Cost Estimating & Project Controls
Cost Estimating Services
The start of a successful project starts with a good idea and a well-founded estimate of the costs. Cost Engineering delivers solid cost estimating services based on best practices that have proven themselves.
With experience from 1000+ estimates performed worldwide, our cost engineers know what it takes to create a reliable cost estimate.
Be in total control
A good cost estimate is just the start. Controlling your cost is just as important to deliver a project within time and budget. Cost Engineering has more than twenty years of experience in controlling cost during project execution. Therefore, we know how to deal with all the aspects that could impact the success of a project. Learn more about Project Controls ›
Turnarounds & Maintenance
Cost Engineering not only has experience in greenfield and brownfield projects. Over the years we have also successfully managed many turnaround and maintenance projects.
From the tendering process to select the best contractors, to the cost control during execution, Cost Engineering brings the expertise needed for these complex and time driven projects.
Total Cost Management Software
The solution for the process industry used by Owners, Contractors and EPC firms.
Cleopatra Enterprise is the only solution developed by cost engineers, for cost engineers. Using the latest techniques that are advanced yet easy-to-use, Cleopatra allows you to work faster and more accurate at the same time. Cleopatra is the first tool on the market which fully integrates cost estimating and cost management.
Reliable Cost Estimating
Creating accurate estimates has never been easier. Cleopatra has built-in knowledge management so you never have to search for the information you are looking for. Sophisticated estimating methodologies are available to support each stage of your project, such as parametric cost models or intelligent import of MTO/BOQ sheets.
Accurate Cost Management
Cleopatra offers an integrated Cost Management module which seamlessly works together with the Cost Estimating module. That way you can easily recast your estimate into a cost management document. With the Cost Management module you can perform advanced forecasting, earned value management, change management and much more.
In-depth Project Analytics
Whether you work on a greenfield, brownfield, turnaround or maintenance project, Cleopatra is ready to support you. Through project analytics you will have an overview on your project portfolio. Templates and reports can incorporate business rules and save valuable time in delivering your results.
Reliable Cost Estimating Data
Up-to-date data for the process industry
The quality of your cost estimates depends heavily on your cost data. Having a complete and well-structured dataset makes your life as a cost estimator much easier. The Cost Engineering Standard Knowledgebase (CESK) offers you a vast array of information, used by companies worldwide. The included labor norms and cost data is considered an industry standard and covers a wide range of disciplines for various industries.
Industry standard knowledgebase
The CESK data is available in Cleopatra Enterprise as a structured and comprehensive knowledgebase. Users can choose from parametric equipment models to detailed unit-rate data for all typical project disciplines. With the central database architecture of Cleopatra, your knowledge remains secure and available when you need it.
Cost Engineering provides regular updates of the CESK Data to ensure the information reflects the latest market conditions. Because the data is open and transparent, users can also add their own knowledge and data to capture and maintain the information that is typical for your projects.
Third Party Data
In addition to the CESK Data, information from third parties can also be made available in Cleopatra Enterprise. For example, well known datasets such as Richardson and Page & Nations. Even your own cost library, whether in Excel or MS Access, can easily be converted into a Cleopatra knowledgebase.
Sharing knowledge and expertise
Cost engineering is at the heart of everything we do. As a result we are passionate to share our expertise with others.
The Cost Engineering Academy has various courses in the profession of cost engineering. Whether you want to learn more about cost estimating or cost control, the Cost Engineering Academy has the right program for you.
As part of the Academy course program, participants can choose to enroll in the Cost Engineering Skills and Knowledge certification course. This course prepares you for the AACE International certification exam, to become Certified Cost Technician (CCT) or Certified Cost Professional (CCP).
Approved Education Provider
Cost Engineering is proud to be awarded by the AACE International as an Approved Education Provider. This means that all our courses have been carefully examined and approved to the highest standards in the industry. All our trainers are certified themselves and will share practical examples from years of experience.
At Your Own Location
Next to the courses that are held at Cost Engineering’s office in the Netherlands, it is also possible to organize a custom training at a location of your own choice. As an additional benefit, we can tailor the course to include those topics that are specifically interesting to your business.
Too often cost estimating is underestimated (no pun intended…) as a profession within the overall project organization. Establishing the right budget is essential for the right decision making and selecting profitable projects. Of course, this is not the only factor of completing a project successfully within time and within budget. Proper cost control is also needed to keep the project within boundaries during execution. Without a good cost estimate, you are off to a bad start, so here are four tips that can help you improve your cost estimating results right away.