel framed roof system, with a large number of difficult curved elements. Steelcad’s input proved invaluable to the successful delivery of the project. They took charge of the modelling for the entire structural steel system, and developed the design in conjunction with the structural engineer to ensure the design and documentation was achieved within a tight program. Further, the quality of their documents gave ADCO confidence in tendering a difficult trade, and significantly reduced errors and variations in steel fabrication. I would have no hesitation in working with them again, based on the value they bring to a project team.”

Neil Wilson
Design Manager / Bid Manager

ADCO Constructions Design & Construction