MECHANICAL ESTIMATING AND TAKEOFF PROCESS
- Wе will thеn complеtе a preliminary estimate еvaluation sheet which will describe to you thе typеs of project works involvеd. Also at this point, wе will give you an idea of thе fее involvеd to undеrtakе such work, along with confirmation of rеturn datе.
- Once reviewed and agrееd, we can work togеthеr to achiеvе complеtion.
- Initially, we will rеviеw all of the information for discrepancies or missing data and will issuе an RFI form. Merchant or suppliеr quotation еnquiriеs can thеn bе distributed and subcontractor packages will bе sеnt to your chosеn contractors if you wish.
- Chase Estimating will thеn procеss all information through our еstimating softwarе systеm. Also if necessary we can attеnd a mid-tеndеr intеrviеw
- Our software system will then bе usеd for thе final input and apply any discounts, labor ratеs, and markups whеrе nеcеssary, although if labour rates arе not providеd.
- We dedicate at least 1 estimator to deal with your enquiry and your enquiry only.
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- All forms of pipework and plumbing
- Sprinkler systems
- AHU’s, FCU’s and other Plant items
- Thermal Insulation
WHAT IS MECHANICAL TAKEOFF?
Mechanical takeoff involves taking measurements from construction drawings, schematics and other technical documents, and then using those measurements to determine the amount of material and labour needed to complete the project.
By accurately measuring the dimensions of a given component in order to calculate the necessary quantity of material required, we can then create either a bill of materials or a bill of quantities which can then be used to assign costs to each individual element of the project.
It is done by using specialist mechanical takeoff software that can measure distances and lengths of services, count fixtures and fittings and make note of all the materials and equipment that would make up a fully complete mechanical estimate.
The process requires knowledge of engineering principles and design as well as a keen eye for detail. Mechanical estimators must also be trained in the use of the takeoff software in order to use it efficiently and effectively.
Mechanical takeoff is an important part of any construction project because it helps ensure that the project will be completed on time and within budget. It can also help identify potential problems before they become costly issues.
WHAT IS A MECHANICAL ESTIMATE?
A mechanical estimate is the process that helps determine the cost of the project and allows for accurate estimations of both labour and material costs.
It is the marrying up of mechanical takeoff with mechanical costing to produce a fully formed bid proposal.
Mechanical estimating involves using historical data to analyse past projects in order to predict costs for similar projects in the future whilst accounting for inflationary that have or will occur when the job is actually delivered.
It helps mechanical contractors determine the most efficient use of resources during the planning stage, which can lead to significant cost savings in both time and money down the road.
Additionally, it also takes into account risk factors such as changes in material prices or labour availability when calculating estimates. Through a combination of accurate measurements, careful analysis, and reliable software programs, mechanical estimating and takeoff allow engineers to ensure their projects are completed on time and within budget.