Cost Estimating

BCS provides cost estimating and scheduling support during the project planning and development process, and post-construction claims support. Our experienced staff of construction professionals includes certified cost engineers and proficient schedulers. These services are outlined below:

CPM Scheduling
  • Develop master project schedules utilizing critical-path-method (CPM)
  • Highlight critical activities for successful and timely project completion
  • Assist the client in scheduling their activities and the activities of their specialty contractors/vendors
  • Update the master project schedule at regular intervals
  • Monitor/review schedules for feasibility
Construction Cost Estimating
  • Prepare construction cost estimates for all phases of design
  • Analyze construction bids and negotiate construction contracts
  • Analyze and negotiate construction change order proposals
Claims Analysis and Negotiation
  • Prepare independent analysis of baseline schedules and budgets to actual schedule and budget to determine case of scope and/or cost creep
  • Provide negotiation support as needed

Project examples include:

Defense Advanced Research Projects Association (DARPA)

darp_dhsBCS provided budget analysis and cost estimating support to DARPA in support of their 302,000 sf consolidation project.

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

logo_dhsTransportation Security Administration (TSA). BCS provided scheduling support to the TSA Real Estate Services office, including developing and implementing a Microsoft Project Schedule Training Program for the Federal staff. BCS led several training sessions for the Federal government staff. Training focused on creating initial schedules using the TSA baseline schedule, updating the schedules and tracking progress, and generating various types of reports. BCS staff also provided on-site support services related to the development of project schedules and schedule review

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