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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

End of Maintenance Year 2020!

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IT’S 30 SEPTEMBER! What does that mean, you ask? Well, it means it is the LAST DAY of the 2020 Support and Maintenance Year. If you have an Expert Estimation or Expert Project licence, make sure you have contacted us to renew your Support and Maintenance so you can still have access to these amazing […]

Industry Experts look at Why Construction Projects Fail

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Recently iSeekPlant wrote an article on 5 Reasons Construction Projects Fail They list: Underestimating the project Scope creep Issues with Productivity Failure to adequately plan for contingencies Communication Breakdowns We immediately saw how using Expert Estimation and Expert Project would help avoid these issues. For Issue No. 1 they talk about discipline, checking numbers and […]