Costing a Construction Estimate: What You Need to Know

| September 4, 2019

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Budgetary estimates are often an overflowing well of frustration for building owners and their representatives. There are just so many ways a budget can go bad. Often, budgeting mistakes can be traced back to construction costs. Sometimes the costs themselves are out-of-date. Other times, user error is to blame, good data is misapplied. In either case, these early mistakes can ripple throughout the life of the project. But the situation is far from hopeless.

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Arabian International Co. for Steel Structures (AIC) is a leading designer, fabricator and erector of structural steel and towers. We are committed to delivering world class structural steel work solutions to the region across a wide range of sectors. Incorporated in 1994, AIC has been serving the needs of the Oil and Gas, Refining, Petrochemical, Power, Smelting, Steel, Industrial, Desalination and Commercial and Retail projects.

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New partnership to develop the engineers of the future

Article | April 9, 2020

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Arabian International Company AIC

Arabian International Co. for Steel Structures (AIC) is a leading designer, fabricator and erector of structural steel and towers. We are committed to delivering world class structural steel work solutions to the region across a wide range of sectors. Incorporated in 1994, AIC has been serving the needs of the Oil and Gas, Refining, Petrochemical, Power, Smelting, Steel, Industrial, Desalination and Commercial and Retail projects.

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