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Solving the Construction Estimating Puzzle: How to Estimate Thoroughly and Accurately for Every Project

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Solving the Construction Estimating Puzzle: How to Estimate Thoroughly and Accurately for Every Project


July 16, 2019

Creating a construction cost estimate can be quite a puzzle. As with puzzle mastery, there are proven methods an estimator can follow to put all the pieces together efficiently. This guide from Gordian offers instructions and advice for completing the construction estimating puzzle faster and more accurately. The eBook includes best practices for a range of preconstruction activities, from examining project plans to completing the quantity takeoff to applying construction costs.

You'll discover:

  • What to do to be successful before adding a single material or cost to the estimate
  • Best practices for completing a quantity takeoff
  • Where to find reliable construction costs and how to organize them in an estimate

Tips and tricks for estimating by hand, in Excel and with RSMeans

 

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