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ASPE’s Estimating Academy e-learning courses

ASPE’s Estimating Academy e-learning courses

Posted: December 17, 2021 | Tradewinds, Estimating

Sign up for ASPE's Estimating Academy e-learning courses in 2022!

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Global Quantification: Connecting Preconstruction Data

Global Quantification: Connecting Preconstruction Data

Posted: December 10, 2021 | Estimating

What is global quantification? Quickly adding quantities to an estimate through a variety of ways, as well as pinpointing where those quantities come from, and doing so early and in one platform. Clear as mud? Let’s break down what global quantification actually is, why it is important in preconstruction, and how it helps construction companies.

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Three Ways to Estimate through Material Cost Surges

Three Ways to Estimate through Material Cost Surges

Posted: July 23, 2021 | Tradewinds, Estimating

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.

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Eight Top Estimating Tips

Eight Top Estimating Tips

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.

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Price Escalation, Spikes, and Shortages

Price Escalation, Spikes, and Shortages

Posted: July 2, 2021 | Estimating, Project Management

Owners, constructors, trade contractors and suppliers alike should consider price escalation/de-escalation clauses in these uncertain times.

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