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The Importance of Construction Estimating
There is no element in estimating which does not include a touch of judgement. Just as in a court of law --- judgement is based on facts and expert testimony. Estimating should always be placed in the hands of an experienced, objective professional.
For the large firm, the estimator may be a partner or an employee -- even, one of several, on a team of estimators. The firm relies on an estimator to provide all the information to determine if a particualar project is suitable to bid on.
The best estimator must be well versed in "customs of the trades". This is the particular knowledge of what each of the several trades is capable of performing. This knowledge is what a builder needs, to determine whether he uses his own employees or relies on subcontractors. The difference, again, is in cost and profit.
The construction firm that has the best estimate has control of its costs -- going into a project.
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