Malcolm Bell

Mal Bell witnessed the very birth of Expert Estimation… In late 1980s, Mal worked with Glen Townsley and did his best to break the new software in his spare time. Even after Glen moved on, Mal used the software to cross-check estimates done on other programs, providing feedback to Glen in order to fix bugs […]

Expert Estimation: the Early Days

GLEN’S SOAPBOX – A history of Expert Estimation It’s been a while since I’ve reminisced on the origins of Expert Estimation, but it’s coming up to the thirtieth anniversary this November, so it’s made me reflect on how far we’ve come. When I started in an estimating department, all estimates were paper-based. That’s right, we […]

Industry Feature: Austral

Big ships and big ports require big work from Austral. The Webb Dock Port Capacity Project required enormous cranes and steel pilings to upgrade and expand this part of the Port of Melbourne. This impressive scale can be clearly seen in Austral Construction’s video on their 2016 project. Austral is an industry leader in civil, […]

4 Factors of a Winning Tender. Your Competitors Don’t Want You to Read This!

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WHAT’S BETTER THAN A WELL-PRESENTED, ACCURATE TENDER? A well-presented, accurate, WINNING TENDER! Your competitors are chomping at the bit to get ahead in this industry: they’re ready to try anything to win tenders. You can have the unique upper hand – read on to find out how! 1. Presentation is key Gone are the days […]

Industry Feature: Moits

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Moits knows how to dig deep. When Moits helped to build the NewLife Serviced Apartments in the salubrious suburb of Bondi Junction, the foundations needed to be deep, but the block was confined. The answer? A long-reach arm attachment excavating from a suspended platform, the footage of which can be seen in this cool video. […]

Pricing, Estimating, And Success

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GLEN’S SOAPBOX – Pricing, Estimating, And Success – Revisited Recently we came across this article from 2004. We put it to Glen Townsley, Pronamics founder and the original developer for Expert Estimation and Expert Project, to see if he agreed with this advice around pricing and estimating from 16 years ago. Pronamics: Glen, the author […]

Industry Feature: Bielby

Australia’s longest bridge – brought to you by Bielby. The Houghton Highway is close to the hearts of many Pronamics employees, as a number of staff use it to commute, or visit Redcliffe on the weekends. Bielby managed the demolition of the old Hornibrook Bridge, as well as the design and construction of the Integrated […]

5 Ways Cost Estimation Automation Is So Important & Why You Need It

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Don’t underestimate the power of automated cost estimating Estimators know repetitive data entry is frustrating and unnecessary. It wastes valuable time, which costs money. This is particularly true if you are building estimates from scratch but they are almost the same as ones that came before them. How good would it be if your estimating […]