Construction Cost Estimating 101: Learning the basics

| October 1, 2019

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In the construction industry, one of the main challenges is managing building projects that have unique features and requirements. However, all projects have elements things in common: a scope of work, a time schedule, and a budget. Construction cost estimation is a fundamental skill for engineering firms and contractors since important project decisions are based on costs.

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