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The Chief Estimator Software

This integrated estimating system has capabilities that span the
range of major international infrastructure projects, from
petrochemical, gas pipeline, power projects, highways and toll
routes, to dams and tunnels, bridges, airports, marine facilities,
transit systems, commercial buildings, & industrial facilities.

A Wealth of International Experience: This

System, evolved from bidding and managing International
Infrastructure Projects over a span of 25 years, as a Contractor,
Engineer, Developer, Operator and Concessionaire.

Over the years, this estimating software has delivered estimates and
cost reports for many of the worlds major International Infrastructure
Projects including:

Type of Projects
Heavy Civil Projects: Prepare
unit price estimates based on
labor and equipment crews and
production rates.
Petrochemical & Gas: develop
multi-level work breakdown
structures (WBS).

International Airport, located in Toronto Canada, one of the

worlds first privately financed international airports.

Build Own Transfer (BOT):

Integrate Construction Capital
Costs, Operation & Maintenance
(O&M) and Developer Fees.
Export Multi-Currency Cash
Flows for Project Financial

TransCanada Pipeline, one of North Americas largest pipeline


Design Build Projects: Prepare

Conceptual Estimates including
Construction & Engineering.

Norde-Sur Highway, 50 km long Build Own Operate Toll Road

located near downtown, Santiago Chile.

Steel Plant, international steel fabrication upgrade project.

Project Management: Setup

multilevel Project Workbreakdown Structures, award
Procurement Packages and apply
Management fees.

Vancouver Sky Train, an elevated Light Rail System, the first

stage constructed in the 1980s and the last stage currently
planned for the 2010 Winter Olympic games.

Aircraft Maintenance Hangers, a series of privately financed

full service aircraft hangers designed to accommodate wide
body aircraft in Damman, Riyadh and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Cable Stayed Bridge, major design build bridge over the

Mississippi River near Baton Rouge Loiusiana.

Bandaranaike International Airport, located in Columbo, the

capital of Sri Lanka, funded by International Aid agencies.

Sea to Sky Highway, expansion of the mountain highway for

the 2010 Winter Olympics near Vancouver Canada.

Toll Route Toronto, one of North Americas first privately

financed electronically tolled highways.

Tunnel Project, located in Western Canada, one of the worlds

largest railway tunnel projects.

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Building Projects: Award

subcontract quotations on
commercial and residential lump
sum bids.
Industrial Projects: Bid based
on man-hour factors and
composite labor rates. Compare
and award mechanical and
electrical bid packages.

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Focus on International Projects: These types of projects

normally bring together parties from all over the world that create
unique problems from bidding in different currencies, procuring
suppliers from different countries and estimating and managing
costs using different measurement systems. This is an International
Estimating System that is designed to prepare estimates and control
project costs in multi-currencies.

Complete Range of Projects

Build Own (BOT) Projects:

The International Project

Estimating System has been used to bid some of the largest
International BOT Projects in the world. These Projects normally
involve Public Private Partnerships, brought together to jointly to
bid and develop these projects over an extended concession period,

Contractors, Operators, Equipment Suppliers and Engineers create

Joint Venture Development Companies to Design, Construct and
Operate these Infrastructure Projects. Estimates must be prepared
for the Capital Cost of Construction, Equipment, Rolling Stock,
Operation & Maintenance, Concessionaire Expense and Financing.
This creates unique problems associated with satisfying all the
demands of the various parties involved. The Estimate Work
Breakdown can be exported to Microsoft Project and Primavera to
create schedules that can be re-imported into the Chief Estimator to
generate detailed Cash Flows to accurately predict the return on
investment in order to procure Project Financing.
All reports can be automatically generated into Excel or Adobe
formats for integration.

Design Build Projects: These projects require multiple

estimates to be created during the life of a project. The projects
require separate estimates for Design and Construction activities.
When the Project is first conceived, Conceptual Estimates are
prepared based on space and use requirements only. The
International Project Estimating System allows users to import and
prorate unit costs based on project size from a library of unit rates or
directly from previous estimates in order to prepare conceptual
estimates. As the project evolves, the project performance can be
monitored in real time using Earned Value methodology.

Project Management Projects:

Many large Industrial

Projects are constructed using the Project Management model.
These projects are often too complicated to accurately define the
scope of work early on in the project. Complex Work-breakdown
Structures (WBS), must be prepared to organize the project into
distinct procurement packages that can be tendered out to specialty
sub-contractors. The International Project Estimation System allows
estimators to create multi-level breakdowns as well as sort the
estimate by Procurement Bid Package, Workgroup and Location.

