Construction Cost Estimating

Spire Consulting Group professionals utilize a vast array of construction and engineering experience to specialize in construction cost estimating. As a stand-alone service or as a part of overall project controls services, Spire’s construction and engineering cost estimators bring their expertise to provide our clients with detailed quantity takeoffs, relevant  pricing for all material, equipment and labor, and material escalation trends and recommendations from a construction project’s conceptual phase through the final closeout of the project.

Spire maintains and utilizes databases of historical and current local, national, and international construction and engineering cost figures including labor, material, and equipment costs to establish, predict and evaluate project costs more accurately. We are equipped to prepare cost estimates and/or verify proposed construction costs at various stages throughout the construction process for projects within all areas of the US, and around the world.

Spire also lends its prowess in assisting clients in contract cost reviews and negotiations. Whether the client brings us in while the contract type is still under consideration and needs our informed recommendation, or after the contract is executed and needs experienced professionals who understand contract language to enforce it, Spire’s consultants are ready to help.

By identifying and analyzing the project’s scope, time, cost, quality, and performance, Spire develops an accurate assessment of how the construction process is unfolding over the course of its duration by the evaluation of all project costs. This includes the analysis and negotiation of Construction Potential Cost Impacts (PCI’s), Owner Change Orders (OCO’s), Owner Allowance reconciliations, payment applications and ‘percent complete’ evaluations, the financial impact of potential design changes, and much more.

As construction professionals who have considerable experience in proactive preconstruction, design, construction execution, closeout, and forensic claims analysis, Spire has a unique ability to approach projects with the end in mind and get out in front of issues that have the potential to lead to future litigation claims, addressing them long before they ever escalate to that level.

Our construction cost consultants assist clients in the following areas:

Industry Project Controls & Estimating Software

  • Timberline™
  • RS Means™
  • Project 4D™
  • Microsoft Excel™
  • On-Screen Takeoff™
  • Bluebeam Project Coordination

Construction Cost Estimating Services

  • Conceptual Project Budgets
  • Design Evolution Bid Estimates
  • Construction Bid Estimates
  • Third-Party Vendor/Contractor Estimates
  • Contract Cost Review
  • Lump-Sum Estimates
  • Fixed Price Estimates
  • Guaranteed Maximum Price Estimates
  • Value Engineering Cost Estimates
  • Quantity Take-offs
  • Life Cycle Costing
  • Change Order Evaluations
  • Payment Application Evaluations
  • Material Escalation Analysis
  • Project Closeout Costs
  • Claims Pricing and Evaluation

To learn more about our Cost Estimation Services and how we can help you, contact our team today to schedule a consultation.