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An estimator is a professional who is responsible for estimating the cost and time required to complete a project. Their role is critical in the planning and execution of construction projects, as accurate cost and time estimates help ensure that projects are completed within budget and on schedule.
Here are some of the key roles and responsibilities of an estimator:
Analyzing project requirements: Estimators work with architects, engineers, and other stakeholders to analyze project requirements and determine the scope of work.
Reviewing project specifications: Estimators review project specifications and drawings to understand the materials, labor, and equipment needed for the project.
Creating estimates: Estimators use specialized software and tools to create detailed cost estimates that include materials, labor, equipment, and other project expenses.
Presenting estimates: Estimators present their estimates to project managers and other stakeholders, explaining their methodology and assumptions, and identifying areas of uncertainty.
Tracking costs: Estimators track costs throughout the project, monitoring actual expenses against estimated costs, and making adjustments as needed.
Participating in project planning: Estimators often participate in project planning meetings to provide input on cost and time considerations, helping to ensure that the project is feasible and realistic.
In summary, an estimator plays a critical role in construction projects by providing accurate cost and time estimates that help ensure that projects are completed within budget and on schedule.
A commercial construction estimator is responsible for estimating the cost of materials, labor, and other expenses that are required for the construction of commercial buildings. This includes office buildings, shopping centers, hospitals, hotels, and other large-scale commercial projects.
The primary role of a commercial construction estimator is to provide accurate cost estimates that enable project managers, contractors, and other stakeholders to make informed decisions about the feasibility and profitability of a project. This involves a thorough understanding of the construction industry, as well as knowledge of the specific materials and techniques that are required for each project.
To create a cost estimate, a commercial construction estimator typically reviews the project plans and specifications, and then breaks down the work into individual components, such as excavation, foundation work, framing, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and finishes. They then estimate the cost of each component based on a variety of factors, such as the cost of materials, the cost of labor, and the cost of equipment.
Commercial construction estimators may also be responsible for developing and maintaining a database of cost information, including historical cost data for similar projects, and updating this information as necessary to ensure that their estimates remain accurate over time.
Overall, the role of a commercial construction estimator is critical to the success of large-scale commercial projects, as it helps ensure that project budgets are accurate and realistic, and that projects are completed on time and within budget.
The process of estimating in the construction industry typically involves several steps to determine the approximate cost, time, and resources required for a construction project. Here are the general steps involved in the construction estimation process:
Define the project scope: The first step is to define the scope of the project, including the objectives, deliverables, timelines, and budget constraints.
Review project plans and documents: Review the project plans and documents, including drawings, specifications, and other documents related to the project.
Identify quantities: Identify the quantities of materials, equipment, and labor required for each phase of the project.
Price materials and equipment: Obtain pricing for materials and equipment from suppliers, taking into account any discounts, taxes, or shipping costs.
Estimate labor costs: Estimate the labor costs required for each phase of the project, taking into account the number of workers, their hourly rates, and any other factors that may impact the cost.
Calculate indirect costs: Calculate indirect costs, such as insurance, permits, and other expenses that may be required.
Add contingency: Add contingency to the estimate to account for unforeseen circumstances or changes in project scope.
Revise the estimate: Revise the estimate based on feedback from stakeholders, changes in project scope, or any other factors that may impact the estimate.
Present the estimate: Present the estimate to stakeholders or clients, providing a detailed breakdown of costs, timelines, and resources required.
Finalize the estimate: Once the estimate is finalized, it becomes the basis for project planning, budgeting, and resource allocation.
Effective estimation is critical to ensuring that a construction project is completed on time, within budget, and to the satisfaction of stakeholders. It requires careful planning, accurate data analysis, and ongoing communication with the project team and stakeholders.
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Our estimators are at your service. Send us your project plans and we’ll give you a turn around time and a price for completing of the project. One estimator will dedicate their time to your estimate. There are no short cuts. Personalized management documents, including material order schedules and build programs, are also included in your pack
HOW IT WORKS
Its easy simply as a email you upload the plans and any other relevant project documents to us.
WHAT IS REQUIRED
- Existing and proposed floor plans
- Existing and proposed elevation drawings
- Any other project information
All drawings should be sent as Adobe pdf files be to a recognized metric scale, for example: 1:50 or 1:200.
Contact info: 561.530.2845
When we get your plans we will provide you with a priced for producing your estimate .
We will also send;
- List of any questions related to the project to ensure we provide a detailed and accurate estimate.
- A request for what profit margin you require applying to the estimate
- A request for any company branding so we can apply it to your estimate, enabling you to send it directly to the client upon receipt.
Upon acceptance of the quote, we will send across our invoice including all company information and payment details.
METHODS OF PAYMENT
We accept the following methods of payment
- BACS / Bank transfer to details provided on the invoice.
- Paypal to our company paypal account.
- Credit or Debit Card
- Bank cheque
Turnaround: Small jobs 1-2 days, larger jobs max 3-4 days, your estimate report will be e mailed back to you.
WHAT YOU RECEIVE
You will receive the following information;
- Detailed Estimate in PDF Format / Excel if required
- Labor Rate breakdown summary.
- Preliminaries Summary Included
- A list of provisional sum items and estimate qualifications
* This is based on standard non bespoke projects and estimates may be returned after the time estimate.
CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATOR, MATERIAL TAKEOFFS & CONSULTING
We have a team of experts specialized in material takeoffs, and consulting services, we are committed to helping our clients achieve their project goals. Our team of experts is highly specialized in all areas of construction, from bidding and budget planning to design estimates and more.
We understand that every project is unique, which is why we take a personalized approach to each project we work on. Our team has a wealth of experience in the industry, and we have worked with a wide range of clients, including general contractors, architects, property owners, lenders, fabricators, subcontractors, engineers, firms, vendors, and others.
We take pride in our ability to provide our clients with accurate and reliable information, direction, and recommendations to help them make informed decisions about their projects. Our team uses the latest software and tools to ensure that our estimates and takeoffs are accurate and reliable, and we work closely with our clients throughout the project to ensure that our services meet their specific needs.
We are committed to excellence in everything we do, and we have a prominent portfolio of successful projects that showcase our expertise in the industry. Our goal is to provide our clients with the highest quality services at a reasonable price, and we are confident that we can help you achieve your project goals.
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Construction Estimates for General Contractors & Subcontractors
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Design Estimate for Architects & Designers
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Preliminary Estimate and Construction Document Estimate for Developers
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Consultation & Bid Filing
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