Structural steel

With a Methvin Enterprise edition you will have access to our team of consultants who can assist you in customising our estimating software package to suit the needs of your business.

Our consulting team can assist you with a wide array of software customisations to help you integrate Methvin Estimating Software into your existing businesses processes.

Customisations include:

  • Creation of reports specific to your business
  • Custom imports and exports
  • One-way or two-way integration between the Methvin Suite and your other software systems such as your accounting system, job costing, ERP, CRM and/or a central data warehouse
  • Creation of new features, or enhancements to existing features, specific to your business, and
  • Other special requests.

Methvin Estimating’s consulting team work hand in hand with our implementation personnel to ensure that Methvin Estimating Software starts working for you right from day one and ensures that you can see an increase in productivity and cost effectiveness within your business in the shortest possible time.

To find out more about our consulting services, please contact us.

Methvin Estimating Software has formed a number or strategic partnerships with industry leading technological firms (Technology Partners). We are capable of integrating with many industry-leading software packages that relate to design, project management, job costing, cost control and accounting.  This provides customers with enormous benefits including time savings, maximising profits and streamlining business processes.

The following are just some examples of companies that Methvin Estimating Software has developed integration with. 


 

 

Viewpoint_integration_partner

Company: Viewpoint Construction Software   www.viewpointcs.com

Company overview:  Viewpoint Construction Software has a long-standing focus on meeting the information needs of construction companies, achieving a leadership position in offering construction-specific enterprise resource planning, as well as point solutions including project and BIM collaboration, mobile field-to-office and enterprise content management. Available as cloud, SaaS, and on-premise solutions, our configurable and scalable products address the unique needs of leading firms throughout the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Europe and Australia. 

Viewpoint Construction Software has acquired Sydney-based Jobpac International Systems, provider of construction software solutions to the Australian and New Zealand (ANZ) construction industry for more than 25 years. Combining Jobpac’s strong team of construction software professionals with Viewpoint’s organisation and advanced product portfolio creates a significant market leader with unsurpassed resources for customer service, support and new product development.


Global Businesses Turn to Oracle Blockchain Service to Speed Transactions  Securely | Al Bawaba

Company:  Oracle   www.oracle.com

Company overview:  Simplify Construction Billing and Payments

Oracle Textura Payment Management increases efficiency and control in construction payment management through a collaborative subcontractor invoicing and payment software system. The cloud solution streamlines and automates processes to accelerate payment, mitigate risk, and improve cash flow. Contractors can rely on the exchange of e-signed lien waivers and electronic payments.

 

Key Business Benefits:

  • Increased efficiency: Eliminate paper and gridlock by standardizing processes and providing a single source of truth to the supply chain.
  • Control and risk mitigation: Enforce requirements and automate payment holds for compliance issues.
  • Insights and visibility: Analyze and easily report on payments and compliance data to improve project performance.

 

 

Palisade Company Unveils New Branding as it Expands Risk and Decision  Platform to Transform Corporate Analytics and Risk Analysis

Company:  Palisade   www.palisade.com

Company and product overview:   @Risk analysis is systematic use of available information to determine how often specified events may occur and the magnitude of their consequences.

Risks are typically defined as negative events, such as losing money on a venture or a storm creating large insurance claims. However, the process of risk analysis can also uncover potential positive outcomes. By exploring the full space of possible outcomes for a given situation, a good risk analysis can both identify pitfalls and uncover new opportunities.

There are several problems with this approach:

  • It considers only a few discrete outcomes, ignoring hundreds or thousands of others.
  • It gives equal weight to each outcome. That is, no attempt is made to assess the likelihood of each outcome.
  • Interdependence between inputs, impact of different inputs relative to the outcome, and other nuances are ignored, oversimplifying the model and reducing its accuracy.

Workbench | The World Management

 Company: Workbench www.workbenchcentral.com

Company overview: Workbench developed a project management solution based on leading technology, industry expertise and extensive experience. They have the skills and the software to add value to your current business. Workbench is always eager to see their customers succeed and take great pleasure in helping them achieve their goals by using Workbench.

Integration overview: Methvin Estimating Software contains an “Export to Workbench” feature which creates .csv files ready for import into Workbench project management software. This feature is designed to transfer the budget data from Methvin to Workbench for a “won” project.”


