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Project History Cheat Sheet

Posted by Nick Papadopoulos on Jan 17, 2017 11:49:00 AM

Everyone has individual cheat sheets. They’re usually  Microsoft Excel workbooks that  are updated  every so often . Estimators create cheat sheets because either  there isn’t  a central database,  or there isn’t  one that they trust . In this case, I’m  referring to a cheat sheet of historical project costs.
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Topics: Cost Estimator, Nick Papadopoulos, benchmarking, Project History, Eos Group, Estimating, Cortex Project History

2017–A Big Year for Benchmarking

Posted by Nick Papadopoulos on Dec 28, 2016 2:16:15 PM

 

2017 will be a big year for our team.

We’ve been working hard for quite some time on a new benchmarking solution. While we’re still in the sausage-making process, the light at the end of the tunnel is looking bright and I can’t wait to show you what we’ve come up with.

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Topics: Cost Estimator, Nick Papadopoulos, benchmarking, Eos Group

When Technology Surprises the Technologist

Posted by Nick Papadopoulos on Dec 6, 2016 10:07:00 AM

 
I want to share a story about a system evaluation that surprised me. System evaluations don’t usually work out this well, but this one warrants sharing.
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Topics: Cost Estimator, Eos High Voltage Knowledgebase, Sage Estimating, Sage Timberline, Cost Estimating Solution, Cost Estimating, Eos Group, Estimating Software, Sage CRE, Sage 300, Sage Construction and Real Estate, Estimating, Discovery Workshop, High Voltage Knowledgebase, Substations, Transmission Lines

2D + 3D + Sage Estimating = 5D BIM

Posted by Sage Estimating on Sep 27, 2016 10:10:00 AM

We've all been waiting for an intuitive solution that complements VDC teams and estimators rather than forcing a process to fit technology. After the success of eTakeoff's Bridge and proving that a system can learn from mapping efforts between a digital plan and Sage Estimating, the promise of Bridge and Navisworks is holding true. It looks like Autodesk QTO users have something to cheer about.
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Topics: Cost Estimator, Sage Estimating, Sage Timberline, Cost Estimating Solution, Cost Estimating, Eos Group, Estimating Software, Sage CRE, Sage 300, BIM Integration, 5D BIM, Autodesk, eTakeoff, Sage Construction and Real Estate, BIM, eTakeoff Bridge, Estimating

Transforming Historical Project Data Into Useful Information

Posted by Nick Papadopoulos on Sep 14, 2016 11:32:00 AM

We’re often asked  to help prospects make the business case for investing in a project history system to capture historical cost data. For those of us with religion, the reasons  seem obvious. Others, however, need to be convinced.
 
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Topics: Cost Engineering, Project Controls, Cost Estimator, Nick Papadopoulos, benchmarking, AACEI, Project History, Cost Estimating Solution, Cost Estimating, Eos Group, Estimating Software, AACE, Conquest Consulting Group, CCG

Sage Special: MC2/U.S. Cost Software Users

Posted by David Hough on Aug 25, 2016 11:30:00 AM

 

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Topics: Cost Estimator, benchmarking, Sage Estimating, Sage Timberline, Cost Estimating, Eos Group, Sage CRE, Sage 300, Sage Construction and Real Estate

Do the Math: BIM + Estimating = ?

Posted by David Hough on Jul 26, 2016 12:21:57 PM

 

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Topics: Cost Estimator, benchmarking, Cost Estimating, David Hough, Eos Group, BIM Integration, BIM

AACEI 2016 Annual Conference

Posted by Nick Papadopoulos on Jul 12, 2016 11:00:00 AM

This year’s conference was held at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in Toronto, Canada. Once again, the AACEI staff put on a great conference in a great venue in a great city. For those that haven’t spent time in Toronto (especially in the summer), I highly recommend you find some time to enjoy the city.

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Topics: Cost Engineering, Project Controls, Cost Estimator, Cost Management, Cleopatra Enterprise, Cost Engineering Consultancy, Nick Papadopoulos, AACEI, Cleopatra Total Cost Management, Project History, Cost Estimating Solution, Cost Estimating, Eos Group, Estimating Software, Total Cost Management, AACE

How to Create an Electrical Substation Estimate in Five Minutes or Less

Posted by Nick Papadopoulos on Jul 5, 2016 11:30:00 AM

The need for accurate preliminary estimates is never more apparent than in the electric power industry. Projects such as new substations are constantly being considered for capital expense and budgeting. Studies that include cost impact analysis are also important to continually improve the performance and reliability of the electrical grid.

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Topics: Nick Papadopoulos, Eos High Voltage Knowledgebase, Sage Estimating, Eos Group, Estimating Software

Benchmarks for Spaceships

Posted by Tony Colburn on Jun 21, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Aerospace contractors, private spaceflight companies, and NASA all maintain libraries of history and benchmarks for their spacecraft and equipment. They use this data to justify and validate current project costs or compare past projects (or elements within projects). However, with the exponential technology advancement curve they undoubtedly operate under, I can imagine how hard it is to keep this data current, much less collect and calibrate the volume of data necessary to achieve a meaningful analysis.

Without a doubt, this is true for engineering, architectural, and contracting firms building Spaceship Apple, the technology giant’s new corporate headquarters targeted for completion at the end 2016.

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Topics: Cost Estimator, benchmarking, Project History, Eos Group

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