Purlin & Bridging Estimation Australia

Estimating & consulting services for Australian suppliers of Steel Purlins & Bridging

 

Purlin & Bridging Estimation Australia

Estimating & consulting services for Australian suppliers of Steel Purlins & Bridging

 

Specialist purlin & bridging estimation for accurate quoting

 

In a competitive steel construction industry, companies need to be providing accurate quotes to cover their costs, as well as reducing hefty budget blow outs.

Working with purlin manufacturers quoting large commercial projects for steel fabricators, I provide purlin & bridging estimating and consulting services.

Since 2002, I’ve worked in the purlin manufacturing industry, so not only provide highly accurate takeoffs for quoting purposes but can troubleshoot any potential issues with the projected build.

Specialist purlin & bridging estimation for accurate quoting

 

In a competitive steel construction industry, companies need to be providing accurate quotes to cover their costs, as well as reducing hefty budget blow outs.

Working with purlin manufacturers quoting large commercial projects for steel fabricators, I provide purlin & bridging estimating and consulting services.

Since 2002, I’ve worked in the purlin manufacturing industry, so not only provide highly accurate takeoffs for quoting purposes but can troubleshoot any potential issues with the projected build.

Who I work with

Purlin & Bridging Services

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Purlin & Bridging Estimation

Working from structural plans, I measure the building dimension, read the member schedule to determine the purlins needed, review the plans to see where the purlins are located, and then calculate the overall figures for each building section.

By doing this, each purlin and section of bridging is accounted for so your quoting will be highly accurate.

As the calculations are done manually with plans being closely reviewed, purlins aren’t overlooked as can happen with computerised systems.

Specialist Consultant

Sales teams from the leading Australian purlin manufacturers use my consultation services when they have specific questions about purlin and bridging products. This ensures they are manufacturing the correct type of purlin that is suitable for the job they’ve won. By doing so, they eliminate the need for expensive remakes if the purlins on site don’t suit the building requirements.

I also work alongside steel fabricators to help coordinate jobs, acting as liaison between the purlin manufacturer and the team on site.

This includes the initial takeoff, breaking up jobs into sections for producing the products, organising delivery dates and troubleshooting any issues with the riggers who are on the job site.

A purlin & bridging estimator you can trust

Purlin & Bridging Specialist

Having worked in the purlin industry since 2002, my knowledge of purlin and bridging products is second to none.

Highly accurate takeoffs

Working from structural drawings, I find each purlin and bridging structure and calculate the volume needed.

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Quote confidently

Supply quotes to your clients, knowing that you’ve confidently calculated the volume required for the job at hand.

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Issues identified

As a purlin specialist, I can pick up areas where the wrong type of purlin has been marked on a drawing.

Competitive pricing

Accurate quotes tend to win jobs, with clients often writing my fee into their quote and covering the service.

Trusted consultant

Working with steel fabricators and purlin suppliers for site coordination and sharing my knowledge of purlins.

Hi, I’m Stewart, Director of GEC Australia

 

My career in the purlin industry started in 2002, working with leading Australia purlin manufacturer Metalform. In this role, I acted as the Operations Manager, overseeing production and transport.

When they closed in 2019 (being absorbed by Lysaght), I started my purlin and estimating business, GEC Australia.

I now work with purlin suppliers around Australia, providing them with estimation and consulting services. I also act as site coordinator for steel fabricators who don’t have time to coordinate purlin production and delivery and deal with any site issues.

When I’m not calculating roof and wall purlins, you’ll find me proudly barracking for my favourite teams (Melbourne Demons, Liverpool and Celtic), enjoying a couple of cold ones and spending time with my loved ones.

Hi, I’m Stewart, Director of GEC Australia

 

My career in the purlin industry started in 2002, working with leading Australia purlin manufacturer Metalform. In this role, I acted as the Operations Manager, overseeing production and transport.

When they closed in 2019 (being absorbed by Lysaght), I started my purlin and estimating business, GEC Australia.

I now work with purlin suppliers around Australia, providing them with estimation and consulting services. I also act as site coordinator for steel fabricators who don’t have time to coordinate purlin production and delivery and deal with any site issues.

When I’m not calculating roof and wall purlins, you’ll find me proudly barracking for my favourite teams (Melbourne Demons, Liverpool and Celtic), enjoying a couple of cold ones and spending time with my loved ones.

FAQs about purlin & bridging estimation

Do you use a computer program for estimating?

No, all my calculations are done by hand. Manual calculations rule out errors that computerised systems can have, such as overlooking areas where only a few purlins are located, not allowing for different types of purlin use and missing additional structures.

How quick is your turnaround time?

Generally, takeoffs are returned to you within 2 business days, depending on the size of the job. Rush jobs can be accommodated but may attract an additional charge.

Do you provide estimating for jobs of all sizes?

Yes. From home garages through to large commercial warehouses, I am able to provide you with a highly accurate purlin and bridging estimation to help you with your quote.

How are the purlin takeoffs provided to me?

Once calculated, the takeoff is returned to you in an Excel spreadsheet, with the purlins and bridging volumes separated out per section so you know exactly what you need to quote on. Please do not forward the estimation you receive (as it remains my IP) but copy and paste the figures into your quote. 

Do you also estimate the steel for a job?

No, I’m a purlin and bridging specialist so only provide takeoffs for this section of your quote.

Will the takeoff provide an estimate for roof and wall purlins?

Yes, wherever purlins are located in the architectural and structural plans, whether they’re in the roof, walls or both, your returned takeoff with have the volume required for each section.

How will I know the estimation is accurate?

Having been in the industry since 2002, I am highly adept at reading plans to locate purlins and bridging – it’s my specialty. My service is an estimation of purlins required, but please be mindful that if structural plans change (as is often the case), you may need to re-estimate before you quote.

Get in touch!

To find out more about my services and to see how you can make your quoting more accurate, please email me and I’ll be in touch.

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