Written by Lyle Charles
Structural steel is one of the best and most ideal materials to use for the construction of commercial and residential buildings. Steel is also strong, eco-friendly, cost effective and long lasting. However to get the best steel for your purpose it is best to get the correct weight and quantity required for your purpose.
Here is a step-by-step method that is recommended by structural steel fabricators for estimating structural steel requirements for your construction project.
Grouping the structural steel by their grade.
Then group the materials per section or member type.
Then group the structural steel by the method it is tied and connected.
Then section the steel materials and the location on the project.
It is important to maintain the sequence of structures by columns and details.
Then specify the beams and details per floor.
Finally remove the quantities for bracing and flooring under a separate area.
Structural steel experts will then calculate the structural drawings prepared after grouping them together. It is important to also calculate the other tools and materials that will be needed to fit your steel. These will include castings, fittings, hardware, and various other tools that are needed for erecting steel structures.
If you are looking for a steel cost estimate for your next project, speak to a construction turnaround services firm that will select a qualified steel fabrication expert for your project.
Lyle Charles is a certified expert witness for the construction industry, specializing in both commercial and residential projects. If you need a steel fabrication expert, he will get you the best.