Estimating / Cost Engineering


ACM Provides Independent Estimating Services.

ACM’s construction cost estimating and cost engineering expertise has been sole-sourced by numerous organizations.

Cost Estimate Deliverables Include:

  • Conceptual (order of magnitude)…for budget planning.
  • Design development at graduated levels of document improvement; 30%, 60%, and 90% intervals.
  • Statement of Probable Construction Costs…design detail ranges from 70-100% with an accuracy level estimate of plus or minus 10%.
  • Definitive / Bid Check (for commercial, industrial & institutional projects).
  • Conventional labor, and material methods and practices.
  • Estimate Probability and Risk Analysis.
  • ACM’s “Labor ∑ Sum” report totaling labor hours by craft for managing wage cost contracts.

ACM provides independent construction cost estimating services and reconciles variances with A/E and/or contractors.

Cost Engineering Services Include:

  • Budget Baseline Establishment
  • Tracking costs and performance against budgets by resource and/or WBS
  • Cash Flow Forecasting
  • Performance Measurement
  • Earned Value
  • Change Order Estimates and Project Forecasting
  • Cost Performance Indicators/Schedule Performance Indicators
  • Reporting for depreciation

Cost Engineering provides support for managing changes by:

  • Estimating bulletins to support negotiations
  • Estimating construction disciplines separately
  • Applying knowledge of current building trades’ labor agreements in different localities