Estimate like an Expert

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what is an estimator and why would you want to be one? At its heart, estimating is simply calculating a budget for a task. This could be as basic as grocery shopping just before payday or finding a phone plan to suit your needs. It could be planning a wedding and juggling the costs associated […]

3 Rules for Best Practice Estimating

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Glen’s Soapbox – Best Practice Estimating Want to avoid the pitfalls talked about in Do You Make These Mistakes In Your Estimate? Follow these 3 rules to ensure you follow best practice no matter what you estimate. Best Practice Rule #1 – Break it down The most important thing to do when starting an estimate […]

5 Reasons Estimating is the Right Career for You

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GLEN’S SOAPBOX – ESTIMATING AS A CAREER In my article How to Mentor Younger Estimators, I talk about how many estimators enter the field via TAFE or university study. But what about before that? How do you know if all of that study is worth the investment? Or what if you’re thinking about transitioning from […]

How to Mentor Younger Estimators

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GLEN’S 20 CENTS – MENTORING ESTIMATORS A generation ago, many estimators entered the industry via cadetships. A mathematically-minded cadet might end up in the estimating department, where they would interpret drawings and get prices, often whilst studying several evenings a week. A few years in, they might be sent out to site for weeks at […]