Glenn Fordham (TRN Group)

We spoke to GLENN FORDHAM, GENERAL MANAGER AT TRN GROUP… “We first bought Expert Estimation in January 2001, looked at it for a few months before “taking the plunge” and did our first tender with it. It was worlds apart from handwritten notes/workings and MS Excel that we were using at the time. I remember […]

Phil Bird

We spoke to Phil Bird, one of the original users of Expert Estimation… Back in the late eighties, Phil started out as an estimator after being a Project Manager. Sitting next to Glen Townsley, he helped to beta test the software, finding typos as well as incorrect formulas, making it better with each iteration. As […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Benefits of Licence Subscription

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Control your costs even more with an Expert Estimation subscription. You’re a great estimator. Maybe you work as a consultant, completing tenders for various different companies throughout the year. You take pride in your work, and want the very best tools for it. You’re also very aware that some months of the year are busier […]

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 […]