Welcome to The Estimating Department...

The Estimating Department is a construction cost management service based in Perth.

We provide cost planning, estimating, quantity surveying, construction cost advice, and CostXTM training services throughout Western Australia.

Owned and operated by David Palmer B.Sc. MAIQS, the company has over 30 years of construction experience and knowledge gained from involvement in several significant commercial, multi-unit residential, civic buildings and resources projects.


Recent Projects


Large-scale projects in remote areas of WA

Tender & Client Presentations, Material Take-Offs, Component Register and 3D Visualisations


Apartment, hotel and residential developments

 Cost Planning, Value Engineering, Building Information Modelling (BIM), Life Cycle Costing


 Education buildings and gymnasiums

Cost Plans, Proposals and Presentations, Post Contract Cost Control, Cost Forecasting 


Civil and private infrastructure projects 

 Materials Take-off, Estimating, Tendering, Value Engineering, Life Cycle Costing 

Contact Us

Our office is open from 8:00am - 5:00pm Monday to Friday WST.

The Estimating Department

53 Kinross Drive
Kinross, Perth
WA 6028

+61 (0) 430 138 400


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Useful Information

For a list of Frequently Asked Questions, click here.

For pricing information, please click here.

The Estimating Department is a Cost-X Certtified Partner
The Estimating Department is a Certified Partner of iTWO CostX TM.