CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING SERVICES

Echo Estimating has been in the construction estimating services business for more than 15 years serving Home Builders, General Contractors, Subcontractors, Engineering firms, Architects, Designers, Investors, Owners, and Developers with highly detailed and precise estimates and material takeoffs. We have an in house construction estimating team of professional estimators, quantity surveyors, engineers, trade experts, and field superintendents proficient in delivering your estimates within the fastest turnaround time of 24 to 48 hours.

What Are You Waiting For? If You Are Planning To Hire A Construction Project Estimator, Then Echo Estimating Is The Right Option For You To Choose!

 

Normally for the material takeoffs, we deal in all trades and CSI divisions of construction including concrete, masonry, electrical, mechanical, lumber, plumbing, finishes, and steelwork for all industrial, commercial and residential portfolio of projects.

We provide construction takeoff services in all states of the US, Canada, and Australia. Our estimators follow the strict guidelines and policies of the certified American estimators organization like American Association of Cost Engineers (AACE) and the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS).

 

Echo Estimating Is The One-Stop Solution For All Your Construction Estimation Needs!

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Our Portfolio

We have a diverse portfolio in construction estimates for commercial, residential, industrial and civil projects including:
 

Our Services

Bid Estimates: Subcontractors and contractors approach us for their bid estimates and filing their proposals for public or private projects. We incorporate location-specific material, labor pricing data using our developed construction cost estimating database. We have provided bid estimates to the subcontractors involved in nearly all the trades from airport highways to simple mechanical HVAC projects.

Design Estimates: Design estimates and takeoffs are generated for projects where there are fewer details and specifications. These projects require assumptions supported by arguments that are defensible and reliable at the end for clients and our estimators are always available to satisfy the client’s need at its maximum.

Preliminary Estimates: These are often made during the preconstruction phase of the project when it is in the design stages or just prior to starting construction. Preliminary estimates are useful in getting loans, budgeting for clients, and cost-benefit analysis of the land before acquiring and preparing cost budget to hire contractors.

Conceptual Estimates: The conceptual estimate and takeoff are required during the initial stages where there are fewer details and specifications designed for the project and it needs to be evaluated for the cost and benefit analysis involving the feasibility of the project.

Structural steel and MEP shop drawings: Other than estimating services, we also serve contractors, manufacturers, and fabricators by providing comprehensive CAD shop drawing services to facilitate the manufacture and installation of prefabricated components. The software used for CAD drafting is Revit, AutoCAD, and Solid Works.

Monthly Takeoff Packages: Contractors save 60% of the expense of an in house construction estimator by signing up for our monthly takeoff packages. Our expert estimators are proficient with certified estimating software. This enables them to easily bid on more projects and so their chance of being awarded the job increases.

Consultation: We provide consultation to our clients to help them develop an understanding of construction cost and budget management. Our services in this regard include assistance in bid filing and management of the client’s bidding network profile.

Benefits Of Hiring Us

We are experts in construction estimating services, construction cost engineering, and material takeoffs. By partnering with us, you get the following benefits:
  • We offer a quick turnaround time of 24-48 hours.
  • We provide highly accurate and comprehensive estimates.
  • Our estimates are highly affordable (200$ on average, which can be less or more depending on the scope of work).
  • Our monthly takeoff packages can save 60 % expense of an in house estimator.
  • The bid winning ratio of our construction estimates in more than 85%.
  • We provide construction software consultancy and use trade-specific software.
  • Our certified construction estimators follow the guidelines of credible American estimator organization like American Association of Cost Engineers (AACE) & Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS).
  • We provide 24/7 customer support.

Our Construction Estimating Software

We use certified estimating software i.e. Blue Beam, PlanSwift, Trimble, IMHS Mark Systems, ProEst, RS Means, Bid Point XL, and Quest Estimating. FastPIPE and fastDUCT are used for MEP estimates.
 

Our Construction Estimating Process

Drawing review: Our estimating process usually starts with reviewing the plans and drawings provided by the client and meeting of the expert estimators and material takeoff experts to discuss the key features of the items and trades to be quantified and takeoff.

Estimation: We use certified software I.e. Planswift, BlueBeam, OST (OnScreenTakeoff). After careful preparation of takeoff and pricing of the trades and specific major impact line items. We deliver the estimate and takeoff sheet in the client template or in our own template or EXCEL sheets.

Pricing: We usually organize the estimate with codes from the drawings or CSI codes, then after offsetting the value against each relevant trade and code. We offer zip code based pricing and also accept local vendor pricing. The major constraints used for the pricing are political impacts and labor wages. Other concerns like material logistics, inflation. Site constraints, etc are taken into consideration.

Final Audit: At last. a final audit is performed by an expert to ensure the quality of the estimate.