Every metal fabrication project begins with a quote for the work to be completed. This is necessary to ensure the client and fabricator are on the same page about the scope of the project and the costs involved. In this article we will discuss the steps required to quote a metal fabrication project.
What Goes into Quoting a Fabrication Project?
Any metal fabricator will provide an initial quote for the project before beginning any work. But what exactly goes into quoting a fabrication project/ Here are the three basic steps involved in quoting a metal fabrication project:
- First Meeting. First thing’s first – the fabricator will set up an initial meeting with the customer. This will serve as an introductory meeting where the customer will describe the project itself and what they’re looking to get from the fabrication project. Remember to offer as much detail as possible so the fabricator has all the necessary information to begin the project and set it up for success.
- Active Research. After an initial meeting, the fabricator will take all the information they’ve gathered from the customer and begin doing active research. They will determine the needs of the fabrication project and what tools and techniques are required to meet those needs.
- Furnishing the Quote. Finally, when all the research is done, the fabricator will provide a quote to the customer detailing the scope of the project and all necessary costs involved. If the customer accepts the quote, the next step is to move onto the design and planning phase.
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