I started my career at Blauch Brothers in April 1988 in the sheet metal shop. After a few years working in the shop, an opening for a sheet metal estimator position became available and I was asked whether or not I was interested. After a few years of estimating, I began running the sheet metal division as well as estimating.
Cost estimating and cost management tools continue to be developed and will be added to the department’s estimating tool box as they become available. Please note that while cost estimating in support of design-bid-build projects is covered in depth in this manual, there are certain other conditions, such as design-build project delivery,