Qualities of a good estimator

Saturday, October 20, 2012 12:11
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Qualities of a good estimator

Estimator must have the following qualities:

  1. Estimator has ability to read and interpret drawings and specifications.
  2. Estimator should have good communication skills.
  3. He should have knowledge of basic mathematics.
  4. He should have patience.
  5. Estimator should have good understandings of fields operations and procedure.
  6. He should have ability to visualize three dimensional projects by looking at the drawing.
  7. He should have ability to interpret the risks and then neutralize as much as possible.
  8. He should have good organizational ability. So that he can communicate his estimate in logical and clear presentation to the client.
  9. He should have ability to prepare construction schedule.
  10. He should have ability to anticipate all construction steps in building projects.
  11. He should have good understanding of labor productivity and equipment performance.
  12. He should have ability to use the construction company’s job costing system.
  13. He should have ability to think alternate methods of construction.
  14. Estimator should have ability to develop strategy for being successful in bidding and negotiation phase of the project.
  15. Estimator should have ability to meet deadlines and still remains calm.
  16. He should have a solid load of ethics.
  17. Estimator should have understanding of contractual relationship.
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