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Benefit from Our Professional Structural Steel Estimation Service!
Project cost estimation done well helps to minimize the cost of the project and keep to the intended schedule. Structural Beam’s estimation team will calculate the right price quote for your project, including the cost of raw components, accessories, fabrication, and the cost of the erection/installation.
Our steel detailers are well aware of the manufacturing process and the techniques our fabricators use, including advanced types of machining and welding. Call 773-917-8998 today, and we’ll take it from there!
What constitutes a good structural steel estimation?
A professional estimation team
Structural Beam’s estimation and structural steel detailing team possess a lot of technical know-how and have a lot of experience with detailing and estimation. Closely working together with our metal fabricators and structural steel erectors, they can come up with a precise estimate for your project, which will allow you to plan time and financing accordingly.
Accurate structural steel takeoffs- for accurate estimates
- Providing good and accurate estimates without an accurate materials takeoff is impossible, there’s no way to come up with the right price quote for the project without knowing the exact quantity of the raw components, or structural steel products, it will require for the fabrication.
- Structural Beam’s estimators and detailers are apt at reading technical data from the drawings and plans and are thoroughly familiar with all the details of the fabrication process, as done at Structural Beam steel manufacturing and fabrication shop
- Since they work under one roof with the steel fabricators, they can always get an exact reference from our metal fabricators. This kind of approach to structural steel estimation service allows our estimation team to come up with very exact estimation reports, and give you the most accurate information
A complete structural steel detailing is a cornerstone of an accurate structural steel construction estimate and helps to run your project at minimum costs.
Yet again, the benefit of the “all in same hands” approach is huge here and benefits our customers with precise estimation reports, and makes for a very fast turnaround, so estimation is done swiftly and the project can commence sooner.
Structural Beam estimators calculate the costs of labor that are going to go into the fulfillment of customers’ orders, including welders, ironworkers, and erection costs.
In case of renovation, rebuilding, or remodeling, Structural Beam is offering concrete and brick masonry services too. Our estimators can include the cost of masonry works into the detailed overall project’s price estimate.
Accurate transportation costs estimate
Every construction project involves the transportation of structural steel members and structures to the site. Other materials and equipment have to be transported to the site, as well. Our estimation team will figure the transportation costs in, to come up with a precise estimate for your project.
Time-assessment and schedules
An important part of good structural steel estimating is the time assessment and schedules. The overall length of the project and the lengths of its stages are clarified, and schedules are established. Should your construction project involve any rebar bending works, the optimum bar bending schedules are established, as well.
Accurate overall project’s cost estimate
All the costs have to be included, to give the customer an exact overall detailed project’s cost estimate. The cost of labor, including manhours at fabrication workshop, and on-site hours for erectors and welders, should be counted in.
The costs of equipment use, including fuel, crane usage, heavy equipment usage, etc., are taken into the account.
The concrete and brick masonry work, should it be required for your remodeling or rebuilding project, or a repair project, is meticulously calculated into the overall cost, including the materials and on-site manhours for masons and equipment operators.
It’s hard to overemphasize the importance of having a detailed cost estimate for both customers and the contractor. Financial clarity and predictability of the construction projects allow customers to plan their financing accordingly.
An accurate project estimation gives construction projects a definite timeline, which is good for both customer and the contractor, providing a sound time map, establishing the limits of accountability, and clarifying expectations.
Afther the detailed estimation is done, the client can green-flag the project to commence, and Structural Beam’s professionals can start manufacturing, fabricating, and erecting structural steel, according to the plan.
Easy overcoming of common metal estimating challenges
Our integrated metal estimation service ensures the easy overcoming of common metal estimating challenges, and achieving accurate cost estimates for our customers, without a need to edit estimates on the go, due to inaccuracy.
Metals estimating services are often made difficult by the difficulties in communication between detailers and fabricators, or erectors. Since it’s all happening under one company, our estimation team can come up with reliable and accurate estimates.
Affordability and seamless integration
We offer you affordable construction cost estimates, that include both the steel estimating and the masonry estimating, should your project require any concrete or brick masonry work to be done.
Since you are using an integrated service, and a part of the whole construction project package which includes structural steel manufacturing, fabrication, and erection, you’ll get structural steel estimation service at a very attractive cost.
Structural steel cost estimation and construction project estimation don’t have to be burdensome if you do it with Structural Beam! Get in touch with us today, call 773-917-8998
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you calculate structural steel?
The structural steel calculation is best done according to the fabricator’s shop drawings when there’s complete clarity on what exactly needs to be manufactured. By using the drawings, produced during the structural steel detailing process, an accurate calculation of structural steel is done by an estimator, using computer software.
How do you do a structural steel takeoff?
A structural steel takeoff is done by knowledgeable and experienced structural steel estimators. They calculate it according to the fabricator’s shop drawings and structural steel detailer’s diagrams. Metal prices vary widely, and customers need to have a clear idea of the project’s takeoff to plan the financing accordingly.
What is a steel estimator?
A steel estimator is a specialist in steel estimating services. The estimator’s duties are to determine how much structural steel needs to be used for this particular construction project, by reviewing shop drawings and engineer’s diagrams, estimating the cost of labor and equipment use, and producing the structural steel project estimate.