Construction Estimation

Feasibility & Budget Analysis

EMA Forensic Associates provides construction estimates services based on a defined project where scope and budget are crucial to keeping the project on schedule during the design and bidding phases. The first and most important opportunity to do this is at the initial concept of the project.

Feasibility and budget construction estimates are prepared with minimal information, usually verbal descriptions and rough sketches. These estimates are prepared with as little as one day turnaround time. These estimates typically consist of five to six pages of information.

Partial Design Estimates

  • Schematic Design Milestone
  • Design Development Milestone
  • Design Build Bid

The ability to monitor the project scope and costs during the design process is of paramount importance. Variances can be identified and informed actions taken to keep the project within cost and schedule parameters.

EMA partial design estimates contain a high degree of detail and information. The amount of detail contained in our estimates can often exceed the information contained on the plans or in the specifications. When a series of estimates are prepared for a project, the scope and costs can be monitored for the entire design period through to the end of construction.

EMA prepares these estimates for the following:

  • Detailed Feasibility Estimate (typically less than 1% design completion)
  • Schematic Design Estimate (typically less than 5% design completion)
  • Design Development Estimate (approximately 35 to 60% design completion)
  • Design Build Bid Estimate

Construction Reviews

Discovering conflicts, duplication, and/or omissions in the contract documents leads to better bids and fewer change orders during the construction period.

A construction project review by EMA examines the  architectural, structural, mechanical and electrical components of each project. Interference’s are identified, clarifications on details requested and a summary report issued on the findings.

Construction Estimates

EMA can provides you with detailed, complete and speedy solution to your bid estimate.

We prepare estimates from complete plan and specification packages. The quantities are “bid level” in detail. This means a great majority of the project materials can be purchased direct from the estimate. Each item of work is identified in the estimate. The plans are cross checked with the specifications.

Quantities are completely developed approximately half way through the bid period. This provides more time to make key labor, material and equipment decisions for the project. When this happens, the estimate is more reliable and there are fewer mistakes.

Construction Cost Studies & Analysis

EMA Forensic Associates can compare construction estimates systems for structural, architectural, mechanical and electrical for project cost, time or performance criteria.

We evaluates construction estimates for each project on its’ specific criteria. Systems are evaluated for durability, economy of scale, availability, installation, and operating requirements. When our analysis is complete, an informed decision can be made for the best value.

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