CERT hosted its annual conference on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 22-23, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency DFW International Airport in Dallas, Tex. Over the two-day conference, attendees heard presentations from industry professionals, an attorney and members on various timely topics affecting consulting estimators and the profession. The program provided an ideal opportunity for members, estimators and vendors to gather, network, hear educational presentations, socialize and discuss challenges confronting their practice and how they deal with them. Members and guests were treated to a pre-conference private tour of The Star, the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters and training facility in Frisco, Texas.
“The event was very successful,” said David Battle, FCPE of Pre Construction Services and President of CERT. “The speakers were excellent, the topics were very relevant and the venue was ideal. We also welcomed new members who attended and enjoyed the conference.”
CERT thanks all the speakers for volunteering their time and efforts to advance the profession, all those who attended the conference, and the generous sponsors of the conference: Event sponsors, Gordian/RS Means and 14Fathoms; and program sponsors, Blundall Associates, Inc.; Custom Services Company, LLC; and McCune Estimating Services, Inc.; and the sponsor of the tour of The Star, McCune Estimating Services, Inc.
Gordian/RS Means has provided a significant corporate sponsorship of CERT. As part of this new relationship, CERT is offering a 30% discount to its members on all RSMeans Costing Material materials (books and electronic publications) until the end of the year. CERT members have the opportunity to earn money from RSMeans by validating its productivity rates. The savings are substantial, particularly now that membership in CERT is prorated from now until the end of the year, costing only $150. Take advantage of this significant member benefit and join CERT today, or contact David Battle at 405-812-6565 for more information.
The trend of hiring independent consulting estimators is gaining momentum. While many construction companies are now subcontracting their estimating projects to independent firms, others choose to integrate the consulting estimator into their in-house teams.
By Rifka Malik, CPESC, CPE
Welcome to our newest members SDJ Resources, LLC and Preferred Construction Management!
Congratulations to CERT President David Battle and his firm, Pre Construction Services, Inc.
for receiving a prestigious one-year validation from CERT! Members can take advantage of CERT’s special validation offer that is available only until Nov. 1, 2018, for a discounted fee of only $125 and two client references. For additional information about the offer and the program, please see the CERT validation homepage