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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: Eos Group, Estimating Software, Nick Papadopoulos, Cost Estimating, Cost Estimator, Cost Engineering, Cost Estimating Solution, Project History, Project Controls, AACE, AACEI, benchmarking

When Estimating Worlds Collide… In a Good Way

Posted by Tony Colburn on Apr 25, 2017 11:17:47 AM

The owner develops an estimate. The engineer develops an estimate. While both are right, they’re rarely close and often worlds apart.

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Topics: Eos Group, Cost Estimator, Eos High Voltage Knowledgebase, High Voltage Knowledgebase, Sage Estimating, Estimating, Sage Timberline, EPC, Cost Engineering, Cost Engineer

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: Eos Group, Estimating Software, Nick Papadopoulos, Cost Estimating, Cost Estimator, Cost Engineering, Cost Estimating Solution, Project History, Project Controls, AACE, AACEI, benchmarking, CCG, Conquest Consulting Group

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

Thoughts from the 2016 Western Winter Workshop

Posted by Nick Papadopoulos on Mar 15, 2016 8:30:00 AM

I had the pleasure of attending the 2016 Western Winter Workshop in Indian Wells, CA earlier this month. This year’s event was presented jointly by the AACEI San Francisco Bay Area and Southern California sections. It was my first event after many, many attempts to participate in prior workshops. Naturally, something always got in the way—work, family, vacations, etc.—but not this time.

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Topics: Cost Engineering, Cost Estimator, Cost Management, Cleopatra Enterprise, Cost Engineering Consultancy, AACEI, Cleopatra Total Cost Management, Project History, Cost Estimating Solution, Cost Estimating, Eos Group, Estimating Software, AACEI WWW, Total Cost Management, CEC

Cleopatra–Regression Analysis

Posted by Tony Colburn on Jul 21, 2015 10:52:22 AM

I want to follow up on Nick's blog post. This year's AACEI conference was a great success for both the AACEI and Eos Group. The most interesting aspect of the conference was the opportunity to connect with the community of cost estimators and engineers under one roof. We were also pleased with our new relationship with Cost Engineering Consultancy and Eos Group's North American representation of their Cleopatra Enterprise solutions.

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Topics: Cost Engineering, Cleopatra Enterprise, Cost Engineering Consultancy, AACEI, Cleopatra Total Cost Management, Primavera Ingetrator, regression analyss, Eos Primavera

AACE International Conference Recap

Posted by Nick Papadopoulos on Jul 8, 2015 11:23:00 AM

I just returned from another trip to Las Vegas (the fourth one in the last nine months) to attend the annual AACEI conference. This is the conference to attend if you're interested in cost engineering and total cost management. Attendance was high with close to 800 participants. While it's not unusual to meet clients and prospects focused on buildings and facilities, the conference is best suited to the non-building sector: energy, process, infrastructure, etc.

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Topics: Cost Engineering, Cost Estimator, CEC Event 2015, Nick Papadopoulos, benchmarking, AACEI, Cleopatra Total Cost Management, Infastructure, Eos Advisor, Process, Project History, Energy, Oil and Gas

Cleopatra Indexation

Posted by Gary Hills on Jun 2, 2015 10:31:19 AM

 

 

Cleopatra Enterprise includes an indexation feature to apply adjustments to pricing in your estimates. Typically, the costs in your knowledgebase are based on costs that were known at a specific point in time. We all know that costs change over time for various reasons. After you have gone through the trouble of obtaining and analyzing the unit costs for thousands of components, you don’t want to do it again anytime soon, do you? Thankfully, there are analysts and agencies who monitor and publish cost indexes so they can capture and report cost trends for various commodities. One such agency is the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). They publish online cost indexes for numerous commodities. The following image shows an index for steel pipe and tube.

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Topics: Cost Engineering, Cleopatra Enterprise, Cost Engineering Consultancy, Eos Piping KB, Indexation, BLS, Eos Piping Knowledgebase

Cost Engineering Event 2015

Posted by Niels Post on May 26, 2015 10:57:00 AM

After months of preparation, the Cost Engineering Event 2015 was held in the Netherlands on May 6-8. As the proud host of the event, Cost Engineering Consultancy reflects on a successful conference with interesting topics, great speakers, and a very positive atmosphere. With more than 200 cost engineering professionals from all over the world and from different industries attending, the conference provided great networking opportunities and a lot of stimulating discussions.

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Topics: Cost Engineering, Cost Estimator, CEC Event 2015

Cost Engineering Event 2015 Report

Posted by Nick Papadopoulos on May 19, 2015 9:00:00 AM

I just returned from a great trip to The Netherlands where I was a guest speaker at the Cost Engineering Event 2015. This bi-annual event has been going on for the last ten years and this was my first time attending. It’s a gathering of about 200-250 professionals from all over the world with the majority coming from Europe. This year’s event was focused on “closing the loop” with benchmarking being a dominant, recurring topic.

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Topics: Cost Engineering, Cost Estimator, CEC Event 2015, Nick Papadopoulos

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