I created this blog to share what I’ve learned as a construction estimator. Most of what I’ll be writing is directed towards bidding on construction projects. However I hope to provide insights into how the construction market works which should prove helpful to anyone in the building industry.
We’ve all had a project that didn’t go according to plan and in many cases something unexpected is to blame. I’ll cover ways to seek out the unexpected, get comfortable with uncertainty and control risk.
My intention is to get beyond “bean counting” and focus on the leadership, judgment, and ethics of a successful estimator. I’ll cover ways to lower prices and reduce risk without cutting quality or short-changing anyone. Estimators who know what to look for will find profitable opportunities in hard times.
There’s much to cover in future posts, I hope you’ll return to read more.