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    Hi all,
    Can anybody help please? What are the best sources for project cost estimation that you would suggest? I mean if i finished a project design and i need to give a cost to my client; any datasheets, universal codes, steps, procedures,....?

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    For us, it's usually past projects, since similar projects usually have a similar cost, so if you've done something like it before, get a breakdown of your previous projects costs and look through it. You can also look at various pricing books (such as BCIS and SPONs in the UK) to get a very general idea about the cost of your building.

    If you want an accurate cost though, the best thing to do is to get a Quantity Surveyor to look over your project.

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    Thank you, any more specific suggestions?

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    Is this a one time cost roll-out or are you looking to develop a repetitive Estimation system for future Projects? Is your project Residential or Commercial in Nature?

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    Past projects and preliminary estimations by contractors. Prices per unit and revit scheduling get you a long way. Beware the trap of everything you did not model and therefor cannot schedule.

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    Yes I am looking to develop a repetitive estimation system for future projects.

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