1.Use Metallbau's "VE50+" value engineering review to
help reduce costs by identifying cost saving measures from the beginning
of design to the end of construction.
2. Define a consistent scope of work so that all bidders can be
compared on an "apples to apples" basis of first, or initial
costs. Estimating LGSF projects is more difficult than wood, and it is
harder to compare prices across differing scope of work assumptions.
3. Include LGSF's life cycle cost savings that ameliorate the first
cost of steel framing. Many newcomers to LGSF may not realize that these
life-cycle savings are available. Therefore, they don't include them in
any cost comparisons with wood framing. Click the link above to see LGSF