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Factors that impact PEB costs

factors that impact PEB costs

Pre-engineered buildings (PEBs) are modern steel structures that are manufactured off-site and assembled on-site. These structures can be customised according to the specific requirements of the client, such as size, height, and width. Compared to traditional steel structures, PEBs are lightweight and offer greater efficiency. If you are planning to use PEB structures for your next project, it's important to consider the cost implications. To help you make an informed decision, here are some insights on the cost of PEBs.

  1. Size of PEB structure :  

The size of a PEB structure affects the overall cost. The size of a building determines its composition requirements. For instance, larger buildings require more foundation solutions and heat-resistant materials than smaller ones do. Also, more workers are needed for larger buildings, increasing the cost of labour. The transportation costs associated with moving the structures from the manufacturing unit to the assembly site will also be higher. Large PEB projects often require heavy equipment such as bulldozers and cranes that add to the expenses.

  1. Location:  

If the site is situated in a favourable geological area, the foundation costs can be reduced. However, the environmental conditions surrounding the construction site also play a significant role in determining construction costs. For instance, in manufacturing factories located in coastal areas, which are highly corrosive due to salt air, special materials and modern material handling technologies are necessary to ensure high corrosion resistance. This results in higher construction costs.

  1. Design of PEB structure :  

The design process for a PEB is generally carried out in two phases - the first phase involves the structural design of the building. The second phase involves designing all other components such as floors, roofs and cladding systems. The design process often takes place in conjunction with local authorities or government agencies which have specific requirements regarding building codes and regulations.

Even though PEB structures are manufactured following standard design requirements, there might be situations where client requirements lead to customisations. Customisation also means that specialised materials will be required for manufacturing the PEB components. For example, if your construction project has a unique shape or design, you may require custom parts such as insulation to control the temperature and ventilation inside the building.

As the design of the PEB directly impacts the load bearing structure, the type of materials used and the overall aesthetic solution, it is important that you find a reputable PEB company for the best possible design outcome.

  1. Building materials used:  

Quality of building materials used also affects the cost of PEB structure. The better the quality of materials, the higher will be the cost. For instance, using steel instead of wood for framing in PEB structures can significantly increase the costs, but it also offers better durability and greater flexibility in design options.

  1. Erection time:  

The cost of a PEB structure is influenced by the price of steel used in its construction. Hence, it is important to be aware of the constant fluctuations in steel prices that can impact the overall cost of the PEB structure. The duration required to construct a PEB unit also has a significant impact on project costs. Therefore, it is essential to determine a fixed timeline for your construction project. Completing the PEB structure on time can help to reduce costs associated with extra labour, prolonged durations, and rentals for specialised equipment, which can result in increased overhead expenses.

Looking for a reputed PEB manufacturer?

If you are looking for a trusted PEB company explore Utkarsh India’s PEB structures. Our PEB structures are made from best quality raw materials sourced directly from SAIL. We have a fabrication capacity of 25k metric tons per month. Here are a few reasons why you should choose Utkarsh PEB structures:

  • The PEB structures are fabricated in-house in our in-house testing laboratory
  • We conduct regular quality check of raw materials and finished goods
  • Our PEB components are made of highly durable and galvanised material which conform to grade standards IS2062 and ASTM572
  • Our design skills and work are approved by IITs, Indian Railway, PHED and SGS.

For more information on PEB building cost, get in touch with us.

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