Category Archives: Consultants

Side Partnership LLC

SIDE Partnership, LLC began in 2019 with the goal to provide high quality cost estimating services. Since opening our doors, we have worked solely from word-of-mouth referrals and repeat customers. We are a woman-owned small business located near Chattanooga, TN.

Our main areas of expertise include projects within the Nuclear power, Department of Energy, and Commercial construction industries.

Computerized Estimating Services (CES)

Business Profile

Computerized Estimating Services (CES) is a privately held HUB certified woman-owned firm established in 1985. We have two locations one in Peoria, Illinois, and the other in Dallas, Texas. We perform commercial construction cost estimating, & scheduling services throughout the United States for Architects, Governmental Entities, Owners, Developers, Banks, Bonding Companies, Insurance Companies, and General Contractors.

CES operates their business with attention to detail and values teamwork on all projects.

Computerized Estimating Services (CES) employees at both the Texas and Illinois locations ready to be of service and meet all of your cost consulting needs.

Estimating Methodology

Computerized Estimating Services (CES) will meet with the Client and their design team to review the scope of work for each discipline.

CES will visit the proposed site after the design meeting and before beginning the Schematic Design Estimate (taking digital pictures). During this site visit, CES will make notes of any special needs such as power, utilities, grading, storm drainage, traffic flow, and signs of any existing above and below the grade structures that may need to be removed. These conditions will be researched with the design team and reflected in the estimate.

The estimates will be in the CSI format at each of the different design stages of the project using a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. The estimates include the summary sheet, exclusions, and clarifications, itemized list of general conditions, and the associated pricing sheets. These estimates will be emailed as a draft copy to the Client for review. Any mutually agreed changes to the estimate will be made as the final estimate for each design stage and re-emailed to the Client’s office for distribution.

During the course of the estimating procedures, any questions of the scope of work will be emailed to the Client’s office as the single source of responsibility. The responses to the questions from the design team will be incorporated into the estimate.

The pricing used in the estimate will reflect the local and current market conditions with a separate escalation factor if deemed necessary for the projected starting date. The pricing will not carry any hidden contingencies. The estimate will have a separately exposed line for design contingency on the summary sheet. The amount of the design contingency will reduce as the project progresses to completion. The summary sheets after the initial Schematic Design Estimate will have two additional separate columns entitled Previous Estimate and the second column entitled Difference so the changes in the estimate can be tracked.

CES will work together as a part of the design team to bring the project to successful completion.

A listing of specific projects will be submitted upon request or refer to our Website at (Texas), (Illinois) for a partial list of projects. If CES can be of any help, please do not hesitate to call at 309-981-9285

Daniel Blanchard, Vice President 309-981-92852823 VZ County Road 1222
Grand Saline, Texas 75140

Larry Hendrick Consulting

Preconstruction Services, Estimating, Cost Management and Consulting Services
“Measurement is the first step that leads to control and eventually to improvement. If you can’t measure something, you can’t understand it. If you can’t understand it, you can’t control it. If you can’t control it, you can’t improve it.” By H. James Harrington
Larry Hendrick Consulting has over 40 years’ combined experience providing estimating and bidding and value management for all kinds of construction projects including:

• Healthcare Projects
• K-12, College and University Education Projects
• Entertainment Projects
• City/County and Government Projects
• Non-Profit Projects
• High Rise Residential
• Hospitability Projects
• Commercial Projects
• Science and Technology Projects

The services offered are:
• Cost Estimating (conceptual, schematic, design development, and construction docs)
• Preconstruction Services Proposal Writing
• Plan Take-offs and Quantity Survey
• Constructability Review
• Value Engineering
• Project Budget Presentation and Analysis
• Change Order Costing Verification
• Defects Analysis and Reports
• Expert Witness Testimony
• Site Investigation and Inspection
In Person and/or Virtual Training:
o Conceptual and Hard Bid Estimating
o Quantity Take-offs
o Value Engineering
o General Conditions/General Requirements
o Preconstruction Services

Principal-Larry Hendrick, DBIA, CPE, LEED AP

Haas Estimating and Consulting

Haas Estimating and Consulting Services offer Pre-Construction Services for Division 2 thru 31 for Commercial and Multifamily Construction.

Hass Estimating will assist Architects, Engineers, Owners, General Contractors, and Subcontractors in their Pre-Construction needs.

Those services include Material Takeoffs, Creation of Estimates, Change order Processing, evaluation of Estimates and Value Engineering.

Haas Estimating also specialize in the Lumber Takeoff for Multifamily and Commercial Construction.

Hass Estimating also offers assistance to Subcontractors and General Contractors on their development of their Estimating from Training of Estimators to offering Consulting on their Estimating Processes.

Frank Haas, CPE Saybrook, San Antonio,
Texas 78215

&estimate a PCS Company

One of our greatest strengths is estimating. &estimate has developed over $30 billion of construction project cost estimates on all types of construction nationally and internationally. As an independent service, we provide in-house architectural, civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection estimating to Owners and architectural firms nationally. Our in-house capabilities in estimating are of particular significance when Value Engineering process is undertaken because of our first-hand knowledge on all aspects of the building construction. Accurate and well-defined cost estimates are critical to the success of every project. Our estimators specialize in providing accurate construction cost estimates from the initial programming phase through the detailed design and construction phases. Our estimating procedures are developed to ensure that each element of the project is well defined and accounted for in the estimate.

What We Will Do For You

&estimate offers pre-construction services from the idea moment through completion when the owner is handed the keys. For over thirty years our clients have depended on us to provide the equilibrium between the owner’s budget and the design.

Services we offer:

Owner’s Representation
Probable Cost Estimating
Value Engineering
Building Assessments
Constructability Review
FFE Estimating and Procurement
Life Cycle Costing

Our areas of expertise:

Education, Public and Private
Community/Recreational Centers
Performing Arts
Historical Restoration
Senior Living
High Performance/Energy Efficient Construction

Brandon Lawlor, President c 216.406.7151
1301 E9 St., #2100
Cleveland, OH 44114

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, Principal 210-557-48948133 Triple Crown
Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas 78015