Category Archives: Estimating

Bidding & Estimating Insights for Heavy Construction Projects > Podcast 2 > Negotiation

This podcast is the second of a PLG series that focuses on bidding and estimating insights for heavy construction projects.  Shyam Bhatia answers our questions regarding negotiation, contracting strategy and purchasing methods for complex infrastructure projects.  Please click the MP3 file … Continue reading

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Bidding & Estimating Insights for Heavy Construction Projects > Podcast Series > Part One

This podcast is the first of a PLG series that focuses on bidding and estimating insights for heavy construction projects.  Shyam Bhatia answers our questions regarding the bidding process, the pitfalls of estimating and the rigor involved in estimating large … Continue reading

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PLG ESTIMATING & PURCHASING > Buyouts on Large Vendor Contracts > 1

Construction estimating and purchasing executives are aware of the various issues involved with negotiating large equipment purchases.  On fixed price contracts, the ability to negotiate purchases on major equipment contracts affects profitability, schedule, project risk and overall project success.  The … Continue reading

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Infrastructure Estimating Pitfall > The Electrical Subcontract Price

One of major pitfalls of general contractor (GC) estimating on infrastructure projects is getting the right numbers from the electrical bidders.  Electrical trades comprise a significant portion of the contract value on large fixed-price infrastructure projects.  GC’s are faced with the perilous … Continue reading

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