PR-Inside.com: 2017-12-22 14:30:44
It may be stating the obvious, but construction is a very expensive business. Whether you are building a modest home or a skyscraper, when you factor in the cost of land, the clearing or demolition, site costs, design, architects, surveyors, legal fees, construction, materials, labour and insurance, the costs can be exorbitant, and you can bet that whatever the agreed budget at the start, you will end up forking out for additional costs.
Some costs are unforeseen such as bad weather delays, material increases, penalty fees, transport costs, additional labour. All these expenses can send your budget bouncing into the red, but when planning a project it is important to look at the big picture and how savings can be made. Sometimes varying the way things are done, looking outside the box, trying a new approach, can benefit in surprising ways and result in substantial cost savings.
Consider an average construction job. If one or more steps in the building process could be done differently, speeded up, replaced, shortened, this would be a saving, in time, money – or both.
When discussing change, however, a level of reluctance can set in and the reactions are predictable. Cries of cutting corners, WH & S issues, dodgy practices, and the usual, “We’ve always done it this way”. But, back to the big picture scenario again. Labour and delays are two of the most expensive components of a building budget, so any saving on both is a bonus.
Site and project managers hate delays and trades people hate hanging around. The downtime waiting for other work to be completed, needing additional site days means either additional cost to the builder, or lost time for the tradie. So, when a product comes along that is superior in every way, can save onsite time and requires much less labour both before and after it is used, it is worth a serious second look.
Truedek Steel Decking Solutions is a permanent concrete formwork steel decking system that is achieving an impressive track record. It has seen rapid growth in the building and construction sectors, and has been widely used on a variety of building projects.
The Truedek trusses are incredibly strong. They are purpose-designed and manufactured and offer a range of practical advantages over typical metal decking systems. The system is lightweight, modular, easy to handle and made to specification - available in heights of 90, 110, 140 and 160mm. The strength and pre-camber built into the trusses enables it to span an impressive 7+ metres without needing any propping. Just drop in place, add the reo and pour concrete - and most jobs can gain site access the next day, both on the slab and underneath. No additional hours having to remove all the propping.
Premier Steel Technologies Pty Ltd, the manufacturers and distributors of Truedek Steel Decking Solutions, have released an installation guide available on the website at www.truedek.com.au
For more information to see if Truedek is suitable for your next project, call Premier Steel on (02) 9756 0602. Alternatively, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org