March 06 2021 0Comment

Benefits of outsourcing construction estimating services

How much do estimators charge?
Estimates usually cost $150 to $1000, according to Angie’s List. This includes the consultation and a design that takes into account custom work, several plans and multiple revisions. Markup & Profit puts this range at $50 to $750. The price depends on location and your line of work.
Benefits of outsourcing construction estimating services
  • Professional estimating companies give you the assurance of high-quality services in terms of accurate material takeoffs, man-hours and labor costs.
  • An accurate estimate saves you from underquoting and over quoting on your bids.
Earn an education: Estimators are usually required to hold a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, civil engineering, construction science or another closely related field. Perform a search for open estimator positions in your area and determine the level of education generally required for the job.

Why Outsource Estimating?

Are you missing out on projects because you don’t have time to perform your construction takeoffs and finalize your estimates?

Many of our clients are working late trying to bid projects and create accurates estimates to win jobs.  It’s almost impossible to focus on projects during the day when there are distraction from the job site.

We specialize in working with Contractors and Developers.

Our team of seasoned estimators will digitally takeoff the quantities for your project and create your entire bid for you!

You’ll only need 15-20 minutes to review.

Our Construction Services Include:

  • Pre-Construction Estimating and Consulting
  • Conceptual Estimating
  • Schematic Estimating
  • Design Development Estimates
  • Quantity Surveys
  • Budget Preparation
  • Quantity Takeoffs
  • Full Cost Estimates

While we have grown, we remain very customer focused and specifically tailor our services to the customer’s needs and budget.  We have some clients that use us as their estimating department on a ongoing basis, while others just use Realestimateservice.com to perform limited quantity surveys and takeoffs from time to time.

It is very important that bills of materials are prepared according to a standard, widely recognized methodology. This helps avoid any ambiguities or misunderstandings and so helps avoid disputes arising through different interpretations of what has been priced. Bills of materials can be prepared elementally or in works packages, by a process of ‘taking off’ which involves identifying elements of construction works that can be measured and priced.

The Importance and the major usages of Bill of Materials (BOM) in construction cost estimation:

 – Gives a premise to the valuation of variation.

–  Provides the basic idea of the project by giving the quantities to tenderers.

 – Helps in engaging other contractors and finalize their rates.

 – Defines the extent of the work.

 – Gives evaluated or expected contract value.

In construction estimating, bills of quantities are normally only prepared on larger projects. On smaller projects, or for alteration work the contractor can be expected to measure their own quantities from drawings and schedules of work. Schedules of work are ‘without quantities’ instructional lists that allow the contractor to identify significant work and materials that will be needed to complete the works and to calculate the quantities that will be required. The cost estimating services goes through four phases including preliminary, conceptual, schematic and detailed estimation services. In the case of the construction activities, detailed estimation is the ideal way of Estimating construction costs. It is necessary to calculate the estimate of the cost used on the materials. Our cost estimators keep an account of the estimate of the various types of material, its size, and various other features. The production of various processes carried out is also taken into account. Hence the final cost estimate prepared shall include even the minute expenses on every aspect.

 

​You may face a hard time during the process of tendering because every contractor has limited time to prepare and submit it before the closure. Our Construction Takeoff Servicestakeoff estimating services took the pain of all of your take-off work and always try to save your money. After getting outsource estimating services your staff can focus more on other essential works like tendering activities. Our cost estimating service consists of the main basic four phases which are preliminary, conceptual, schematic, and accurate estimation. So, pick your phone and ring now to get unbeatable estimating services, we are always ready to serve you.

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