Joel Norman (Georgiou)

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We spoke to JOEL NORMan, CHIEF ESTIMATOR AT GEORGIOU… “I started using Expert Estimation in 2002 when I commenced work with Macmahons. I believe they were using an alternate estimating package that was DOS-based and they had just introduced Expert Estimation when I started which was a Windows-based package. Previous to this I had only […]

Expert Estimation: Genesis and Beyond

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GLEN’S SOAPBOX – A history of Expert Estimation It’s been thirty years since the first Expert Estimation licence was sold. From a DOS-based product to the wild west of Windows and the internet, the software has come a long way. But in 2010 we recognised that a new iteration was needed – but it had […]

Celebrating 30 Years of Expert Estimation: Pronamics Website

WHY PRONAMICS? Pronamics specialises in accurate, customisable construction estimating and project management software. While many of our clients are construction (civil, commercial, heavy, infrastructure) and mining industry specialists, the application for great estimating software ranges far beyond, into: aviation rail manufacturing earthworks and landscaping road, water and sewer electrical piping defense renewable energy facilities management […]

Pronamics: More Done, More Fun

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In 2006, Pronamics moved out of our home office. After several years and despite the Global Financial Crisis, Pronamics planned for a more stable future and purchased an office at Brendale in 2010, which is our current home. Pronamics now has over a dozen core staff and is located at Brendale, on Brisbane’s northside. The […]

Paul Goostrey (Ertech)

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We spoke to Paul Goostrey, GENERAL MANAGER AT ERTECH… “I started using Expert Estimation properly in 2001 – I’d just moved to Ertech and needed to setup an estimating system quickly. I think my first tender closed around 10 days after starting to use the software – hence how easy it was to set up […]

Pronamics Launched: 2001

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In 2001, Pronamics was launched as a company! Expert Estimation was rewritten in Visual Object instead of DOS, and young Ben Townsley started working for the company. The name Pronamics comes from merging the words “project” and “dynamic”. If you consider that dynamic is a “process or system characterized by constant change, activity, or progress” […]

Expert Estimation: the Advent of Windows

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GLEN’S SOAPBOX – A history of Expert Estimation It’s the thirtieth anniversary of Expert Estimation this year, and it’s made me reflect on the history of the product. As I mentioned last week the first version of the software was similar in structure to all other DOS based programs, but freed them to roam the […]

Glenn Fordham (TRN Group)

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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

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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

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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 […]