Have you been awarded a project only to find that there were errors with your price? Maybe you misunderstood what was required, didn’t allow for difficult project conditions, misinterpreted the contract terms and conditions, possibly made a stupid arithmetic error, or assumed a material price instead of obtaining an accurate quote?
But I’m sure just as often you were not awarded a project because your price was too expensive? Sometimes the company who were awarded the project ended up losing money, but more often they made money! How did they win the project? Why was their price lower than your price, and yet they were profitable?
Estimating a construction project accurately involves some art, some science, knowledge of construction processes, experience, and more than a little luck. Of course, it also requires thoroughness – there is no place for careless errors or reckless assumptions.
10 steps to getting your price right
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