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Benchmarking for Estimators: A Practical Perspective on Programs

Posted by Terry Morrison on Apr 17, 2018 11:24:00 AM

Programs pose a unique challenge for estimators hoping to capitalize on project history. Projects constructed as part of a group or program are often executed in fundamentally different ways than their stand-alone counterparts, which offers economies and efficiencies that do not exist for stand-alone projects.

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Topics: benchmarking, Project History, Cost Estimating Solution, Cost Estimating, Eos Group, Estimating Software, Estimating, Cortex Project History, Cost Engineer, Cortex, Benchmarking Solution, Project Analysis, Eos Cortex

Free Slew

Posted by Bret Bowser on Aug 23, 2017 2:13:13 PM

                          (credit:CBS)

Hong Kong is beginning to recover from Typhoon Hato this week. Many of us were fascinated by the video coverage of cranes swinging in 175+ km/h winds. It is amazing we didn't see more accidents like this one
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Topics: Cost Estimator, benchmarking, Project History, Eos Group, Estimating Software, Cortex Project History, Conceptual Estimating, Trend Analysis, Cortex, Benchmarking Solution, Project Analysis, Eos Cortex

Eos Group Announces Partnership with ICMS

Posted by Eos Group on Jul 25, 2017 12:59:00 PM

Slashing infrastructure investment risk, a new global coalition aims to transform construction cost system

The International Construction Measurement Standards (ICMS), a new high-level benchmarking and reporting framework for international cost classification, reporting, and comparison, was launched yesterday, July 24, 2017. ICMS aims to provide greater global consistency in classifying, defining, measuring, analyzing, and presenting construction costs at a project, regional, state, national, or international level.

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Topics: Cost Estimator, benchmarking, Project History, Cost Estimating Solution, Cost Estimating, Eos Group, Estimating Software, Cortex Project History, Conceptual Estimating, Trend Analysis, Cortex, ICMS, International Construction Measurement Standards, Construction

Does Your Project History Walk Out the Door?

Posted by Tony Colburn on Jul 18, 2017 10:29:00 AM

 

Perspectives from the AACE International Conference 2017 in Orlando

Every year, interest in capturing project cost history grows among the attendees at the annual AACE International conference. This year was no different.

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Topics: Cost Estimator, benchmarking, AACEI, Project History, Sage Estimating, Sage Timberline, Cost Estimating Solution, Cost Estimating, Eos Group, Estimating Software, AACE International, AACE, Cortex Project History, Conceptual Estimating, Trend Analysis, Cortex

AACEI 2017 Showcase

Posted by Eos Group on Jun 7, 2017 10:25:40 AM

It's that time of year again! The annual AACE International meeting kicks off on June 11 in Orlando, FL. Our own Nick Papadopoulos will be there presenting our new benchmarking solution, Cortex Project History, on Tuesday, June 13 at 9:30 am. 

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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

They Never Forget the First Number

Posted by Nick Papadopoulos on Apr 4, 2017 11:17:00 AM

Let’s face it. We are all biased. Bias stems from our past and our current environment. It influences our future. Bias shapes the way we feel, the way we think, and our behavior. It drives our decision-making process more than we care to admit.

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Topics: Cost Estimator, Nick Papadopoulos, benchmarking, Project History, Eos Group, Estimating, Cortex Project History

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

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

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