Estimating is both science and art and has been defined by the International Business Dictionary as a, “computation of a price with regard to time and resource requirements upon which a firm quotation is based.”
Our construction estimating team consists of civil engineers, computer-aided design and drafting specialists, and veteran construction industry professionals with extensive legal, regulatory agency and engineering expertise. This team provides the full gamut of experience, education, and attention to detail that today’s challenging projects require. At Shoreline Foundation we utilize the breadth of our experienced estimating team for hard-bid, design/build bid, engineer’s estimates, and owner’s budgeting needs to offer a comprehensive construction estimating service to our clients.
We utilizing state-of-the-art computer equipment, software, scanners, e-mail servers, ftp sites, website hosting, and large format printer plotters.
The process of preparing an estimate begins with a thorough review of a project’s scope of work and a meticulous analysis of the design submitted by the client’s engineer. Site visits are conducted to insure access for construction equipment, bathymetric surveys and soil boring data are reviewed and pre-bid meetings are attended. Analysis includes performing construction “take-offs” to determine material quantities, contacting material suppliers for pricing, obtaining bids from specialty electrical, plumbing, paving, landscaping, etc.
subcontractors, and a review of the construction constraints mandated by regulatory agencies. Consideration is also given to the application of value engineering in an effort to provide savings or added value to a project.
Our construction estimating team is fully versed in the technical requirements, construction constraints, equipment, and governmental agency requirements to provide you with the most competitive and complete proposal possible.