Mechanical Estimating Services

mechanical estimating servicesAt World Estimating, we aim to provide a complete range of mechanical estimating services to assist our clients in winning bids and increasing their profits. With years of experience, expertise, and use of the latest technology, our MEP estimators have delivered highly accurate and on time estimates for the projects ranging from thousands of dollars to billion-dollar evaluation.

We not only provide cost analysis but also render our services to help our clients with the complete consultancy to get ahead of their competition and grow their business by leaps and bounds.

Our clients

  • General Contractors
  • Mechanical Contractors
  • Piping Contractors
  • Plumbing Contractors
  • HVAC Contractors
  • Piping & Duct Fabricators
  • Engineering Design Firms

Whether you are involved in the design, fabrication, or installation of heating or cooling systems, refrigeration systems, piping, plumbing systems, our estimates are developed as per your specific needs. We quantify all the mechanical components and employ up to date, zip code based pricing for material, equipment, and labor to ensure the accuracy of the estimate. Our team remains engaged with you in every step of the way throughout the design phase, independent estimates for bid evaluations, change orders, and value engineering, etc. Please visit our profile at The Bluebook.

The range of mechanical estimating services

  • Mechanical, plumbing, piping, HVAC quantity takeoffs
  • Budget estimates
  • Bid estimates
  • Bid reviews
  • Check estimates
  • Reconciliation estimates
  • Change order management
  • Project cost management
  • Subcontractor marketing
  • Mechanical project lead generation


Our deliverables are tailored to the specific needs of our clients but generally contain the following:

  • Digital takeoff excel spreadsheets
  • Material quantities & pricing
  • Labor costs
  • Color-coded drawing plans
  • Takeoff summary containing, labor hours, total material and labor costs, rentals, equipment, taxes, overheads, profit percentage, etc.
  • Complete bid proposal with inclusion & exclusion sheet

Get our mechanical estimating services at market competitive rates and meet your bid deadlines by fast and timely delivery of estimates!

For a quick quote on your project:

Call us at 347 480-1903

Or just upload plans in the below link, we will review and send a quote in the next 5 minutes:


World estimating offers a full range of mechanical estimating services for all types and sizes of the projects from simple repair projects to multi-million dollar complex projects.

Our diversified portfolio comprises the following systems but is not limited to:

  • Government
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Retail spaces
  • Convention centers
  • Offices
  • Schools & universities
  • Hospitals
  • Industrial
  • Food & beverage processing facilities
  • Pulp & paper plants
  • Pharmaceutical plants
  • Steel mills
  • Manufacturing plants
  • Chemical processing
  • Refinery
  • Brewing plants
  • Co-generation
  • Bio-fuels

What do we quantify in mechanical takeoffs?

We have a team of specialized mep estimators who have the expertise in using the latest mechanical takeoff software like fastpipe, fastduct, fastwrap, trimble, accubid, planswift, etc.

Following items are generally quantified in our mechanical takeoffs:

  • Air devices
  • Air handling units
  • Air-cooled condensing units
  • Air conditioning units
  • Exhaust fans
  • Manual volume damper
  • Rooftop units
  • Dust smoke detector
  • Pump
  • Louver
  • Ducts
  • Gas pipes
  • Vent pipes
  • Refrigerate pipes
  • Condensate drain pipes
  • Pipe fittings
  • Sheet metal ducts
  • Duct fittings
  • Thermostat
  • Duct insulation
  • Duct supports
  • Hangers
  • Boilers
  • Heat pumps
  • Humidifiers
  • Air filters
  • Air cleaners
  • Steam systems
  • Water heaters
  • Chillers
  • Backdraft damper

Mechanical piping estimating

Being the best MEP estimating team in the market, we offer highly precise estimates to mechanical piping contractors involved in welding and installation of the piping systems.

Our reliable and comprehensive estimates help them in bidding, budgeting, procurement, and scheduling. With having the practical knowledge of serving commercial and industrial piping projects, we have the expertise and skill to perform the cost analysis of the piping project of any complexity.

We have vast exposure in process and utility industries such as petrochemical, paper, pharmaceutical, wastewater treatment, power generation, biofuels, etc.

We have the portfolio of providing estimating solutions for the following mechanical piping systems:

  • HVAC piping
  • Power boilers
  • Process piping
  • Hydraulic piping
  • Control piping
  • Gas piping
  • Utility piping
  • Power plant piping
  • Steel mill piping
  • Prefabricated piping systems
  • Pre insulated piping systems
  • Grooved piping systems

Mechanical & piping insulation estimating

An accurate estimate is crucial for mechanical insulation contractors in order to win more projects and get good profit margins.

Let us digitally takeoff your insulation projects to properly measure the dimensions while taking into account various shapes such as round, oval, and rectangular pipes or ducts to ensure that you get an accurate cost estimate for material and labor.

Our estimators are well versed with insulation estimation software like Fastwrap to provide you the right linear feet and square feet material and labor costs for a broad range of complex mechanical systems.

We develop estimates according to your specific mechanical estimation job and customize our deliverables as per your demand.

Our estimating services for insulation include:

  • Pipe insulation
  • Ductwork insulation
  • Cold storage insulation
  • Boiler & turbine
  • Acoustic systems
  • Fireproofing
  • Firestopping
  • Weatherproofing
  • Moisture barrier
  • Tank insulation systems
  • Removable insulation systems
  • Equipment insulation systems

Are you fed up with the undesired surprises due to hidden costs in your HVAC piping plans? Let us take care of your cost estimates.

