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CORE Construction Services, Inc.

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CORE Construction Services, Inc. has a full time staff of cost consultants, schedulers and administrative personnel. Our cost consultants are degreed engineers, with many holding advanced degrees in civil, electrical and mechanical engineering. This background provides them with the knowledge and experience necessary to provide accurate estimates to our clients. Professional accreditations held by CCS personnel include: AVS, CCP, LEED, PE, PMP, and RICS.
In addition to cost estimating, CORE provides cost controls, lump sum bidding, scheduling, life cycle cost analysis, change order evaluation, litigation support, claims analysis and value engineering. Accuracy and timeliness are the cornerstones of our culture.
Our commitment to deliver superior service is demonstrated by our long-term relationships with our institutional, architectural, engineering, public, private, and construction clients.

BEST PRACTICE CALL – Sep 4th 2020 Noon (Est)

Estimating Proposal Writing- What It Takes to Put Them TogetherDate: September 4th 2020- Noon EST

The calls last about an 45 minutes on the topic with the last 15 minutes left for open discussion about whatever you want to talk about relating to what we do such as payment issues, teaching, etc. Contact Josh Huck for Zoom Meeting ID and password.

Host: Josh Huck
josh@estimaticainc.com​
estimaticainc.com

Best Practice Call – July 7th 2020 NOON (EST)

Marketing your Business – What Works and What Doesn’tDate: July 17th 2020- Noon EST

With some businesses just starting and some being impacted by Covid negatively, marketing strategies can help grow new business and possibly help with business lost due to current events

The calls last about an 45 minutes on the topic with the last 15 minutes left for open discussion about whatever you want to talk about relating to what we do such as payment issues, teaching, etc. Contact Josh Huck for Zoom Meeting ID and password.

Host: Josh Huck
josh@estimaticainc.com​
estimaticainc.com

In Defense of Paper

As we continue to move towards a paperless society, CERT member Dan Frondorf makes a case for the importance of paper plans in today’s ever changing estimating world. Dan’s article was published in the March/April 2020 edition of Design Cost Data (DCD) page 23.

https://www.dcd.com/issues/issue

CERT Members Speaking & Teaching Engagements

CERT Members Speaking Engagements –

January 21, 2020 (Dan Frondorf)
“Construction Cost Estimating Fundamentals”
Presented for Half Moon Education
Dayton, OH

February 6, 2020 (Dan Frondorf)
“Important Trends in Construction Estimating” – a panel discussion
Presented to the ASPE Chapter 32 2020 Estimating Academy
Olathe, KS

February 6, 2020 (Dan Frondorf)
“Earthwork Cost Estimating Fundamentals”
Presented to the ASPE Chapter 32 2020 Estimating Academy
Olathe, KS

February 6, 2020 (Dan Frondorf)
“Site Utility Cost Estimating Fundamentals”
Presented to the ASPE Chapter 32 2020 Estimating Academy
Olathe, KS

February 24, 2020 (Rifka Malik)
“The Cost of Sitework”
Presented for Half Moon Education
Raleigh, NC

March 24, 2020 (Rifka Malik)
“Estimating and Comparing the Costs of Alternative Storm Water Detention Systems”
Presented to the NY State Society of Professional Engineers
New York, NY

March 27, 2020 (Dan Frondorf)
“Construction Cost Estimating Fundamentals”
Presented for Half Moon Education
Nashville, TN

March 28, 2020 (Katy Kothmann Abraham)
“Leaders Prepared for Change”
Women’s Legacy Conference
https://www.lisamariegraves.com/conference
Willow Park, TX

April 17, 2020 (Dan Frondorf)
“Site Work Construction Estimating Academy”
Presented for ASPE St. Louis Metro Chapter 19
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/site-work-construction-estimating-academy-tickets-98649706929?ref=enivtefor001&invite=MTkzNDMwOTEvZGFuQGRnZnJvbmRvcmYuY29tLzA%3D%0A&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=inviteformalv2&utm_term=eventimage&ref=enivtefor001
St. Louis, MO

May 13, 2020 (Josh Huck)
“Fundamentals of Estimating”
Presented for Half Moon Education
Arlington, TX

June 8, 2020 (Dan Frondorf)
“Construction Cost Estimating Fundamentals”
Presented for CSI Columbus Chapter
Columbus, OH

June 19, 2020 (Josh Huck)
“Fundamentals of Estimating”
Presented for Half Moon Education
Manchester, NH

August 20, 2020 (Dan Frondorf)
“Building Confidence in Estimating” – a panel discussion
Presented for ASPE Chapter 38
Cincinnati, OH

Newest Member

CERT would like to welcome Construction Innovation Consultants, LLC as our newest member. Be sure to check out Michael and his team at https://constinnovation.com/

Welcome Michael and your team to CERT!

Construction Innovation Consultants, LLC

Bringing together over 25 years of diverse construction industry experiences, analytical skills, and technological capabilities,
I take the initiative to help companies and people improve what they do.

Whether you need assistance with project scheduling and estimating, automation and process improvement, evaluation of current procedures, or implementation of significant changes to help you surpass your current capabilities, we are here to help.

Michael French, PE, Principalhttps://constinnovation.com/michael.french@constinnovation.com 210-557-48948133 Triple Crown
Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas 78015