Our estimating is fully computerized. We perform a quantitative estimate based on plans and specifications furnished by the project architect. We separately take off and price work we typically perform with our own forces and solicit competitive bids from subcontractors for work we do not perform ourselves.
The accuracy of our pricing is obviously dependent upon the level of completeness of the bid documents; however, we have extensive experience in pricing projects from schematic design with an outline spec with a fairly high degree of accuracy. In these situations, we are able to draw on our own expertise in building design and development and work with knowledgeable design/build systems subcontractors to compile a more accurate estimate. We will make assumptions where necessary and explain these in our estimate.