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Steel Estimating Services

Quantities of Beams in Linear footage and Lbs

Quantities of Decking in Square footage

Quantities of Stairs and Railings in Linear footage

Quantities of fences, bollards and site items in EA

Quantities of ladders and roof hatch in EA

Quantities of angles, joists, girders and plates in Lb

Who are our Clients

Most Contractors miss out on bid opportunities or deadlines because of their busy schedule. According to a report, they lose around $250,000 every month  just due to lack of time. BidWin Solutions can work it out for you. We provide detailed quantity takeoff and cost estimating services to GCs and subcontractors so they don’t need to worry about bid opportunities. We help our clients find and avail bid opportunities and prepare accurate bids for them.

We assist GCs and subcontractors with all types of takeoff and estimating services in affordable prices and more than 80% bid win ratio. We cover all trades like Demolition, Concrete, Drywall, Steel, Masonry, Lumber, Flooring, Painting, Insulation, MEP etc.

Below are the few main features that distinguish BidWin Solutions from its competitors.

  1. We are affordable.
  2. We can meet short deadlines.
  3. We have more than 80% bid win ratio.
  4. We work overtime for high priority jobs.
  5. Our estimator can discuss the project with the builder over a team meeting.
  6. We use premium software for all trades takeoff and estimating.
  7. We provide 24/7 customer support.
  8. We calculate detailed labor and material prices for our clients.

Accurate Steel Estimating Services

Accurate steel estimating is vital to minimize the error and maximize the profit in an estimate. Steel estimators at Bidwin Solutions are well aware of the rules necessary to produce a precise steel estimate. Our steel estimators have expertise in calculating accurate quantity takeoff along with location based labor and equipment pricing.

Calculating separate labor hours of fabrication and erection for all steel elements is a tough nut to crack. Our experienced estimators make it possible for our clients with years of experience and access to premium tools. Moreover, fabrication and installation prices vary from location to location which need to be taken into consideration while pricing a steel estimate.

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Steel estimating services

Our Steel Estimate Portfolio

Steel Estimating is an important part of any type of construction project. Whether it is structural steel or Miscellaneous metals, steel estimator has to be well versed with procedures and principles of steel fabrication and erection to produce an accurate and competitive estimate. Our drywall portfolio includes the following types of projects:

  • Residential Projects
  • Industrial Projects
  • Commercial Projects
  • Institutional Projects
  • Renovation and Remodeling Projects

Services We Offer

We are always here to help!

Construction Estimates for Subcontractors and General Contractors

We have been serving General Contractors and subcontractors for the last 7 years. Our highly accurate estimate with easy-to-use bid formats help up get ahead of the competition.

Dedicated Construction Estimator

We facilitate our clients by providing dedicated construction estimator on a weekly or monthly basis. He is responsible for a detailed quantity takeoff and precise cost estimating.

Monthly Packages for Busy Contractors

Bidwin Solutions offers monthly packages to cater all your estimating needs. It minimizes the estimating cost by 50% helping you maximize the profit margins.

Accurate Pricing According to Zip Codes

In construction industry, one has to be very aware of freight charges because it can make or break a big deal. We provide accurate material and labor prices according to location of the project.

Design Estimates for Architects & Designers

Bidwin Solutions offer a wide variety of estimating services from Schematic design to 100% CD drawings set. Accuracy of design estimates completely depends upon the experience of the estimator.

Detailed Estimates for Residential and Commercial Projects

We serve all types of residential and commercial contractors covering all the trades like concrete, steel, sitework, drywall, lumber, painting, masonry, MEP etc.

Bluebeam Revu

Bluebeam Revu

Construction Material Takeoff
Earthwork Pro

Earthwork Pro

Cut/Fill and Grading software


Accurate Cost Database


Advanced Construction Takeoff

Softwares We Use

Understanding the features of a software and utilizing them where necessary is an ability to perform complex tasks efficiently. In construction estimating, several software are used to improve the quality of the estimate but one has to spend a good amount of time learning and practicing the features of these software. We use premium software like Bluebeam Revu, PlanSwift, RSMeans, Kubla Cubed, Earthwork pro and MS Excel. These software help us prepare more accurate takeoff, perform markings and estimate labor, equipment and material pricing. 

Trades We Cover

We have expertise in all CSI divisions!

Concrete Estimating Services

We provide accurate and reliable concrete takeoff and estimating services. Our concrete estimate includes footings, slabs, foundations, driveways etc.

Drywall Estimating Services

Most of the time, drywall contractors receive bid results quickly. We have to be perfectly accurate to retain the client. We maintain a 90% bid win ratio on drywall projects.


Sitework Estimating Services

BidWin Solutions has vast expertise in sitework takeoff and estimating. Our sitework takeoffs include all sitework related items like asphalt pavements, landscaping, erosion control, all water, sewer, gas, storm utilities etc.

