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Estimating Services For Industrial Projects

Transform Your Industrial Vision into Reality with Our Expert Estimating Services

Are you looking for accurate and cost-effective industrial estimating services? Our team of professional construction estimators can help you save on estimating costs while improving accuracy. With fast turnaround times, you can have your estimates and takeoffs audited and analyzed by experienced professionals.

At Build an Estimate, we provide customized industrial estimating services to EPC contractors, owners, engineering firms, financial investors, and joint venture partners in the North American industrial sector. From project planning to construction, we offer a comprehensive range of services that are tailored to meet the unique needs of each client. Our expertise in precise estimating procedures, coupled with our proficiency in the latest technology, allows us to anticipate, plan, and effectively control costs throughout the entire lifecycle of the project. Contact us today to learn more!

Our Accepted Formats and Requirements

At Build an Estimate, we accept a range of formats to ensure your convenience. Our accepted file types include P&IDs, PFDs, drawing plans, and specifications. We accept files in .PDF, .TIF, .TIFF, .DXF, .DWF, .DWG, .PLN, .JPG, JPEG, .CPC, .OSX, .DJVU, and .CAL formats.

For bid deadlines, we require information on labor rates, including prevailing wages, non-union, or union rates. This allows us to provide accurate cost estimates that ensure your project stays on budget.

Our Deliverables

At Build an Estimate, we deliver timely and comprehensive results. Our expert team provides EXCEL spreadsheets that include material and labor takeoffs, man-hours, equipment lists, and vendor quotes. We offer customization options and deliver our services in MasterFormat or UniFormat, or by cost codes or your customized format.

We value your time, which is why we provide our estimates within 24 to 48 hours. This ensures that you can keep your project on track and on time.

Our Industrial Estimating Services

At Build an Estimate, we offer a comprehensive range of industrial estimating services to help you manage your construction projects with confidence. Our experienced team provides detailed quantity takeoffs and cost estimates for all divisions, ensuring that you have an accurate and reliable understanding of the project costs from the outset.

We also provide expertise in quality assurance and quality control, with our expert eye witnesses and cold eyes reviews ensuring that your project meets the highest standards of quality and safety. Our Bid Evaluation & Management services help you navigate the bidding process, while our procurement services ensure that you have access to the best possible materials and equipment for your project.

In addition, we offer Change Order Preparation & Review, Feasibility Studies, Risk Analysis, Productivity Analysis, Project Scheduling, Project Cost Management, and Value Engineering services to help you optimize your project from start to finish.

At Build an Estimate, we are committed to providing our clients with the highest level of service and expertise. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you build your next project with confidence.

Industrial Project Estimating Categories

At Build an Estimate, we specialize in providing comprehensive and accurate estimates for a wide range of industrial construction projects. Our estimating categories include:

  • Site Work
  • Foundation
  • Mechanical Services & Process Equipment
  • Electrical Services
  • Structural Steel
  • Process Piping
  • Instrumentation
  • HVAC Systems
  • Hydronic Systems
  • Insulation
  • Fireproofing
  • Welding
  • Painting/Coating
  • Asbestos Abatement
  • Floating Production Storage & Offloading

Software Tools

Our team of expert estimators at Build an Estimate are highly proficient in using the latest software tools to provide accurate and detailed estimates. Our software proficiency includes:

  • Planswift
  • Trimble
  • FastPIPE
  • FastDUCT
  • FastWRAP
  • RSMeans
  • Bluebeam
  • ConEst
  • Quest Estimating

With these software tools at our disposal, we are able to provide our clients with precise estimates and a level of transparency that sets us apart from the competition.

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Our Expertise In Industrial Construction Estimating

At Build an Estimate, we specialize in providing accurate and reliable cost estimates for a wide range of industrial construction projects. Our portfolio includes everything from small maintenance and repair tasks to large-scale multi-million dollar government and military construction projects. Our expertise spans across a diverse range of industries, including chemical, petrochemical, mining and metals, marine, drilling platforms, oil and gas, pharmaceutical plants, food processing, hydrocarbon processing, wastewater plants, bio-fuels, refinery, refrigeration, pumping stations, paper and pulp, polymers, fertilizers, power generation, packaging, and manufacturing. Our team of experienced estimators has the skills and knowledge necessary to analyze data, provide informed recommendations, and ensure that your project is completed within budget and to your satisfaction. Let us help you achieve success in your industrial construction project by providing you with the best cost estimates possible.

Expert Industrial Structural Steel Estimating

At Build an Estimate, our team of estimators and engineers specialize in providing accurate and reliable estimates for structural steel projects. We have successfully worked with numerous structural steel contractors and design firms involved in the steel erection for multi-story buildings and industrial facilities. Our skilled estimators employ best estimating practices to prepare detailed estimates that aid in planning, bidding, procurement, and also contribute to a greener environment by minimizing wastage.

