Cost Estimating

We develop project budgets using schematic or design development drawings and prepare incremental budget revisions as the design progresses. At the bid documentation stage, we provide quantified material takeoffs, detailing labor, materials, subcontracts, construction equipment and overhead. During bid and post-bid review, we provide an insight into the bidder’s methodology and help minimize acceptance of incomplete bids. Cost estimate reviews are often tied to the constructability reviews.

Recent Projects

Sound Transit Link Light Rail

SeaTac Airport Station – Sea-Tac, Washington

Sub-tier consultant to KBA, Inc. as cost estimator during the construction of the $110 million, 1.5 mile section of the Sound Transit link light rail system.  Work included elevated rail, SeaTac Airport Station, pedestrian bridge over International Boulevard, and the “kiss and ride” lot.  Developed independent cost analysis and supported negotiations for changes for 138 change order requests.
Sea Tac Airport

Rail Station at Sea-Tac - Courtesy of Sound Transit

Sound Transit Link Light Rail

Boeing Access Road to Tukwila Station – Tukwila, Washington

Construct management team cost estimator during the construction of the $360 million, 3.0 mile section of the light rail system.  Provided independent cost analysis and supported negotiations for changes.  Much of the work and associated changes centered on the 2.2 miles of dual track elevated structures and work along 1 mile of I-5 and Seattle city streets.
Rail crossing I5 - Courtesy of Sound Transit

Elevated Track Over I-5 / Courtesy of Sound Transit