Cost Management and Estimating

CSMI uses computerized estimating practices to evaluate systems, square footage, and component costs of a project. This technique is applied to new construction, remodeling, tenant improvement, and property reconstruction estimates. We use standardized computer programs to interface with popular off-the-shelf computer applications. This enables our clients to manage their costs without proprietary restrictions and expensive computerized systems.

Services

Client Base

  • Property and casualty loss evaluation
  • Subrogation claims
  • Cost to complete the project
  • Subcontractor and supplier negotiations
  • Labor unit price and burden evaluation
  • Equipment use and pricing
  • Construction methods cost/benefit analysis
  • Change order preparation and the cost of time
  • Quantity surveys and unit pricing
  • Systems costs
  • Overhead structure at field and office levels
  • Building defect and damage estimates
  • Cost dispute resolution
  • Insurance subrogation
  • Risk exposure and economic evaluation
  • Contractor estimate evaluation
  • Bankruptcies
  • Construction claims cost analysis
  • Construction and problem loan assessment
  • Life-cycle costs
  • Property condition technical reports
  • Building economics
  • Contractor performance monitoring
  • Building design and building components

  • Insurance
  • Contractors
  • Law
  • Real Estate/Banking

Types of Estimates


  • Cost to repair damaged and defective work
  • Schematic design
  • Design development
  • Contract document
  • Change order and time-related costs
  • Constructability and value engineering
  • Building life cycles
  • Civil and structural heavy construction

CSMI adapts off-the-shelf desktop computer programs for estimates, assessments, and analysis. This approach allows us to work with our clients using the programs they already own and operate, avoiding expensive proprietary systems and retraining costs.

CSMI adapts off-the-shelf desktop computer programs for estimates, assessments, and analysis. This approach allows us to work with our clients using the programs they already own and operate, avoiding expensive proprietary systems and retraining costs.