Here are 5 simple questions you should ask, when you request a truss quote. If you don’t get these questions answered upfront, you may find yourself facing change orders and problems down the road.
- Will all the pages of The Architecture/Engineering Plans you provided for the Bid, be shown on the Contract/Proposal? This insures you are getting a Hard Number for what the Architect and/or Engineer designed or intended.
- Will Special Conditions, Loadings, Wind Loads and Building Code be shown on your contract/proposal?
- Will you be provided with a Preliminary Plan prior to Sealed Plans and Engineering’s?
- Will you be provided with Final Truss Plans and Truss Engineering’s for approval prior to fabrication?
- Will you accept changes made to your Architect or Engineer’s Plans? Consequently this will cost you money to have your plans revised and re-submitted to the Building Department. If No, than never, ever accept a contract/proposal that states your truss are bid, per the truss company’s layout; make sure bid is based on the Architect/Structural plans provided.