Our takeoffs contain a comprehensive breakdown of all the structural steel design components, including channels, beams, angles, plates, connectors, and other accessories, providing you with a clear picture of costs involved in your project. We meticulously quantify various components, such as rebar, piping, roofing, siding, louvers, platforms, railings, ladders, and grating, ensuring that no detail is overlooked.

At Build an Estimate, we are committed to delivering top-quality services and reliable estimates that meet and exceed our clients' expectations. Contact us today to discuss your industrial structural steel estimating needs.

Construction Estimating For Industrial Electrical Projects

At Build an Estimate, our team of electrical estimators has extensive knowledge and experience in the components and installation of electrical systems. We are flexible and equipped to provide accurate estimates for all types and sizes of industrial electrical projects, whether it's new construction, remodeling, lighting, grounding, or emergency service systems.

Using top-rated electrical takeoff software like Trimble, Planswift, Bluebeam, and ConEst, we prepare highly detailed quantity takeoffs for materials and labor. Our team marks up plans with color-coded details, ensuring clarity and accuracy for all stakeholders.

Our electrical estimating services cover a wide range of systems, including low voltage, control, instrumentation, emergency service, power distribution, conveying, power and lighting, solar power, geothermal systems, and ground-up projects. Trust Build an Estimate for reliable and timely electrical estimating services that support your industrial construction projects.

Construction Estimating Services For Industrial Mechanical Projects

At Build an Estimate, we offer professional industrial mechanical estimating services that cater to the unique needs of mechanical contractors, project managers, and engineering design firms. Our team of expert mechanical estimators has years of experience providing detailed material takeoffs, cost estimates, procurement, and cost management solutions.

Using the latest software tools, including Planswift, FastPIPE, FastDUCT, FastWRAP, and Trimble, we develop accurate cost proposals and prepare competitive bids. Our mechanical estimators are proficient in analyzing plans and specifications to ensure all aspects of the project are covered, and our estimates are customized to your specific requirements.

We perform takeoffs for a wide range of mechanical systems, including ductwork, piping, insulation, HVAC systems, sprinkler systems, gas piping systems, material conveying systems, crushing systems, mechanical equipment, instrumentation and controls, welding, pressure vessels, and mechanical alterations.

Partner with Build an Estimate and rely on our professional mechanical estimating services to help you win more bids, manage your costs effectively, and complete your industrial mechanical projects with confidence.

Services Offered

At Build an Estimate, we offer a range of services to help contractors and construction professionals streamline their project estimating process. Our insulation takeoff services include accurately measuring and estimating the cost of various types of insulation systems, such as pipe insulation, plumbing and ductwork insulation, tank insulation systems, equipment insulation systems, and removable insulation systems. We also provide piping takeoff services, which involve estimating the cost of process piping, power piping, coal piping, refrigeration piping, and gas piping systems. With our expertise and attention to detail, you can rely on us to provide you with accurate and reliable estimates that will help you stay within budget and ensure project success.

Our Systematic Approach To Construction Estimating

At Build an Estimate, we have developed a systematic approach to construction estimating that ensures accurate and reliable cost estimates for your projects. Our process begins with a thorough discussion between our experienced estimators and engineers to define the project scope. We carefully analyze the specifications and plans provided by the client to identify potential missing information and breakdown the specific elements of the project.

Using the latest software, our expert estimators extract data from drawing plans, P&IDs, and PFDs to quantity each component for labor and material takeoffs. Our pricing is based on zip code, utilizing a database compiled from world cost data, trade agencies, various vendors, architects, and engineers. We also take into consideration factors such as location, logistics, permits, equipment rentals, contingencies, and various indirect costs.

Our lead estimator performs a thorough cross-check to ensure that the estimate fully complies with the project goals. In addition to providing the most accurate and reliable cost estimates, we have developed strategic estimating systems to ensure that your project runs smoothly within budget and time constraints.

Our deliverables include detailed EXCEL spreadsheets in MasterFormat or UniFormat containing material and labor takeoffs along with man-hours. These reports are designed for project controls, procurement, contracts, and construction, and are updated throughout the life cycle of the project. We can also customize the template to meet the specific needs of our clients.

Partner with Build an Estimate for a systematic approach to construction estimating that delivers accurate, reliable, and customized cost estimates for your industrial projects.

Trust Us To Handle Your Industrial Estimation

We Assure:


We utilize a vast, highly precise database for pricing, and we provide comparison and customization with past project data to ensure accuracy in our estimates.

Certified Experts

Our team of estimators is certified by the American Association of Cost Engineers (AACE) and the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS), guaranteeing their expertise and professionalism.


Our estimators are proficient in the latest software, allowing them to provide accurate estimates even with incomplete data.

Cost-effective Solutions

We offer affordable estimates, with transparent pricing available on our website. Our 24/7 customer support team is always available to answer any questions you may have via chat or email.

Swift Turnaround

Our estimates are delivered within 24 to 48 hours, ensuring that your project stays on track.

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