(frequently asked questions about our engineering services.)
How do I go about getting a quote for engineering services?
There are several ways we can work with you to provide you a quote. You can e-mail any of us a description of your needs. You can also give us a call and we are happy to talk about what you are looking for. You can even send us a link to an ftp site if you have a large amount of documents you would like us to look at. We always provide our quotes for free so don’t hesitate to ask. If this is a new experience for you, don’t worry you are in good hands. We will make sure you get exactly what you need.
How small of a project is too small?
No project is too small. We enjoy helping people solve problems and simultaneously build good relationships. If you just need some calculations performed, advice given or a professional engineer to review something, we are your guys. Maybe you just need an engineer to come look at something and give you a written report or an evaluation. Yep, we do that too.
Will you bill me for a phone call inquiry?
No. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you are interested in our services. We can provide you more information on what we can provide you as well as make sure you are headed in the right direction. If we can’t help you, we may be able to refer you to someone who can.
Are you MSHA certified?
Yes. All of our team are MSHA certified and have Personal Protective Equipment applicable to most mining sites. We have provided our services to both MSHA and OSHA regulated facilities and are accustomed to site specific training and safety requirements.
What states can you provide engineering services in?
There are several states we are licensed as professional engineers in. See our services page for a current map of those states. Some states also require the firm to be licensed to perform engineering services in the respective state. We have several states that our firm is licensed in to provide our services. We also carry general and professional liability insurance and can provide a certificate of insurance for your records.
Do you offer any services other than those listed on your services page?
Yes. Our services page shows the services we typically provide and specialize in, but over the years have provide a wide array of engineering and design services. If you have a problem that needs to be solved don’t hesitate to contact us. If it is something we don’t do we will let you know and may even be able to help you find the right place.
Do you manufacture and sell equipment?
No. We do not manufacture or sell equipment. We work with suppliers and vendors to provide the right equipment for your application. We can write specifications for equipment as well as get quotes ready for purchase. We can work with your procurement team to make sure the purchase of major equipment is correct. We can also review vendor submittal drawings to make sure you are getting exactly what you need. Our involvement in this process can alleviate headaches caused by purchase of the wrong equipment. We understand that everyone’s purchasing process is very different and we are here to help in any way you need.
Can you provide cost estimating for our project?
Yes. We can provide cost estimates at a variety of levels. We can provide high level cost estimating to help get through project approvals and acquire funding for the project. We can also provide detailed budgetary cost estimates where we provide material take-offs, collect quotes and combine them with our own cost data to help set your project budget. If you do your cost estimating internally, we would be happy to review it and see if there are any areas that could use some additional attention. No one likes to be surprised by project costs and we can work with you to help prevent that.
Are you willing to travel to our project site?
Yes. We travel all over the United States to provide our services. Many of our projects are off the beaten path and some can be difficult to get to. We are an easy going bunch and have no problem coming out to your site. In fact we usually prefer to get our hands a little dirty to have a better understanding of the design limitations and the specific challenges your project brings. During construction we find that in many cases our presence on site helps the project run even more smooth.
We need some equipment supported at our facility. Can you help us with that?
Yes. We have provided many equipment platforms and mezzanines to numerous facilities. We can provide something simple or if you have something complex, we can provide a 3D model and even model up your equipment to see how it all fits up. This also allows us to more thoroughly review constructability as well as maintainability and safety. These things all too often get overlooked and can be easily integrated early in the design stage with a 3D model.
We have a structure that is in need of repair. Can you help us with that?
Yes. Whether your structure is corroded, cracking or just falling apart we would be happy to take a look. We can do an evaluation and provide you a letter making recommendations or we can provide engineering drawings for a fix that you can give to a fabricator or contractor. It will be easier than you ever dreamed.
We need a new pump system. Can you help us with that?
Yes. We can evaluate what your pumping needs are and provide calculations on flow and head requirements for your pump. We can help you determine the type of pump you need and we will design the piping associated with the new pump(s). We will work with pump vendors to specify a pump that will meet your needs and we will provide drawings for the installation of the new pump. If it includes a new vault or platform we can provide the engineering drawings for that as well. Take a look at our pumping and piping page.
We need help with a dust collection system. Can you help us with that?
Yes. We have done many different types of duct collection and can help you determine the best solution for your application. We will provide ducting and support drawings for your system as well if those are required. Take a look at our dust collection page.
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