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Kwikstage is one of the major types of scaffolding that truly lives up to its name. With just four basic components – standards, ledgers, base jacks, and the concepts of Kwikstage scaffolding are straightforward.
That said, winning Kwikstage (and other types of) scaffolding bids can still depend on the speed and accuracy of the designs and estimates. In addition, the seamless review of scaffold models in project tendering and planning discussions between scaffolding contractors and their clients are also instrumental.
In today’s blog post, you’ll learn how to easily create winning Kwikstage scaffold designs using an easy-to-master software.
First, a quick overview of Kwikstage scaffolding. As a type of modular or system scaffolding, the Kwikstage style was designed and patented by RMD Kwikform about 35 years ago.
Kwikstage is now widely used in countries like the UK (Scotland, specifically), Australia, South Africa, and to an extent in New Zealand. And since it’s widely available and typically a low-cost modular scaffolding option, Kwikstage is perfect for construction projects that are both large-scale and complex like stadiums, bridges, and even ships.
Not only that, additional safety components like double guard rails and non-slip platforms play a part in improving Kwikstage scaffolding safety.
Despite these compelling features, because of its prevalence and relative low cost, Kwikstage scaffolding has become largely commoditized. So, winning a tender can boil down to the speed of the design process, accuracy of models, and ease of modifications.
Now, let’s learn how to achieve all that using a scaffolding design software.
With an industry-specific scaffolding design software like Avontus Designer®, creating Kwikstage models is as easy as adding readily available and fully customizable scaffold models to building plans.
The result is an impressive, easy to understand scaffold plan far beyond what can be produced by old-fashioned pencil and paper methods, but that’s also easily achieved by a novice software user. In fact, many non-technical users have created designs within minutes of starting to use the software.
The option to import various Kwikstage scaffolding manufacturer catalogues also means that draftsmen don’t have to create scaffold blocks from scratch – a common problem with most CAD packages.
With a more efficient design process, you’ll get Kwikstage scaffold designs in a fully immersive and professional 3D views automatically.
The best part is that all this can be done without relying on expensive CAD solutions or weeks of technical training.
Once Kwikstage scaffolding designs are ready, it’s up to the bid manager to present the proposal to the client.
A good way to win the bid is by showing clients exactly what goes where and how scaffolds might impact the construction project, both in providing access and potentially obstructing other works on site.
With an industry-specific scaffolding software, bid managers can instantly visualize and walk through designs in powerful 3D, Virtual Reality (VR), and Augmented Reality (AR) views.
When it’s difficult to meet a client in-person or be on site at a moment’s notice, the ability to perform remote design walkthroughs and handovers using these powerful visualization techniques is bound to impress clients and make crews more productive.
Any mistakes or requests for modifications from the clients can then be easily documented and addressed.
Another factor for winning bids is fast adaptability. Often, clients will request for design modifications to improve their project timelines and reduce costs.
Here, being able to incorporate these changes to the Kwikstage scaffolding design in real-time can help you win or lose bids.
Using scaffolding design software, project managers only need to open the saved files and customize the existing design details on the spot.
Any changes to the plans will be instantly reflected in the Bill of Materials (BOM), which can then be quickly shared with clients for approval.
It’s no doubt that winning Kwikstage scaffold bids – or any other scaffolding types for that matter – can be easier with an industry-specific scaffolding design software like Avontus Designer.
Using the software, scaffolding companies can focus on developing a well-thought-out scaffolding blueprint that clearly communicates the unique expertise built into each design. They can also leverage technologies to deliver on their commitments and increase confidence in clients.
All this spells good news for design accuracy, project clarity, and overall profitability for everyone involved in the scaffold project.
For more information on how else Avontus Designer can help you win bids (either for Kwikstage scaffolding or others), check out the link below.