A building estimator or cost estimator is an individual that quantifies the material
, and equipment needed to complete a construction
project. Building cost estimating can concern diverse forms of construction from residential properties to hi-rise and civil works.
Both estimators and quantity surveyors must have a background education in the construction industry.
Representative professional bodies
which regulate property professionals:
* Entry to membership of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
(United Kingdom) is via four main routes: academic
, and senior professional
and has links with a number of universities worldwide, with whom they have accredited approved courses.
*The American Society of Professional Estimators
- a non profit association which promotes construction
estimating as a professional field of endeavor. Professional estimators use Construction Estimating Software
*The Consulting Estimator Forum is a non profit group which promotes professional construction bidding
and estimating practices. Professional estimators use Construction Estimating Software
*Construction Estimating Software
External linksASPE NationalThe Building Estimator's Reference Book The Building Estimator's Guide
Category:Construction and extraction occupations
Category:Real estate valuation