Being an HVAC contractor involves busy work hours, high overheads, and huge competition.

We can help you in your struggle by offering complete estimating solutions that help you stay competitive, win more jobs, increase efficiency, and profit potential.

Our certified estimators aim at delivering high-quality services and effectively collaborate with your project teams to provide accurate takeoffs for budgeting, design, fabrication, and installation of HVAC systems.

All the components are quantified with respect to their sizes and shapes like round, oval, rectangular ducts and spiral pipes, etc.

From small residential homes and offices to complex buildings and airports, we have rendered estimating services for HVAC systems of the project of any complexity and size.

  • Smart HVAC systems
  • Devap HVAC systems
  • Solar systems
  • Geothermal systems
  • Refrigeration systems
  • Heating & air conditioning
  • Ventilation
  • Hybrid heat systems
  • Gas systems
  • Hot water & steam boilers
  • High purity water systems
  • Air purification systems
  • Humidification systems
  • Rooftop units
  • Furnaces

Mechanical piping fabrication estimating

Besides the estimation for the installation of mechanical systems, we also render our services for piping fabrications that include material and labor cost estimates along with labor hours.

Being an expert estimating firm, we effectively handle the takeoffs of multiple systems, material types, components, etc.

We ensure that all the piping material specifications are taken into consideration and provide you estimates as precise as possible to help you make wiser decisions that result in winning more profitable projects.

Our services in this regard include:

  • Piping fabrication estimates
  • Plumbing fabrication estimates
  • Sheet metal fabrication estimates

Mechanical drafting services

In addition to estimating services, you can reach out to us for mechanical and piping shop drawings and cad drafting services as well.

Our MEP engineers have vast engineering knowledge and expertise to design all types and sizes of piping systems required for residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, and other facilities.

We help you save time and overhead costs by using the latest software. Our designers and cad detailers are proficient with 3d software like AutoCAD, Revit MEP, Quicken, and BIM systems.

Our specialized mechanical drafting services include:

  • HVAC duct fabrication shop drawings
  • HVAC pipe fabrication drawings
  • Piping & process piping drawings
  • Plumbing shop drawings
  • Sprinkler shop drawings
  • Firestopping shop drawings

Why choose world estimating?

  • Highly competitive bid winning estimate that is easy to review and edit
  • Speedy delivery of estimates (within 24 to 48 hours) and always on time
  • Very affordable rates for mechanical estimates
  • Certified and expert estimators for MEP trade
  • Complete bidding assistance along with project lead generation
  • 24/7 customer support available to help you in your critical times.

Our approach to mechanical estimating

  • We approach the mechanical estimation with a detailed analysis of drawing plans to identify the scope of work and unveil the hidden costs and potential errors with the help of our practical knowledge.
  • Then using the latest on-screen takeoff software, we import the plans and accurately measure the quantities by the point and click method.
  • After the takeoff, all the quantities are exported to excel spreadsheets that are easy to review and edit. Our spreadsheets contain a detailed breakdown of quantities with each line item description organized by CSI cost codes or as per the client’s need.
  • Pricing is done using RSmeans, Craftsmen, and our highly accurate database for location-based up to date material and labor costs.
  • And, at last, a quality check is performed by the senior estimator to ensure that the estimate fully satisfies the client’s demands.

Step up your winning game by bidding on more projects. Get our mechanical estimating services and bid with confidence!

1. Upload your plans

Click here to upload your drawing plans, p&ids or pfds and specify your needs. We accept .pdf, .tif, .tiff, .dxf,. Dwf, .dwg, .pln, .jpg, jpeg, .cpc, .osx, .djvu, .cal format and your plans can be bid set, schematic, design development, construction document, or conceptual drawings.

2. Get a quote

We send you a quote based on the number of hours to complete the estimate, invoice and delivery date. If you approve the quote, you can pay via debit card or credit card or PayPal.

3. Receive your estimate

You will receive mechanical estimates in excel spreadsheets including all the material and labor pricing along with labor hours, marked-up plans and complete takeoff summary report.


How can our outsourcing estimating help mechanical contractors?

Many of the mechanical contractors have outsourced their complete estimation to us for which not only are they getting accurate estimates and filing bid proposals on time but also saving 60% expenses of hiring an inhouse estimator.

What is the turnaround time of our mechanical estimates?

The usual turnaround time for most of our estimates is 24-48 hrs. We are the best in the market with respect to time and quality.

How much do we charge for mechanical takeoffs and estimates?

We on average charge $200 for mechanical takeoffs and estimates. But we can quote you the actual price after reviewing your plans and scope of work.

How do we ensure the accuracy in our estimates?

Each drawing/ plan is imported using certified software like bluebeam, plan swift, fastpipe, fastduct, fastwrap, etc. Our qualified and certified estimator takeoff the quantities from the plans and every consideration and proper standards and codes are met then it is forwarded for peer review by a senior estimator who ensures a cold eyes review from marked-up plans and takeoffs sheet in excel. For pricing, we employ rsmeans and craftsmen for up to date labor, material and equipment costs.

World estimating is an established cost estimating consultancy with huge clientage in North America, Australia, Africa, and the Caribbean. In the US, we have the experience of serving in all the states:

Florida, Massachusetts, New York, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Minnesota, Texas, Illinois,  Colorado, Arizona, Michigan, Missouri, Indiana, New Jersey, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Pennsylvania,  Alabama, Washington, California, Connecticut, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Virginia, Ohio, Oregon, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, Utah, Vermont.