Project Estimating, Conditions & Contracts

Home Remodeling Estimating Resources. Estimating is part art, part science. As an estimator you must consider many factors, including access, crew productivity, special techniques, special abilities, temperament of the owner, and or how busy the contractors and sub-contractors may be. Contractors who are desperate for work will bid much lower than contractors swamped with work. Material prices with suppliers fluctuate differently during boom periods and off season periods. Furthermore putting a good estimate together is like putting together the pieces of a puzzle. It is important to note that the more specific the details, scope of work and measurements will be the more accurate the estimate. The more specific the item, the more exact the price will be. The more general an item, the more assumptions must be made. Below are some extremley important areas to pay atention to when starting any remodel or home improvement project.