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We offer the best conceptual and preliminary estimation services that benefit construction projects. A preliminary estimate is the project’s predicted net cost, determined during its conceptual stage. When project designs and requirements are unavailable, preliminary estimation services are developed. A preliminary estimate provides an estimate of the cost plan for the specific building project in a short time. Also, an initial assessment is generated for construction projects like demolition and renovation.

A detailed description of the project, including its necessity, utility, and layout plan, is included in this estimate. It may also be completed without a drawing or specification. The estimated cost of the project may be significantly less or high depending upon the availability of information. Before full designs are drawn out, our preliminary estimate will give you an idea of your project’s cost.

The estimation process and units vary based on the type of foundation. For example:

  • For the building, the price is calculated per sq. foot, cubic foot, room, and resident.
  • For Highways & Roads, speed per kilometer is calculated by the thickness of levels and their relation to the material involved.
  • For Irrigation Channels, the cost is determined per kilometer basis. It can also be estimated per hectare (surface irrigated by riverfront channel)

Create an Initial Cost Projection for the Construction Project

The area and length dimensions of many structural components determine the preliminary estimated cost of a structure. The site’s square footage determines the approximate cost of building the house, mall, or multi-story construction. Many businesses want a preliminary cost estimate from contractors to have a rough idea of the total costs of finishing the job. Our preliminary estimating services can be helpful for you in this situation. Your bill of materials will be taken into account several measurements, including:

  • The size of each area in square feet
  • The overall building area in square feet
  • The linear measurements of each area 

As the concept evolves, the company may be updated, and all parties can also view the latest model. It is accompanied by a detailed estimate that includes a list of all building materials and specifications based on the price of each item, such as masonry estimates, concrete estimates, etc., so the entire BOQ can be valued. This method allows for an accurate estimation of the building’s overall budget amounts.

The quantity takeoff worksheet is priced by entering the unit cost, and most businesses require contractors to submit BOQs that include charges. The bill of materials for your planned project can be loaded into an Excel spreadsheet and sent out for pricing. This pricing can be utilized to achieve even greater precision. Of course, the more details you provide, the greatest the accuracy of the estimate.

As a project is being planned, our Preliminary Estimation Services providers offer Material takeoff sheets online in various formats. They may be used to generate a preliminary budgetary estimation for construction work. Usually, the templates and designs from earlier finished work are used to construct this estimate. After this, spreadsheets are modified based on the specifications and parameters of the new project. The unit cost depends on the type of construction, project area, site location, project importance, and building techniques.

Advantages of Our Early Estimation Services

You may be asked why customers require this preliminary estimate from the builder. There are many side reasons, but the primary reasons include the following;

  • Preliminary Estimating Services gives the customer to choose the best contractor.
  • Preliminary Estimating Services gives surface details about the accurate cost of construction.
  • Facilitates quick project planning and execution
  • Manages the project’s budget and expenses with the assistance
  • Preliminary Estimating Services give costs for many categories, such as water supply and sanitation, electricity, contingencies, and so on
  • Get initial information regarding the significant material required

In most cases, contractors provide the client with the unit price (such as the price per square foot), which can then be multiplied by the building’s overall footprint to produce a preliminary estimate. In the case of the multi-story construction project, the cost per level is determined by the total number of floors.

Contractors need extra time to create forecasts since they are constantly occupied with work, on-site meetings, and managing many other development strategies. For busy contractors like you, our Preliminary estimate serves as the beacon of hope that eventually leads to bidding wins.

We’re Eager to Assist You with Your Next Computation!

Submit your plans here

Submit your plans and requirements (Dropbox link, Plans Portal link, etc.) at federalestimating.com or go to our email address, upload the file, and fill out the form.

Request a Quote

Our professionals will respond to your request with an initial quote that details your project’s price, lead times, and delivery timeline. As a result, you can pay with a credit or debit card.

Get an Estimate

Our estimators will deliver your estimates once they have finished the calculations and analysis. You will receive these estimates in Spreadsheets using our template, or in the format you supply.

What Sets Our Precise Initial Estimation Services Apart?

So, a preliminary estimate is a crucial document that aids you in thoroughly analyzing the profitability of your proposed project to decide whether the investment is worthwhile. Federal Estimation offers highly accurate preliminary budget estimation. By engaging with our knowledgeable estimators, you can acquire the initial cost breakdown and material takeoff for construction and civil engineering projects.

Moreover, contractors and owners who want to learn the estimated cost of finishing a building project can get expert advice from us. Our team has extensive experience providing material takeoff services, estimations, and construction budgets. Many contractors profit from our preliminary estimation services, which we offer worldwide at meager prices.

Related Services:

Construction Takeoff Services / Construction Estimator / Cost Estimating Eervices


What is a preliminary estimate, & how does it help?

It is a conceptual estimate used to forecast project costs to assess the economic feasibility of a building project before developing formal design plans. It assists contractors, real estate developers, home builders, and owners make judgments about allocating finances, establishing a preliminary budget, and comparing preliminary design alternatives.
While preliminary cost estimates are made at the beginning of the project, before the actual design and construction, they are primarily based on historical data of the projects adjusted to the time, location, and size and generated using engineering ideas.
Several sorts of preliminary cost estimates are used at various phases of the project’s lifespan. The precision of these estimates depends on the information provided by the client. Moreover, estimators collect and evaluate data to estimate the money, resources, labor, and time needed for a project.

How do you offer a preliminary estimate to potential clients?

Our cost estimations methodologies are based on floor space/area, making the information easy to assess and comprehend for both customers and builders. The following items are included in our cost estimation:
·         Measurements of total area (in sq. feet or square meters)
·         Measurements of lines such as walls(in feet or meters)
·         Measures of every unit such as bedroom, floor, etc.

How do your professionals prepare preliminary estimates?

Generating professional estimations is one of several characteristics that distinguish pros from amateurs. Hence, we have a systemic approach to prepare preliminary estimates for you.
1.       Firstly, our estimators evaluate the job and take an overview. Then our estimator research and assess the data to establish the project scope and develop an estimating plan.
2.       Secondly, information from earlier projects with a similar scope is gathered.
3.       The changes must be made in size, location, and time. There is also a backup strategy.
4.       Details of all specifications, modifications, and suppositions are provided

What does your preliminary estimate service include?

·         Prefaces Infrastructures
·         Exterior and interior finishes of buildings
·         Fittings
·         Mechanical, plumbing, electrical, and labor (Man hours)
·         Project Timeline

What do your professional estimators worth hiring?

Our professional staff members are received extensive training in preliminary estimation services. They have years of experience and knowledge in the field that no one can beat because they have worked with hundreds of clients. Also, they ensure that you will win the net bid when they generate your estimates and takeoffs.