Cost Estimating

Estimating can be fraught with broad assumptions and incorrect processes. Estimating, by analogy alone, particularly in the early stages, is notoriously inaccurate and often leads to major cost overruns — sound familiar?

MIEngineers is a leading provider of independent first principles-based cost estimating services at the early stages of infrastructure project design.

For over 25 years we have delivered estimates for literally thousands of infrastructure projects, so it is fair to say we know the estimating business intimately. We have developed a best practice approach based on first principles estimating which, combined with the skills and processes to get the estimate right, gives infrastructure managers clear control over their projects.

Whether it is roads, rail, light rail, ports or building and construction, we help infrastructure planners and developers work with confidence to deliver quality, value for money infrastructure in a reliable and timely manner. Our team of over 30 specialist cost engineers in Australia and the UK can be deployed to suit most projects and locations.

As consulting cost engineers, we deliver the same expertise and knowledge as a bidding contractor but with the advantage of complete independence. This enables us to provide clients with robust benchmarking and evaluation of contractors’ cost submissions to ensure they deliver value for money.

Our technical expertise is augmented by extensive design and construction know-how. Our cost engineers have real world design and construction experience and all of our people receive intensive ongoing training in first principles estimating. This enables us to identify and account for likely construction methodologies, project risks and issues in our estimates – and that means peace of mind for our clients.

As a part of our Design | Cost | Deliver philosophy, our substantial value-added services include value engineering and risk management exercises. We can also assess alternative construction methods and programmes, and undertake engineering contract administration, design and project management services.

For further details, please contact our Practice Leader Cost Estimating.

Cambridge Bypass

New Zealand
Total Project Value: 
$275M

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