Every project requires a concept design and Sheet Pile NZ is making it easier and cheaper for project managers to accurately estimate product use and cost.
Sheet Pile NZ is helping project managers gain a more accurate build estimation with its new concept design service. Effectively removing a costly step for project managers, Sheet Pile NZ’s concept design is available at a fraction of the price and allows managers to understand the viability of a project much earlier in the process.
When it comes to new builds, whether civil infrastructure or residential housing, nearly all projects will go through an initial estimating stage to achieve an accurate build cost. This determines whether the client can afford the project from the outset. If affordability is determined, a design would be required by a Structural Engineer for a significantly higher fee.
Having recently purchased PileBuck SPW911, the sheet pile supplier is now able to offer sheet pile wall concepts for clients.
“This service will only be used for concept design work in the interest of calculating estimate prices for a project in the planning stage,” says Sheet Pile NZ manager, David Broad.
“The neat thing about being able to do this is that if a client isn’t an engineer, or is an engineer but doesn’t have the software, we can complete a concept design along with a project estimate for them,” he says.
“By using the sheet piles, we have in stock for the concept design, the client knows it is readily available to them – not overseas with a three to four month wait on delivery. All we require from the client is a brief and the geotechnical report from their soil investigation, as our software uses this in the design calculation.”
“We’re proud to be able to offer this service to clients at an extremely competitive rate, with 100 percent certainty that the concept design and estimate can be fully utilised immediately for project estimating,” says Broad.
Sheet Pile NZ aims to keep delivery times short by maintaining a large base stock level in New Zealand.
“At any one time we have 2,000 tonnes of sheet piling available to clients, stocked over our three yards in Auckland, Hamilton and Christchurch.”
As well as the new concept design service, Sheet Pile NZ works to give clients a superior experience by offering free loading and unloading at any of its yards, and a free water blasting service to clients returning their hired sheet piles to the yard.
“Customer service is paramount in our business. We make it easy for clients to get their hands on sheet pile, and we try to make it as enjoyable as hiring sheet pile can possibly be!” says Broad.