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Estimating Services


The first and most important question to ask before investing the time and money required to develop a concept into a realised project is, ‘how much will it cost?’  Answering this incorrectly at conception will undoubtedly lead to cost overruns and time delays as the project progresses.  Core Construction Consultants specialises in construction and engineering cost estimating and our experienced consultants provide our clients with detailed quantity take offs and pricing from a construction project’s conception phase through to completion.

Developing accurate estimates requires a comprehensive understanding of project costs and factors that impact project costs, along with knowledge of the estimating process.  Through identification and analysis of the project’s scope, time, cost, quality and performance, Core CC develops an accurate assessment of how the construction process will unfold over the course of its duration.

Core CC maintains databases of current local, national and international construction and engineering cost figures comprising of labour, material and equipment costs.  Core CC is equipped to prepare estimates and/or verify proposed construction costs at any stage of the construction process.

Estimating services provided by Core CC include:

  • Feasibility studies
  • Life cycle costing
  • Tender document preparation
  • Quantity take offs
  • First principles estimating
  • Lump sum estimates
  • Schedules of rates estimates
  • Value engineering
  • Tender risk analysis
  • Fixed price estimates
  • Escalation analysis
  • Independent peer review
  • Parallel estimates
  • Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) estimating

In our continual effort to provide the most accurate cost estimating services, Core CC utilises the most cutting edge software and indices, including:

  • CCS Candy
  • Expert Estimation
  • Microsoft Excel