Cost Estimating & Cost Control

Downey & Scott routinely performs Cost Estimating, Cost Management, Budget Verification, and Cost Reduction Analysis for Owners, Architects, Engineers, and Contractors.  We have accurately provided these services on projects ranging from k-12 schools to classified military bases.  

Cost estimating is a passion of our firm, and we believe that accuracy starts with experience in long-range planning and capital budget submissions. We fully understand the importance of accuracy in budgeting for capital expenditures.  Once engaged in a project, our first objective is to identify any risks.  This needs to be done early in the process.  We seek out risks that could blow the budget or have a negative impact on the project in general.  After clearly identifying these risks, our seasoned experts analyze them and carefully quantify the cost associated with each.  

As an Estimating consultant, we maintain relationships with both General Contractors and Specialty Contractors who are very active in their respective markets.  Each market is unique in regard to predicting Construction Costs accurately.  In addition to understanding the current market, we look ahead to what the market will be when your project is “expected to bid.”

We understand funding restrictions make it critical to have accurate estimates, and that is exactly what we will provide.

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