Making Accurate Estimates in Uncertain Times

Rise above market volatility with tried and true best practices
Sponsored by Gordian
Moderated by Peter J. Arsenault, FAIA, NCARB, LEED-AP

Learning Objectives:

  1. Investigate the cost-estimating process and how it lays the foundation for the success of a construction project as part of an overall project management plan, even in turbulent economic conditions.
  2. Explore the types and details of a construction scope of work (SOW), including what should be communicated and the details of conducting a proper one.
  3. Recognize the importance of trustworthy data when creating a construction cost estimate, including sources to access such data.
  4. Examine common and avoidable construction-estimating mistakes.


1 AIA LU/Elective
1 PDH*


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Originally published in Engineering News Record
Originally published in February 2021