Commercial Steel Estimating - A Comprehensive Guide to by Kerri Olsen

By Kerri Olsen

There hasn't ever been on hand a compilation of knowledge on metal estimating resembling this one within the complete heritage of metal fabrication. Designed to supply adequate info to coach an individual new in all of the features of turning into a metal estimator, this guide is perfect for a person who desires to the right way to develop into a metal estimator, in addition to a person who desires to research the total method together with many alternate secrets and techniques. it's a should have for architects, engineers, normal contractors, vendors and builders that want to know approximately metal. The ebook comprises all of the uncomplicated standards of the metal estimating exchange in particular aspect. It makes use of a bid set of building plans and requirements and explains every one part of generating a bid from those building files. It additionally offers precise details on store fabrication hard work and the way to use that exertions to fabricated elements.
entrance topic
• creation
• desk of Contents
1. The metal Estimator
2. The Pricing Breakdown
three. The Bid Letter
four. The Bid files
five. The agreement Drawings
6. metal fabrics
7. examining Structural Drawings
eight. Structural metal fabric directory
nine. examining Architectural Drawings
10. Fabrication exertions
eleven. Paint and portray
12. delivery and dealing with
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Costs for special inspection are picked up by the owner as a rule. However, because the specifications put the inspection requirement in the Division 5 section (see Chapter 4), it could be mistaken that the steel fabricator is responsible for paying for them. 9. The section for metal floor deck and roof deck is in Division 5. Therefore, it is to be excluded if the steel fabricator is not providing this material. 10. The nosings for stairs are a buyout item installed in the field at the time the concrete is poured.

Thus, it is best to exclude them. 18. Stainless steel, aluminum, and brass are all nonferrous materials. These items are considered metal by the designers and are included in Division 5 of the specifications. Not all steel fabricators get involved with providing the items that are not carbon 32 Chapter 3 steel. If steel fabricators are not providing these items, then this exclusion must be clearly stated. 19. Rebar is an item that is included with the contractors providing the concrete and will be found in Contract Specifications Division 3, as explained in Chapter 4.

This information enables the architect to tell us in more detail how this building is built. 1, the concrete curb on which the wall sits. Notice the insulation that is outside the curb (the 1 1/2” thick rigid perimeter insulation area is indicated by the little squares), and also the siding and insulation (indicated by the radius lines) sitting on top of the wall. The indicators 4A, 4B, and 4C in the diamonds joined by the horizontal line that touches the wall refer to drawing notes provided elsewhere in the drawing set.

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