IP-34396 Commercial Steel Estimating


Commercial Steel Estimating



There has never been available a compilation of information on steel estimating such as this one in the entire history of steel fabrication. Even if you know nothing about steel, you can read Commercial Steel Estimating and by the time you have reached the end, you will know how to create a complete steel estimate. 


Commercial Steel Estimating speaks to everyone in layman’s terms and facilitates steel estimating by including chapters on topics such as shop labor and paint application.  It uses a bid set of construction plans and specifications, explaining each element of producing a bid from these documents. Numerous illustrations are included, together with complete explanations on how to read and understand the details. 


Commercial Steel Estimating is also a must-have ready reference for architects, engineers, general contractors, building owners, and developers who want or need to understand the steel estimating process - including the invaluable trade secrets that come only through years of experience.   



    • How to find jobs to bid
    • How to create a comprehensive pricing schedule
    • How to write a comprehensive bid proposal
    • Project Specification explanations and applications
    • Project Drawings explanations and applications
    • How to write a bid letter
    • How to read and interpret the contract drawings and specifications
    • A detailed explanation of shipping and handling applications 
    Kerri Olsen
    352 Pages, Hardcover
    Published: May, 2012
    ISBN: 9780831134396