Unless you have been estimating from under a rock this year, you know that material costs have skyrocketed in 2021. So much so that some projects have delayed starts, and others are getting creative in finding the supplies needed to keep the project schedule on track.
Posted: July 8, 2021 | Estimating
Compiling accurate construction estimates requires specifics and precision. A good estimator is valuable to any construction organization, and can command a high salary. However, tight schedules and deadlines can make the job more prone to errors, and mistakes in estimating are usually costly. Estimating requires precision under pressure.
Owners, constructors, trade contractors and suppliers alike should consider price escalation/de-escalation clauses in these uncertain times.
Posted: July 2, 2021 | Estimating
It’s a fact: Estimators who invest the extra time tabulating and leveling their bids save time and money in the long run by catching scope discrepancies before awarding contracts. Scope discrepancies and gray areas during the bidding process can lead to construction delays and change order nightmares during construction.
The American Society of Professional Estimators is planning a three-day event, August 25th through 28th, 2021, in San Antonio, Texas, designed to hone your estimating skills and enable you to construct more accurate estimates. This event allows you to attend in person or remotely.