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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

Creating Class 2 Estimates

Posted by Tony Colburn on Jun 14, 2016 10:30:00 AM

 

Class 2 Estimates Using Your Project History, Total Cost Management, and Cleopatra Enterprise

This is the fourth and final post in a series demonstrating how Cleopatra Enterprise facilitates creating estimates of different levels of accuracy as defined by AACE International's classification supporting its Total Cost Management (TCM) framework.

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Topics: Cost Estimator, Cleopatra Enterprise, AACEI, Cleopatra Total Cost Management, Project History, Cost Estimating Solution, Cost Estimating, Eos Group, Estimating Software, Total Cost Management, TCM, AACE International, AACE

Estimating Technology for Construction 2016 Conference

Posted by Nick Papadopoulos on Jun 7, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Last week I attended the Estimating Technology for Construction 2016 conference in San Francisco, CA. This was the inaugural event, so I had no prior experience for gauging the attendance and speaker quality.

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Topics: Cost Estimator, Nick Papadopoulos, Sage Estimating, Sage Timberline, Cost Estimating, Sage CRE, Sage 300, AEC, AECO, Autodesk, VDC, eTakeoff, Sage Construction and Real Estate, BIM, Navisworks, eTakeoff Bridge

New Technology to Tackle 5D BIM Challenges

Posted by Walter Davis on May 31, 2016 10:30:00 AM


Virtual design and construction (VDC) practices today extend into all phases of the building life cycle—from design, through estimating and construction management, and onto building maintenance and demolition.  That flow involves many individuals of different work disciplines—architect, engineer, estimator, project manager and more—each with their own requirements.

To address the needs of these different disciplines, software developers over the years have become experts in specific software applications. While this has given each discipline the deep functionality they need, it has also resulted in software silos. Now, more than ever, there is a need to share information between disciplines and break down those silos through VDC technology.

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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, AEC, 5D BIM, Building Information Modeling, Sage Construction and Real Estate, BIM

Time to Take 5D BIM to the Next Level

Posted by Walter Davis on May 25, 2016 9:30:06 AM


Building information modeling (BIM) offers many benefits to the AEC industry. In my last post, "Three reasons why estimators are adopting BIM", I pinpointed specifically how 5D BIM can be used by estimators to provide valuable cost saving strategies and greater project cost predictability.

Yet BIM, in many ways, is still in its infancy when it comes to estimating. Estimators operating within a BIM-based environment today particularly are running into challenges with take-off and specifications.

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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, AEC, 5D BIM, Building Information Modeling, Sage Construction and Real Estate, BIM

Three Reasons Why Estimators are Adopting BIM

Posted by Walter Davis on May 17, 2016 11:00:00 AM


Estimators in today’s fast-paced, small-margin world have their work cut out for them. Buildings are much more complex, while expectations are higher than ever to quickly deliver the best cost-saving strategies.

As a result, estimating teams are turning to new technology to help them address these challenges. One such technology is 5D model-based cost estimating (also referred to as 5D BIM).

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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, AEC, 5D BIM, Building Information Modeling, Sage Construction and Real Estate, BIM