This article comprises an extract of s4.5.9 Framequick: A Key to Modern Fabrication from the Steel - Framing the Future project report. A number of advances in technology are coming together in a way that could revolutionise construction of steel buildings at a scale and price that is affordable to a typical Australian fabrication shop. The full paper explores the possibilities of a flexible beam and column fabrication facility that will produce precision-made structural members tailored to suit any building. The system is designed to deliver members on demand so that deliveries to site are in the exact erection order and the manufacturing time is so short that floorspace requirements at the fabricator are halved and raw material stock and work in process could be measured in days. Extract from Steel - Framing the Future, The Warren Centre, 2007. Full report available for purchase at http://purl.library.usyd.edu.au/sup/9781920898786 (hard copy) or http://purl.library.usyd.edu.au/sup/9781920898793 (CDROM).