A building estimator or cost estimator is an individual that quantifies the materials, labor, 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, graduate, technical, 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.

See also

*AACE International *Construction Estimating Software *Cost engineering


External links

ASPE NationalThe Building Estimator's Reference Book The Building Estimator's Guide
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