 

Pipe Size ASA/DIN
mm
Cold insulation thickness type FG/PIR
mm
Hot insulation thickness type Rockwool
mm
Insulation Norms
Cold Hot Cold Hot
Insulation material type FG/PIR (/m) Rockwool (/m) FG/PIR (/m2) Rockwool (/m2)
Insulation Thickness (mm) - (a,b)
Pipe Size ASA/DIN - (x) Unit Unit
Removal of existing insulation mhr/m mhr/m2
Removal of existing sheeting mhr/m mhr/m2
Installation of existing insulation mhr/m mhr/m2
Installation of existing sheeting mhr/m mhr/m2
Installation of new insulation mhr/m mhr/m2
Prefabrication of new sheeting mhr/m mhr/m2
Installation of new sheeting mhr/m mhr/m2
Pipe Fittings & Valves - FG/PIR (/ea)
Insulation thickness (mm)
Pipe Size ASA/DIN - (x)
Pipe Fittings & Valves type Elbow Tee Reducer Flange cap End cap Valve cap
Removal of existing insulation
Removal of existing sheeting
Installation of existing insulation
Installation of existing sheeting
Installation of new insulation
Prefabrication of new sheeting
Installation of new sheeting
Pipe Fittings & Valves - Rockwool (/ea)
Insulation thickness (mm)
Pipe Size ASA/DIN - (x)
Pipe Fittings & Valves type Elbow Tee Reducer Flange cap End cap Valve cap
Removal of existing insulation
Removal of existing sheeting
Erection of existing insulation
Erection of existing sheeting
Erection of new insulation
Prefabrication of new sheeting
Erection of new sheeting
1. For all types of HOT Equipment insulation (Glass Fiber, Mineral Wool and Calcium Silicate), the work hour units are based on the following erection method:
Shell cover (blanket or block) is applied with staggered joint arrangement. Top and bottom edges are securely tied over support rings with wire on 12-inch centers. Vertical and horizontal seams are laced together by interlocking the wire mesh and with wire ties where necessary. The insulation is secured in place with bands spaced on 12-inch centers.
Head cover is shaped so that all sections closely fit the contour of the head and are laced together with wire, or are secured with bands on 12-inch centers at tangent line. Exposed head cover is secured with bands attached to a 1⁄4” round steel rod, with a floating ring on the top and a circumferential band at the tangent line of the vessel head. Unexposed head cover is secured with wire to insulation supports provided by the vessel manufacturer.
Weatherproof jacket on vertical equipment is supported on S-clips spaced on 4-foot centers. The jacketing for vertical and horizontal equipment is secured with bands spaced on 12-inch centers with one band at each circumferential lap. On vertical equipment, band loops are included on each band to prevent vertical movement. Weatherproof jacket on exposed vessel heads is a flat metal sheet cut into “pie” pieces and secured with screws on 3-inch centers.
2. For all types of COLD Equipment insulation (Cellular Glass and Polyurethane), the work hour units are based on the following erection method:
Shell cover (block) is applied with staggered joint arrangement. Joints are buttered with joint sealer. In double layer applications, the inner layer is applied without joint sealer. Each layer is secured with bands on 12-inch centers. Outer layer joints are offset from inner layer joints. Vapor barrier is outer layer only. Joints are sealed with a foil-to-mylar 3-inch wide strip applied over the vapor barrier. Contraction joints are included as 11⁄2” wide, packed with 2” of fiberglass blanket material, on 12-foot maximum centers.
Head cover is shaped so that all sections closely fit the contour of the head. Joints are buttered with joint sealer. In double layer applications, the inner layer is applied without joint sealer. Exposed head cover is secured with bands attached to a 1⁄4” round steel rod, with a floating ring on the top and a circumferential band at the tangent line of the vessel head. Unexposed head cover is secured with wire to insulation supports provided by the vessel manufacturer.
Weatherproof jacket on vertical equipment is supported on S-clips spaced on 4-foot centers. The jacketing for vertical and horizontal equipment is secured with bands spaced on 12-inch centers with one band at each circumferential lap. Each band is equipped with one breather spring.

Bored piling

Material strength
kPa
Material strength(Relative Density) = SPT N-value(blows/300mm) x2 or Density Index
Bored piling productivity
Total bored pile productivity per shift 0.00 m/shift
Specialised hard rock excavation only (Equipment DTH hammer) 8.00 m/shift

Man-hours for estimating the erection of process or chemical plants

Wall thickness
mm
Pipe Size ASA/DIN
mm
Description Man-hour Unit
Pipe welding man-hours
Butt weld 0.000 mhr/ea
Fillet weld 0.000 mhr/ea
Mittre weld 0.000 mhr/ea
Branch weld 0.000 mhr/ea
Reinforcing ring 0.000 mhr/ea
Olet weld 0.000 mhr/ea
Cutting pipe in case of changes 0.000 mhr/ea
 
