Cost Modeling Using historical data and market trends, Rmasons will work with a team to create a line item budget of the project. Estimating Ramsons will provide complete estimates at each major phase of design. These estimates will be compared to the cost model. We'll also provide the architecs with comparison estimates as required during the design phase (i.e. an estimate showing the cost difference between the brick and split-faced block might be requested so the architect can determine whichever veneer to use). Targeted Value Engineering Ramsons will compare estimates to the cost model so we can identify specific line items that are trending over-budget. We'll also mkae recommendations of alternative designs. Scheduling Ramsons will work with the architect to develop a pre-construction schedule. Constructability reviews Remsons will carefully examine the plans are identify problems. Common issues include conflicting details, discontinued product colors and two construction elements taking up the same space. We'll prepare a report so the architect can make changes prior to the documents going out to be bid. Bidding Phase Ramsons will manage the bidding phase. We'll create bid packages, solicit bids, conduct the bid opening and evaluate the proposals.