Once your design is established, the next most important thing on everyone’s mind is the cost to build it, and the earlier you start to gather this information the better. Nittany Design can help put your mind at ease by establishing necessary quantities to be priced for cost estimating.
This is crucial information for building/construction professionals who are bidding on projects. We can help ensure that you have accurate estimating, so that you can bid jobs to win them. Our professional cost estimating services save you time and money. No guessing involved, we supply accurate quantities for accurate pricing.
Nittany Design provides quantity takeoff for all divisions of a project. We use On-Screen Takeoff, a state-of-the-art software program for cost estimating, which allows us to quantify all of the aspects of a project and produce a breakdown of precisely what is needed for the project to be built. We can produce a summarized or detailed report of the information according to the client’s needs. We specialize in estimating for concrete, masonry, steel, wood, openings, finishes, specialties, equipment, furnishing, special construction and conveying equipment.
Benefits of Nittany Design’s Cost Estimating Services:
Ease of Submittal. We can perform a takeoff from electronic plans or paper plans.
Unique Design/Construction Combo Background. We don’t just have a background in design, we also have an extensive construction background. This allows for a better understanding of construction methods and associated impacts on cost that go beyond the plans.
Professional Product. Our deliverable to you can be organized to meet your specific needs. It will be an easy-to-read breakdown of the takeoff to give you the critical information you need for pricing and making decisions.
What does a typical cost estimating project involve?
Our cost estimating services generally include:
- A submittal by the client of the project plans (electronic or paper).
- Using On-Screen Takeoff to professionally perform an accurate estimate.
- Providing quantities in a Microsoft Excel format (unless otherwise determined).
- Material and labor cost can be generated if requested, Nittany Design uses standard industry data (RSMeans).
Chris Fiene, Nittany Design’s Owner, has 5 years of experience as a professional estimator for a general contractor averaging $50 million annually in contracted work. That is how he began his career, and he has continued to perform cost estimating since that time on varied projects for many different clients including general contractors, design engineers, cabinet makers, and home owners.