How to Learn Construction Project Estimating

Construction Project

In the fields of architecture and civil engineering, Construction is a process that consists of the Construction of a building or assembling of infrastructure. Far from being a solitary activity, large scale construction is a triumph of human multitasking. Normally, the project is managed by a project manager, and supervised by a construction manager, design engineer, building developer or project engineer.
For the successful execution of a project, effective planning is essential. Those involved with the design and implementation of the infrastructure in question must evaluate the environmental impact of the job, the successful scheduling, budgeting, construction site safety, availability of construction materials, logistics, inconvenience to the public caused by construction delays and bidding, etc.

Types of construction projects
In general, there are four types of construction:
Residential Building construction
Industrial construction
Commercial Building construction
Heavy Civil construction
Each type of construction project requires a unique team to plan, design, construct and maintain the project.

Procurement describes the merging of activities undertaken by the client to obtain a building. There are many different methods of construction procurement; however the three most common types of procurement are:
Traditional (Design-bid-build)
Design and build

This is the most common method of construction procurement and is well established and recognized. In this arrangement, the architect or engineer acts as the project coordinator. His or her role is to design the works, prepare the specifications and produce construction drawings, administer the contract, tender the works, and manage the works from inception to completion. There are direct contractual links between the architect's client and the main contractor. Any subcontractor will have a direct contractual relationship with the main contractor.

Design and build
This approach has become more common in recent years and involves the client contracting a single entity to both provide a design and to build that design. In some cases, the Design and Build (D & B) package can also include finding the site, arranging funding and applying for all necessary statutory consents.
The owner produces a list of requirements for a project, giving an overall view of the project's goals. Several D&B contractors present different ideas about how to accomplish these goals. The owner selects the ideas he or she likes best and hires the appropriate contractor.
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A preparation of an optimal Construction bids is the most critical step for execute an Engineering Project. Here, we will discuss, how to make- step by step-Construction bid
* If we make mistakes at the preparation of bids on Construction Project and tender have an extremely low price, be able produce the collapse of  Construction Firm and/ or loss of the Customer

 *  At else, if we make mistakes at the preparation of a bid on Construction Project and we presenting a price too high, we can make a reduction in the business relationship with client

the conclusion is that we need review the proposal exhaustively

The staff that will make offer on Construction Project must include the issue skill

*  Experience in implementation of Buildings and Reforms Buildings -and /or Construction of Works Turnkey

*  They must have connections with business and financial management of his Company

With respect at the actions to do to make a proposal on Construction Project, it is recommended that:

* Is required see all details received in advance to Construction Project visit

*  We will reviewed during this visit all the aspects that will affect the performance of the resources that we will use in the Construction Project....For an example, :

- Availability of staff, infrastructure and types of entry at the vicinity of the future Construction
- Commitment of the Work with Plant in Service or if this Construction work will be executed in an isolated place
- Influence of Trade Unions in the Area
- Places for the location of infrastructure, materials and equipment
- Quality of an initial Engineering

- Features of Local weather

-Difficulty for accessing to Plant and times needed for prepares the act permits

So each preparation of a bid for Construction Project, will require analysis of these and other situations ... Hence, for this task, we will require workers with excellent analytical skills, with experience in the disciplines that we offer and hourly availability that this kind of work needs

STUDY AND EVALUATION OF OFFERS, we will post at the followings Blogs

Evaluation of the direct cost of a bid for Construction Project

Financial Cost

Service cost of Insurance

Overhead cost

Cost Engineering

Fast estimates Construction Costs



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