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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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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Today’s business world is all about data-driven decision making. That’s whyat Eos Group and Cost Engineering Consultancy, we advocate the importance of effective data management. Data is the blood flowing through the veins of organizations and projects. For your organization to get or stay in shape, you have to ensure that your data gets all the attention it needs. In this post, we provide three tips for improving the quality of your data.
Do you like to use factors in your estimates? Eos Group is often asked about how to apply factors in estimates. Estimating software may provide this capability directly or indirectly. For example, estimators frequently want to apply factors to labor hours to account for different working conditions. Using factors can reduce the number of items you need in your knowledgebase because the same item can be factored for use in different conditions. Cleopatra Enterprise has some great features for applying factors. In the following estimate, a factor of 1.27 is applied to labor hours for a pipeline spread.
At Cost Engineering Consultancy, we emphasize that cost estimating and project controls are integrated disciplines. However, in many organizations the estimators are still separated from the cost controls team and vice versa. Fortunately, we see a changing trend in how organizations deal with these two departments.