As the monetary cornerstones of contract pricing agreements, accurate construction bid estimates are often the lynchpin of a project’s success. As such, CMI provides value engineering consulting services. Whether you seek value-added construction estimates for your current project, you need assistance selecting between multiple bid packages or you simply desire validation of a selected bid before entering into contract, CMI’s professionals have the experience to help you make the right decision.
Developing accurate construction bid estimates requires a comprehensive understanding of project costs and factors that impact project costs, along with knowledge of the estimating process. In the end, our estimating team addresses three primary concerns:
How many? (quantities)
How much? (pricing)
How long? (productivity)
With our methodical, yet practical approach CMI’s construction bid estimates include quantity take-offs to answer ‘how many’, market-factored pricing to answer ‘how much’, and scheduling services to answer ‘how long’. In addition, our estimating expertise qualifies us to evaluate and analyze submitted bids for possible errors or shortcomings. Regardless of your estimating needs, CMI has the services to hold the lynchpin in place.
CMI’s services that may assist in the development of your value engineering efforts include:
Pre-construction planning and coordination
Construction cost management
Construction cost estimating
Material escalation analysis
Risk management techniques
Risk management assessments
Whether you are an owner, program manager, contractor, architect or construction manager, CMI’s consultants are equipped to supplement your team’s expertise with additional insight to ensure your project’s success. Regardless of the stage of your project, CMI’s value engineering services can assist with conceptual budgets, preliminary estimates, quantity take-offs, bid estimates or contract pricing.
In our continual effort to provide the most accurate cost estimating services, CMI utilizes the most cutting edge software and indexes, including:
- RS Means™
- Project 4d™
- Microsoft Excel™