Accurate estimating begins with the understanding that every aspect of a project has a cost associated with it. That's why estimating involves listening to you, the owner, to understand your project goals, predicting costs by understanding market conditions, using supplier and subcontractor relationships for pricing and constructability, capturing cost history and communicating this information in a timely and meaningful way to the project team.
Our estimating department comprises professional estimators who specialize in one or more disciplines, including site, civil, architectural, structural, mechanical and electrical. At least one of our expert estimators cover virtually every aspect of a project.
Our estimators are diverse in experience and qualifications. We have licensed engineers, certified professional estimators by the American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE), and staff with previous experience working with general contractors and major mechanical and electrical subcontractors. We are experienced with numerous estimating programs and systems and can adapt these to meet the specific project needs.
Because we provide estimates to our traditional engineering-only clients and well as our design-build construction clients, we have developed an extensive database of cost information on a wide variety of domestic and foreign projects.
Our approach to estimating is to assign a lead estimator whose experience and leadership is a good fit for the team and project. The lead estimator is involved from project concept through construction completion and is supported by discipline-specific estimators as needed. A baseline estimate is established early, and updates occur as issues arise. We do not do this just at 30 percent, 60 percent and 90 percent drawing completion. This is the key to keeping the project within budget and on schedule.
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