Ever shorter lead times, greater budget constraints and lack of information throughout the building process are issues our clients in the structural steel industry face everyday- Lucky Damiao

by | Aug 19, 2014 | Entrepreneurs

Q: Kindly give our readers an introduction to your business. Please include what your business is all about, in which city you are located and if you have offices in multiple locations/cities.

Ans: SCE Detailing Group Inc., was established by Southern Consulting Inc., (SCI) of Queens NY with express intent of providing focused structural steel detailing to SCI clients. It has its offices at 120-34 Queens Boulevard, Suite 225 Kew Gardens Queens New York 11415.

SCE Detailing Group Inc., prides itself in generating clear and accurate plans, drawings, and documents on time and on budget. They use the latest technologies, like Tekla Structures BIM software to produce their work. It provides an accurate, dynamic, and data-rich 3D environment that can be shared by contractors, structural engineers, steel detailers and fabricators, as well as concrete detailers and manufacturers.

In today’s structural steel industry, we face ever shorter lead times, greater budget constraints and lack of information throughout the building process. Issues like the accurate handling of revisions and the timely and documented collaboration between multiple disciplines are increasingly critical to every project’s successful completion. With Tekla Structures Building Information modeling (BIM) software, SCE Detailing Group Inc., employs the state-of-the art means of managing detailing, fabrications and erection of steel structures. SCE Detailing Group Inc., also uses Autodesk Auto Cad and AutoSD Steel Detailing and Drafting for creating shop fabrication and erection drawings. Together these technologies allows SCE Detailing Group Inc., to provide industry leading on time/on budget performance.

Q: What ignited the spark in you to (start a new business venture) or (to make significant changes in an existing business)? How did the idea for your business come about?

Ans: Ever shorter lead times, greater budget constraints and lack of information throughout the building process are issues our clients in the structural steel industry face everyday. This ignited the spark in us to forge solutions to these and other steel detailing issues. Because we were conceived by and backed up by a highly trained and experienced engineers and architects, we have insight into projects that most computer operators lack. Yes, we use state-of-the-art software system, but our education and expertise in all phases of construction planning adds immeasurable value to our work. We not only deliver drawings, we can provide a professional assessment, suggestions and the desire to improve each client’s detailing project. That by itself, is a fair measurement for a good and promising service or business.

Q: How important have good employees been to your success?

Ans: SCE Detailing Group Inc, prides itself in its team of highly trained individuals with years of engineering experience. Each individual has developed skills that allow them to provide timely, dependable and comprehensive detailing services that fit the client’s scope of work. In perspective, my employees are all excellent team players.

Q: What three pieces of advice would you give to college students who wants to become Entrepreneurs.

Ans: Work Hard. Work Harder. Work the Hardest.

Q: If you had the chance to start your career over again, what would you do differently?

Ans: I would rather be a successful surgeon.

Q: Three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneurs :

Ans: Common Sense, Patience, Perseverance

Q: How long do you stick to an idea before giving up

Ans: For as long as the idea sticks

Q: What are your working Hours :

Ans: I work for 60 hours a week on an average

Q: How has being an entrepreneur affected your family life?

Ans: It gives me a sense of bliss knowing that I can give financial security to my family.

Q: What motivates you.

Ans: When a customer or clients praises me of a job well done.

Q: How do you generate new ideas?

Ans: By constant peer exchange of ideas. That is why membership in a social or sports club is helpful tool to generate new ideas.

Q: What is your greatest fear?

Ans: When our economy will crush beyond resolve.

Q: How do you manage your fear ?

Ans: By maintaining a positive way of thinking.

Q: What are your ideals?

Ans: By attaining the ideals of the golden rule: Do Not Do Unto Others what you don’t want others to do unto you.

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