Note: To our Steel Erector Friends in Canada, United Kingdom, New Zealand & Australia we can create the Steel Erection Bid Wizard in your Currency.
Steel Erection Bid Wizard is a Structural Steel Estimators DREAM come true. This Steel Erection Estimating Program has 304 Steel Erection Task that have formulas attached to each one so when you enter the piece count , linear foot or square foot of any task into this estimating program you get and immediate price including your labor, crane, welder , fuel and equipment cost. These cost are all based on your cost that you are currently running, you simply enter them into the Steel Erection Estimating Program IE… your wages, your crane cost, your welding cost, your equipment cost. We have over, many years calculated how long it takes a crew of Professional Ironworkers to perform each of the 304 Steel Erection task that are in the Steel Erection Bid Wizard.
>>>> If for some reason you find that the hours I have assigned to each task are not correct for YOU and YOUR Company I have made the Steel Erection Bid Wizard where you can edit the assigned hours to each Task to your liking so it truly becomes YOUR Companies personal estimating program. <<<<
So let me break it down, here is how simple this is (keep in mind, I designed this in a way that it is possible to show an Ironworker that has got hurt on job and is put on light duty to be able to come in and do a take offs and input the information into the Steel Erection Bid Wizard for the initial set up you need to enter your Wages, Fringes, Tax Burden, Workman’s Comp Average, General Liability, Subsitance, Percentage of mark up. Once this is entered into the system the estimating program will save it. (Just know I have a training video that will walk you though the whole process from start to finish) After you have entered your wages you need to enter your cost for forklifts (all different sizes), sissorlifts (all different sizes), boom-lifts(all different sizes), rates for different sized cranes, what your daily fuel cost are for a average day, cost of freight for equipment (IE for for forklifts, boom lifts etc. not crane move ins and out as that changes per size of crane and there is a place to enter this on a job by job basis) So once this is done you are ready to use the Steel Erection Bid Wizard.
You simply do your detailed takeoff and enter it into the estimating program.
Steel Erection Bid Wizard can be used whether you are still doing Old School takeoffs or if you are doing Digital takeoffs, myself I have used On Screen Takeoff since 2002 to do my Steel Erection takeoffs and love the speed and time savings that it offers. So it basically does not matter how you do the take off.
So once you do the take off you open up the Steel Erection Bid Wizard and enter in your take off into the estimating program, IE.. how many beams, columns, joist, braces frames, braces, moment connections, ledger angle, stairs, rails, nelson studs, sq ft of deck etc….
Now here is where the WIZARD part comes in. You enter the crew size you will need for the size of project you just took off. And you immediately have your price for PROJECT based on your wages and equipment cost. Then the Steel Erection Bid Wizard inputs the numbers onto another sheet that will have whatever your standard language and exclusions are which can be simply edit to suit your company. This estimating program will accommodate any alternates a project may have. This form can be used to enter the GC info and email your Steel Erection Bid to them or print and fax it.
You will be amazed at how competitive the Steel Erection Bid Wizard can make you, while having the comfort of knowing that everything in the bid is accounted for.
As mentioned above I have a training video that will walk you though the estimating program from start to finish.
As and ADDED BONUS if you purchase the Steel Erection Bid Wizard I will give you the Safety and Quality Management System (SQMS) that has 50 pages of 100% editable Docs that every Steel Erector needs. This was created with the AISC Certification requirements in mind. And if you are AISC certified you know how much is involved with documentation the Safety and Quality Management System (SQMS) will have you covered. If you are considering becoming AISC certified this is a MUST HAVE.
“As a former fabricator and steel erector with multiple estimators, one of the largest challenges I faced was estimating projects consistently among all of my estimators. Many attempts at implementing various methods to overcome this was always met with frustration. After seeing the Steel Erection Bid Wizard in action, I realized that it embodied the very same elements that I had searched for in the past. There are fabrication estimating programs on the market today, but none of them substantially address the erection industry. Whether you are a small fabricator and/or erector, needing the built in guidance of an experienced estimator, or a larger firm with multiple estimators, the Steel Erection Bid Wizard is one of those “must have” tools in your arsenal. Fabricators can bid projects with confidence by having a solid erection number plugged into their bid. Erectors can take jobs in confidence from their fabricators, after having worked together to create across the board pricing. Bid days are always hectic, and always will be, but the Steel Erection Bid Wizard system can significantly reduce the time spent on last minute bids, and increase bidding confidence across the board with the knowledge that all of your estimators are bidding every job using the same time methods that your company can consistently provide on a daily basis. Increased bid opportunities. Decreased bid times. More accurate bidding. The system will pay for itself before you know it and once you have seen it in action, you will wonder how you estimated without it.”
“ST DETAILING & DESIGN, INC.”