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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

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

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

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

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