About Us

David Palmer

David PalmerDavid Palmer is the owner and sole trader for the Estimating Department. 

The company was established in 2012 to provide take-off, estimating and cost management services to the construction industry.

CostX 5D BIM QS Service

By using the latest 5D BIM QS computer software, on screen take-offs from digital drawings and an extensive library of local construction costs, David provides an effective and efficient service.

35 Years Experience

A Quantity Surveyor with more than 35 years experience in all stages of construction management and cost control, including procurement, cost planning, project evaluation, analytical estimating, project administration and final account settlement.

David has gained a sound commercial knowledge of both regional and metro construction markets from his work in Western Australia over the last 15 years - particularly in remote areas of WA.

He is able to assist companies seeking to secure construction work in the competitive tender market - by compiling pre-qualification details, composing method statements, detailed risk analysis of tender bids, improving supply chain management and adding value in his drive to provide outstanding customer service.

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


Useful Information

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