Posted: October 30, 2017 | Estimating
Estimators should note that properly reviewing and assessing the risks embedded in the terms of a prospective contract are just as important, if not more so, than the performance of an accurate scope of work takeoff and competitive/reasonable pricing of that work.
Posted: August 11, 2017 | Estimating
A big part of the estimating process is mentally building the project multiple times before the project even breaks ground. You must begin with a thorough understanding (and visualization) of the project’s scope of work.
Posted: July 19, 2016 | Estimating
To understand how a green design might affect your construction estimate, there are a few basic principles you should understand.
Posted: July 14, 2016 | Estimating
The vast majority of construction professionals strive to produce a project that they can all be proud of once it is completed. The reality is, “There is no such thing as a perfect set of plans,” and likewise, “There is no such thing as perfect execution of a perfect set of plans.” So, when imperfection rears its ugly head, what happens?
Posted: July 7, 2016 | Estimating
What can we discern as possible best practices in a construction estimating spreadsheet? Let’s look at the use of multiple sheet “tabs” in an Excel estimate for organizational purposes.