The Chief Estimator Software

Fully Integrated System

Bid Summary: Summarize estimates
according to Direct Costs, Plant Costs,
Indirect Costs, Engineering and
Project Management.
Work-breakdown (WBS): Create an
unlimited number of drill-down
summary levels.
Import List of Items: Import lists of
items prepared in excel and import
into the estimate work-breakdown.
Work Assemblies: Import pre-set
assemblies of work from resource files
or previous estimates.
Productivity: Bid using production
rates or historical man-hour factors..
Vendor Quotations: Summarize and
sort vendor quotations..
Bid Closing: Compare & award
subcontract and material supply
Multiple Currencies: Estimate and
track costs in the currency of origin.
Material Control: summarize bid
resources by category.
Chart Resource Loading: plot
selected resources over time.
Report in Excel & Adobe Format:
Generate reports directly into Excel or
Adobe Format for insertion into
Link to Scheduling: real time link to
Microsoft Project. Import WBS into

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The Bid Closing module within the system also allows users to
compare and award tenders on individual items or complete
packages. The system also allows these packages to be entered in
their currency of origin. Industrial Projects are often designed in
modules. These modules can be saved and imported into other
estimates that require similar assemblies that can be updated to
reflect the productivity, resource rates and the currency of the
current project.

Construction Projects: The International Project Estimating

Software has its roots in bidding hard money Construction
Contracts. The heart of the system is based on a library of resource
rates including; labor, equipment, material and subcontracts. The
labor and equipment resources can be built into crews and various
material resources combined into material assemblies.
The above features are common to most domestic estimating
systems. The power of the International Project Estimating system is
the ability to create multiple rates for the same resource in the same
file in multiple currencies in both metric and imperial measurement
The resource files allow the users to enter total resource rates or
use the system to generate payroll burdens and equipment
operating and ownership costs. Unique to the estimating system is
the ability to create custom resource burden formula.
The estimating system also allows crews with production rates or
conceptual unit rates to be selected from a standard resource file or
entered directly on the fly into the bid. The system lets the estimator
import a list of items directly from digital files prepared by the client
or other members of the proposal team.
Civil Contractors bidding on unit price projects can spread and
unbalance overhead and profit over their bid items. Building
Contractors bidding on hard money projects can use the Bid Closing
Module for comparing and selecting last minute quotations from
suppliers and subcontractors. Industrial Contractors can enter and
compare quotations on subcontract packages. Subcontractors can
link external digitizing boards to the Takeoff Assembly Module within
the software.

Our Foundation is Strong: The strength of the International

Project Estimation & Project Control System comes from years of
experience bidding and managing International Petrochemical, Civil,
Building and Industrial Construction Projects. Here are just a few of
the bids closed using the system;

National Bank of Dubai Headquarters, one of the Middle

Easts most recognizable building projects.

Haroub Earth Fill Dam, located in the Sahara Desert south of

Tunis, Tunisia.

Turbo Refinery, petrochemical plant located just north of

Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

The Chief Estimator Software

Estimating Features
Resource Files: Create multiple
resource files. The same resource can
have multiple rates in different
currencies and measurement systems.
Resource Breakdown: Generate
Payroll Burden Formula. Summarize
Equipment Ownership Costs and
Operating Costs.
Standard Crews: Bid using standard
crews & production rates or utilize
man-hour factors.
Bid on the Fly: Enter resources by
selecting from the resource file or
create and enter resources and crews
directly into the bid.
Spread Unit Prices: spread and
unbalance unit prices automatically.
Alternate Bids: Create alternate bids
for the same item, compare sub bids
against your estimate.

International Features
Metric or Imperial: Bid concurrently in
either the metric or imperial.
Multiple-Currency: Convert complete
resource files between different
Foreign Currency Quotations: enter
vendor quotations in foreign
currencies and automatically convert
to the currency of the estimate.
Alternate Currency Reports: bid in
one currency and print reports in
another currency.

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Left Bank Out-fall Project, World Bank funded subsurface

drainage and reclamation project located in Pakistan.


Chateau Lake Louise, complete rehabilitation of one of the

worlds most scenic hotel destinations.

Windows: true 32 bit technology,

Windows 9x/ME/NT/XP, VP6 Active
X, Internet Compatible, SQL

Islamabad International Airport: expansion to airport located

outside the capital of Pakistan.

Gas Distribution Network, 450mm mainline in Mumbai India.

The Latest in Technology:

We are committed to ensuring

that the software keeps pace with the latest technology. A user
friendly interface guides the estimator, step by step through the
estimating and project controls process.

Multi-user or Standalone: work

alone or in a network environment.
Web Enabled: logon remotely
through the internet utilizing Citrix
Excel & Adobe Format: generate
reports directly to Excel & Adobe.

Work alone, in a network environment or logon through the internet.

Multiple estimators and project control staff can work on the same
project at the same time. Estimate, Resource and Project files can
be saved on the network, on your desktop or e-mailed to remote
offices through the internet.
Users have the option of generating their reports directly into Excel
and Adobe formats. These reports can then be distributed via e-mail
to management, partners and clients or inserted directly into

A User Friendly Interface:

Easy to Read Reports:

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