Steel Estimating Services

Structural steel estimating is a lengthy process and one has to be very aware while preparing a steel bid. Our experienced estimators prepare a detailed breakdown of material, fabrication and erection of structural steel and Misc. items. 

Painting Estimating Services

In CSI divisions, division 5 is referred as finishes. Painting is an important part of finishes and any project is incomplete without it. Our experienced estimators prepare a detailed painting takeoff broken down into paint types, coatings and paint manufacturer.

Masonry Estimating Services

BidWin Solutions provide Masonry takeoff and estimating services for all types of residential and commercial projects. A complete masonry bid usually includes, masonry blocks, bricks, precast sills and lintels, glazed tiles etc.

Plumbing Estimating Services

Plumbing takeoffs are easy to do as the estimator just need to calculate the piping linear footage and plumbing fixtures. The tricky part is accurate plumbing cost estimating. Material of the pipes and fixtures along with labor productivity have to be calculated precisely for accurate bidding.

Lumber Estimating Services

BidWin Solutions has plenty of experience calculating lumber quantities in all types of residential and commercial projects. The estimator needs to be well experienced with lumber to prepare up to the mark lumber pricing.

Electrical Estimating Services

Electrical is a major trade in all types of construction as every building whether public or private, small or large need to have a well organized electricity supply system. BidWin Solutions helps you prepare a perfect bid for your project with our ASPE certified estimators. 

Get Started with Us!

Here is a quick process to get started with our services!

Send Us the Drawings

First of all, you need to send us the complete drawings set preferably in PDF format along with the scope of work you want us to cover. Our team of estimators will review the drawings.

Get A Quote

After reviewing the project drawings, we'll prepare a firm quote of cost and time to complete the particular project. Once we have an agreement, we'll send you an initial invoice of 50% to get the estimating started.

Receive Estimate

After we completed working on the job, we'll send you the final sheet along with the invoice of pending payment. Once you make the final payment, we'll send you the rest of the project files.


Our Recent Projects

Structural Steel Estimating Services

Structural Steel Projects

Lumber Estimating

Lumber Projects

Drywall Estimating Services

Drywall Projects

Sitework Estimating Services

Sitework Projects

Concrete Estimating Services

Concrete Projects

Masonry Estimating Services

Masonry Projects

Structural Steel Estimating Services

When starting a construction business as a contractor, one always thinks about working in such a trade that is the most important and highly profitable in the industry. Contractors start structural steelwork due to its importance in every high-rise and residential building. Every high-rise structure in the USA and around the globe is incomplete without structural steel elements. Structural steel structures are more earthquake resistant, have lower values of dead loads, are highly efficient and can be built in significantly less time than RCC structures. These characteristics make steel structures more reliable and cheaper than RCC Structures, as they save a lot of time and money.

Before starting the structural steel construction process, bidding is a crucial step in deciding the success or failure of the steel contractor. Bidding should always be accurate to achieve higher gains in the construction market. So, how should a steel contractor ensure he is putting correct numbers against the bidding for a steel job? Here comes BIDWINSOLUTIONS to save the day for our structural steel clients.

With over seven years of experience in structural steel estimating for hundreds of trade-specific steel clients, we own the crown for being the successful company in achieving the highest bid-win ratio with remarkable profits in steel structures. How BIDWINSOLUTIONS do that?

We follow a two-step strategy to be the best choice for our streel contractors. In step one, we ensure that our steel estimating takeoffs are 100% accurate and eliminate any chance for a single error. We do that by a drop-down approach of the estimator’s review process in which a steel estimator will thoroughly review the structural and architectural drawings, do markings on Plan Swift, which is a material takeoffs software, prepare an Excel spreadsheet with all the structural steel takeoffs as per their specifications, and then a senior steel estimator will review the complete job to omit any errors. In step two, we calculate material and labor prices for steel members from fabrication and erection hours based on labor and equipment on-field productivity.

Components of Structural Steel & Miscellaneous Steel Works

The building is usually divided into two components in terms of steelworks. The very first one is structural steel members, which are load-bearing components of a high-rise or residential building that includes, Beams, Columns, Bracings, Angles, Channels Joist Girders, Deck and non-load bearing elements which are called Miscellaneous steelwork Stairs, Ladders, Railings, Site steel items, Bollards, Canopies. Steel estimator must look into structural drawings for the load-bearing members and most of the times, architectural drawings for no-load-bearing members like miscellaneous metals. Let’s talk about these components in detail.

