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The program will provide dynamic presentations, significant industry speakers and lively discussions of timely issues and topics affecting consulting estimators. It is an ideal opportunity to gather and network with your industry peers and colleagues from throughout the country.   Please attend this important, reasonably priced program at the conveniently located Marriott Atlanta Airport Gateway.   Please register today to learn about best practices, professional liability and other important issues affecting professional...

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Let's Level The Playing Field Is it fair to place the burden of a quantity take-off on the contractor/sub-contractor? By: Rifka Malik, CPESC [su_document url="http://www.certusa.org/wp-content/uploads/DCD-Article.pdf"]http://nebula.wsimg.com/aedc6e0b89a8a88ebec3b420742781c1?AccessKeyId=56B290F21DDA5DAE274B&disposition=0&alloworigin=1[/su_document]...

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Two CERT members, Rifka Malik, CPESC and Danielf Frondorf, CPE, CDT showcased the Consulting Estimator's Round Table at the BuildExpo NJ in Secaucus, NJ. We presented two informative seminars on The Fundamentals of Construction Estimating and The Essentials of Estimating Civil/Sitework and Erosion Control. We had a great turnout and engaging participants. Are you interested in being an active CERT member? There are many opportunities to...

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We are pleased to announce that CERT members will be presenting two great estimating seminars at the BuildExpo in Secaucus, NJ on August 17 & 18. The Expo and seminars are free, but space is limited. Registration will guarantee you a seat. You can register here: http://buildexpousa.com/NJ_Education.html Fundamentals of Construction Estimating 9:30am - 11am :: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 Presented by Daniel Frondorf — CPE, CDT, Owner :: Cincinnati,...

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Advice from the Consulting Estimators Round Table A/E/C  companies and owners need to take into account the scope of need so they hire the right firm for the right project. Some basic criteria should include: Credentials– is the firm “in business” or someone moonlighting from the kitchen table? Are estimators in the firm certified or validated by industry peers and organizations qualified to hold in significance? Experience–...

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  Dear CERT 2015 NE Conference Attendees, Sponsors, and CERT Board members, Thanks for your attendance at and participation in the CERT 2015 NE Conference. I hope you will agree with me that the content and time were both well worth the effort. We had some great presentations and discussions, made new friends and colleagues, and took home some good ideas that we can put into practice in our...

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For many in my profession, traditional roles and duties have developed into something that “old school” estimators wouldn’t necessarily recognize. Maybe a better verb for the previous sentence would be “transformed”, or perhaps more appropriately, “evolved”. It isn’t uncommon for the modern day estimator to wear even more hats than they always have. We’ve always had to have some of the same skills that other...

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