Our Services

Take off / PlansOn screen take-off reduces the time taken to produce accurate quantities for measurement and pricing.
 

Add to that dynamic linked quantities, a current database of construction costs, and materials plant and labour rate build-ups to complete your estimates faster and smarter!
 

The estimating department can provide an estimating service on your behalf to produce:
 

  • Take-offs from digital copies of the tender drawings and documentation in CostXTM, ExcelTM or AcrobatTM format.
  • Electronic bill of quantities for your selected trades with full quantity build-ups and rate break-downs.
  • Nett prices for the labour, plant, and materials, including delivery and waste for the measured works.
  • Add a Tender programme schedule in MS ProjectTM format, a preliminaries budget, including supervision and temporary works  proposals, and a tender risk assessment / risk register.

Estimating

The company is a Certified Partner of Exactal. We use CostXTM software to produce accurate cost plans, bills of quantities and estimates for construction projects in an efficient timeframe. This is accompanied with interactive reports that provide 3D visualisations and greater feedback on the detail of each cost plan and estimate.
 

In addition we provide bid management tools, preliminaries budgets and risk analyses to support most major estimates and tender bids.
 

Recent Perth Metro projects include high rise hotel and residential developments, civic buildings, schools, fit out work, refurbishment of occupied buildings, mixed use developments, as well as laboratories and warehouse facilities.
 

Cost Planning

With considerable experience of both high level and elemental cost planning, as well as over a decade at the forefront of the Perth competitive tender market, the Estimating Department draws upon a substantial library of industry contacts and local construction cost data to contribute to our cost planning services.
 

We also use Building Information Modelling (BIM) and 3D digital technology to provide detailed cost scenarios, with responsive feedback. This all contributes to a prompt and accurate cost planning service.

Quantity Surveying

As a member of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors David provides QS services across the entire project life cycle, delivering cost management and reporting services and consistently adding value to the construction process.
 

With a database of project costs that is constantly updated and refined from estimating current tenders, David combines this base information with value engineering knowledge and construction scheduling and methodology experience to provide an inā€depth understanding of local construction cost management and control.

Cost Control

Cost control services are required throughout the entire life cycle of the built environment, from the initial cost budgets that develop and define the project brief, through the design process to final implementation and construction.
 

The Estimating Department can assist you with your project cost control needs at almost all stages of the building life cycle.
 

Recent Projects

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Large-scale projects in remote areas of WA

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

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Apartment, hotel and residential developments

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

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 Education buildings and gymnasiums

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

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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

david@estimdept.com.au

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.