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Improving the accuracy of early cost estimates for federal construction projects

Improving the accuracy of early cost estimates for federal construction projects

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Published by National Academy Press in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.,
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Building -- Estimates -- United States.,
    • Public buildings -- United States -- Design and construction.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 43-44).

      StatementCommittee on Budget Estimating Techniques, Building Research Board, Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems, National Research Council.
      ContributionsNational Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Budget Estimating Techniques.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsTH435 .I356 1990
      The Physical Object
      Paginationix, 44 p. ;
      Number of Pages44
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1289740M
      LC Control Number92150070

      If you need cost estimating for the federal construction market then you have found the a great resource to assist you. Merolla Construction Services provides Cost Estimates for all phases of the project. We can provide SD, DD, and CD Estimates to help you budget your project as the design progresses. This book helps you know how to calculate cost estimates. It also shows you the quantity take-off (Quantity Surveying) Methods needed for various aspects of construction (Earthworks, Concrete, Steel, Masonry etc) As you know estimating is a key part in project planning, especially coming up with cost/ time estimates for the work by:

        A forecast is your best estimate based on actual spending to date and other factors as to how much you would be spending for the remaining period or how much it would be at the end of a project, whereas Budget is the allocated funds or estimated f. Factors influencing the accuracy of pre-contract stage estimation of final contract price in New Zealand. International Journal of Construction Supply Chain Management Vol. 4, No. 2 (pp. 5 1 -6 4). DOI: /ijcscm -5 1 -6 4 53 scheduling. This study identified design changes as the lowest influential factor on the cost of construction.

      Accuracy of FEL 2 Estimates in Process Plants Melissa C. Matthews Abstract—Estimators use a variety of practices to determine the cost of capital projects at the end of the select stage when only a small portion of engineering is complete. The expected accuracy of these conceptual estimates is usually quoted at plus or minus 30 percent. However. body of knowledge in the area of pre-tender cost estimates forecasting. The study can as well form a baseline for further studies. Previous Studies on the Accuracy of Pre-tender Cost Estimates. Issues relating to the accuracy of pretender cost estimates have blessed construction - management literature over the decades. Odusami and Onukwube File Size: KB.


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