Pipe installation man-hours
Installation of pipe in plant (ISBL) 0.000 mhr/m
Install pipe on sleepers/ in rack (OSBL) 0.000 mhr/m
 
Installation of fittings and valves man-hours
Fitting with 1 end (flanges, lap joints, caps etc) 0.000 mhr/ea
Fitting with 2 ends (elbows, reducers, mitre bends, adaptors) 0.000 mhr/ea
Fitting with 3 ends (T and Y pieces) 0.000 mhr/ea
Flange connection 150# , PN 10-16 0.000 mhr/ea
Flange connection 300# , PN 25-40 0.000 mhr/ea
Flange connection 600#- 900# , PN 64-160 0.000 mhr/ea
Flange connection 1500#-2500# , PN 250-320 0.000 mhr/ea
Spectacle blind, blind flange, spade 0.000 mhr/ea
Bending of pipe 0.000 mhr/ea
Cutting thread 0.000 mhr/ea
Threaded connection 0.000 mhr/ea
Installation of valve 150# , PN 10-16 0.000 mhr/ea
Installation of valve 300# , PN 25-40 0.000 mhr/ea
Installation of valve 600#- 900# , PN 64-160 0.000 mhr/ea
Installation of valve 1500#- 2500# , PN 250-320 0.000 mhr/ea
Installation of valve incl. drive 0.000 mhr/ea
Pressure testing: hydrostatic/pneumatic 0.000 mhr/ea
Work hour units include cutting, beveling and welding.
Work hour units are for welding in-place. For weld bay, multiply standard units by 80%.
With proper and conscientious application of these construction norms and man-hours for preparing estimates, the estimator will calculate hourly time requirements i.e. the man-hours required for the erection. The man-hours (mhr) do not account for any particular condition or PRODUCTIVITY EFFICIENCY PERCENTAGES (PEP, Leistungsfähigkeit - Prozentsatz)
No allowance / costs have been allowed in the above mentioned formulas for supporting of pipe work, X-raying, cranage, pressure testing, pickling, passivation of stainless steel pipes and working at height
Alloy Man-hour Adjustments
Material Classification Groups
LABOR OPERATIONS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
BENDS 1.25 1.25 1.25 1.25 1.25 1.25 2.75 1.75 1.25
WELDS 1.5 1.75 2.25 1.75 1.75 1.75 2.75 2.75 2.75
LOCAL STRESS RELIEF 1.25 1.25 1.25 - - - - - -
GROUP 1   GROUP 4 GROUP 8
ASTM A335-P1 .50%Moly Stainless Steels Stainless Steels - Types 317, 321, 347
ASTM A335-P2 .50-.70% Chrome Types 304, 309, 310, 316, Duplex Copper-Nickel
ASTM A335-P12 85-1.10% Chrome (including "L" & "H" Grades) Monel
ASTM A335-P11 1.05-1.45% Chrome   Inconel
ASTM A335-P3 1.50-2.00% Chrome GROUP 5 Incoloy
    Copper and Brass Alloy 20
GROUP 2     HF Modified
ASTM A335-P3b l.75-2.25% Chrome GROUP 6  
ASTM A335-P22 2.00-2.50% Chrome Low Temp Carbon Steel (see Note 5) GROUP 9
ASTMA335-P21 2.75-3.25% Chrome ASTM A333 Gr. 1 (see Note 6) Aluminium
ASTM A335-P5.b.c 4.00-6.00% Chrome ASTM A333 Gr. 4  
    ASTM A333 Gr. 9 (see Note 6)  
GROUP 3      
ASTM A335-P7 6.00-8.00% Chrome GROUP 7  
ASTM A335-P9 8.00-10.00% Chrome Hastelloy  
Ferritic Chromes 10.00-15.00% Chrome Titanium  
ASTM A333 Gr. 3 3.50% Nickel 99% Nickel  
ALLOY MATERIAL ADJUSTMENT NOTES
1. Apply the appropriate multiplier above to the corresponding Carbon Steel labor operation.
2. Adjustments shown above apply to all wall thicknesses.
3. The molybdenum content in alloys listed in Groups 1 through 3 inclusive, shall not exceed 1%.
4. Adjustments for alloys other than those listed above will have to be researched. Consult Piping lead engineer.
5. Low Temp Carbon Steel type ASTM-A333 Gr. 6 is standard Carbon Steel material and alloy adjustments do not apply.
6. Where standard Carbon Steel welding procedures and filler metal can be used, alloy adjustments will not apply to Low Temp Carbon Steel types ASTM A333 Gr. 1 and ASTM A333 Gr. 9. Consult Piping lead engineer.

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