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How To Do a Construction Takeoff

By ProEst | August 28, 2018

A construction takeoff is an integral part of the construction cost estimation process. Construction takeoffs help accurately assess the total costs for a project by providing a comprehensive list of materials and their associated costs. Construction takeoffs are necessary for nearly all construction projects, from relatively simple renovations to large-scale projects. Construction takeoffs can also…

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What is Construction Takeoff Software?

By ProEst | August 28, 2018

An essential part of producing a detailed cost estimate for a construction project involves determining total material costs. A construction material takeoff is used by the estimator or contractor to understand what materials they need for a project and how much those materials will cost. Producing a construction takeoff by hand is a time-consuming process…

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Warehouse Construction Costs

By ProEst | August 6, 2018

Warehouse construction costs some together with a variety of factors, including the purpose of the warehouse, access to logistics infrastructure, and a ready labor supply, to determine the financial viability of the investment. Warehouse construction costs themselves are crucial to understand and quantify accurately in order to generate an appreciable return on investment for builders.…

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Power Plant Construction Costs

By ProEst | August 6, 2018

Power plants are a key component of our critical infrastructure but must remain profitable for investors in order to continue operations. A fundamental factor affecting the profitability of power plants is the total construction cost to bring the facility online. Just as power plants themselves are complex facilities, power plant construction costs are inherently complex.…

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Hotel Construction Costs

By ProEst | August 6, 2018

Investment in new hotel construction and renovations has continued to rise over recent years. Alongside the continuing growth of hotel investment and development, there has been a steady rise in construction costs across all sectors in the United States. In this article, we’ll explore some of the factors contributing to rising construction costs in the…

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Hospital Construction Costs

By ProEst | August 6, 2018

Hospital construction costs continue to rise every year, alongside demand for increasingly complex designs and projects. Determining hospital construction costs can be a vexingly complex topic that is influenced by a number of factors ranging from budget considerations to desired patient health outcomes. In this article, we’ll dive into some of the complexity surrounding hospital…

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What is RSMeans?

By ProEst | August 6, 2018

We’ve all heard the stories of construction projects, both large and small, running wildly over budget. Avoiding situations where construction projects have massive cost overages and inaccurate completion times is an essential function of today’s construction cost estimators. One of the most crucial tools in a construction cost estimators toolbox is RSMeans data. Despite being…

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What Is A Commercial Construction Cost Estimator?

By ProEst | July 7, 2018

Providing an accurate forecast for upcoming project expenditures is crucial to the survival of any business or organization considering future construction. Cost estimators develop the cost information that business owners, managers, professional design team members, and construction contractors require to make budgetary and feasibility determinations. From an owner’s perspective, a cost estimate may be used…

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