Estimating

In today’s economy, the preparation of project cost estimates requires considerable skill, experience and knowledge of the existing market conditions.  Our estimating and project management teams recognize the importance of detailed, accurate project cost estimates.  Our unique process allows the project team to constantly monitor and verify budgets as the project proceeds towards the construction phase, continuously striving to maximize our clients return on their investment.

Our estimating team utilizes the estimating software of Prime Bid and HCSS that is customized with information that has been continuously updated for more than 30 years.  Our work breakdown structure and formats for these estimates are consistent and integrates seamlessly into our project management tools, cost and accounting software.  McAlvain produces hundreds of millions of dollars of cost estimates each year and maintains a database of market costs throughout our regions of work to draw upon for each independent estimate.  Our ability to produce early, reliable and accurate estimates to facilitate the pre-construction process is one of our trademarks.