  • Structural Steel Beams are primarily designed as W-sections and HSS sections. W-section beams are specified as W10x40 and W12x60, in which the first number after the W alphabet is depth in inches, and the second number after the multiplication sign is the unit weight of the steel beam. HSS sections are rarely used for beams, and they are specified as HSS3x3x1/4 and many other sizes and unit weights.
  • Steel Columns are horizontal elements in steel structures. They carry the load of beams and transfer it to the concrete piers and footings. They are used as both W-sections and Hollow sections in the building.
  • Steel bracings are primarily used in steel designs to distribute bending effects between the beams and to resist the lateral forces of wind and earthquake. Steel bracings are used in the form of steel channels and angles like C12x30 and L2x2x1/4.
  • Structural Steel Deck plays a crucial role in transferring the live load of the building to the beams and columns. Loading carrying capacity for a deck depends on the gauge and thickness. Decks are generally composite metal decks and metal form decks. Deck gauges specify the thickness of steel sheets and vary from 16 gauge, 18 gauge up to 22 Gauge. Deck depth ranges from 0.5inch to 3inches. A pour stop covers the deck’s perimeter in case of concrete pouring.
  • Steel Stairs: The architect and structural engineer prefer steel stairs in most commercial and residential multistory projects because steel stairs filled with concrete are cost-effective, time-saving, have low weights and are easy to install. Steel stairs assembly includes Steel Stair Stringer, Steel Treads & Risers, Handrails and Guardrails, Steel Landing and supports, Angle clips and plate runners, and stair nosing. Steel stairs are a significant component in Structural Steel Miscellaneous bid.
  • Handrails & Guardrails are significant items in Miscellaneous metals jobs. They can be steel, aluminium, stainless steel or sometimes wrought iron. Guardrails act as barriers along any unprotected edge of the walking surface to prevent anyone from falling. In most cases, the guardrail is 42 inches high with steel pickets. Similarly, handrails fulfil their support function for people going up and down the stairs. Handrails are wall-mounted with brackets usually 36 to 42 inches above the ground, and guardrails are floor-mounted with steel or aluminium posts.
  • Steel or Aluminum Ladders are used as Elevator pit ladders, roof ladders with or without safety cages, and sometimes for platform access. Steel Ladders are crucial for miscellaneous metals projects as they are expensive.

Specialized in Steel Estimating Takeoffs and Pricing

Steel estimating is a complex trade requiring years of experience in Steel Estimating and on-field practical experience for accurate takeoffs and pricing. Steel pricing is divided into several steps requiring meticulous care to win a job. With over ten years of experience in the construction and estimating industry, BIDWINSOLUTIONS offers a team of highly specialized steel estimators who leave no stone unturned to win steel projects with high profits. The first step is to calculate each structural steel element from the Structural drawings set, comparing it with the architectural drawings and project specifications and then calculating the miscellaneous structural steel items from the architectural drawings. 

As mentioned above in the component of structural steel and miscellaneous steel works section, every member of structural steel and miscellaneous steel is calculated and priced in different units. For example, Structural steel members like beams, columns, bracings, channels and angles are first calculated in each count as per their member lengths; these counts and lengths are then multiplied with their unit weights to get total weights. This weight can be priced in pounds or tonnage depending upon the client’s requirement.

Pricing is divided into three components for steel jobs. The first is the material price for steel elements in tonnage per steel specification. Steel can be mild with a simple paint finish, galvanized or Stainless steel. In many cases, fireproofing is also required for structural steel beams and columns, increasing the material price. The Galvanized steel finish costs $1000-$1200 more than mild steel. Stainless steel adds a lot in material price as it is way more expensive than mild steel.

The second step is calculating the fabrication price for structural and miscellaneous steel items. Fabrication price includes the cost of labor hours to fabricate the steel members, steel wastage in the fabrication process, and fabrication drawings cost. Labor hours are different for different steel components, i.e. W-section steel beams and columns usually take 14-18 hours for a tonnage fabrication, whereas HSS sections, angles and C-channels require 20-24 labor hours per ton for fabrication.

The third and most crucial step is the Structural and Miscellaneous steel erection price. It is a complex costing procedure in which the structural steel estimator must have a keen knowledge of the Steel crew, steel crew productivity, Crane scissor lifts and extending forklift prices and productivity, and the nature of the steel job, whether renovation or new construction. Renovation jobs take more labor hours for erection as compared to new construction. A steel estimator must be well equipped with on-site project management knowledge, as there will be delays in the construction activities, which can marginally affect the cost of a steel project.

Why Hire Bidwin Solutions?

Specialized in steel takeoffs and pricing, with a remarkable bid-win ratio, BIDWINSOLUTIONS guarantees steel contractors will win more jobs with high profits and fast turnaround. Our steel estimating team can handle substantial steel projects with a steel quantity of more than 2000 tons. We have dealt with high-rise steel structures, airport steel framings and large warehouses with remarkable bid-win ratios. Most of our clients are steel contractors who bid regularly to grasp more steel contracts. BIDWINSOLUTIONS offer working weekends on clients’ demand to wrap up steel estimating projects before time. We also provide solutions to regular steel bidders in the form of dedicated steel estimators who work 40 hours a week for specific clients at a very affordable price.

Get your Steel estimate done today!