<![CDATA[ccg-estimating.com - Blog]]>Thu, 08 Oct 2020 10:00:31 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Big Data and its impact on Cost Estimating]]>Tue, 06 Oct 2020 03:55:26 GMThttp://ccg-estimating.com/blog/october-05th-2020Project Control Academy has posted a blog article based on Larry Dysert's presentation "Emerging Trends and their Impact on the Future of Cost Estimating" at the 2020 Project Control Summit. This blog article describes the impact that Big Data will have on cost estimating. View the article ​here.]]><![CDATA[New White Papers Posted]]>Mon, 06 Jul 2020 21:39:17 GMThttp://ccg-estimating.com/blog/new-white-papers-postedConquest Consulting Group has posted two new White papers that were prepared for the 2020 AACE International Conference and Expo. Visit our White Paper Page. Or click on the following:
Supporting Estimates with Effective Scope of Work Definition
Early Conceptual Estimating Methodologies

Note that the White Papers were originally published by AACE International, and reprinted with the permission of AACE International.
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<![CDATA[Impacts of Covid-19 in construction]]>Tue, 30 Jun 2020 17:18:50 GMThttp://ccg-estimating.com/blog/impacts-of-covid-19-in-constructionThe current COVID-19 pandemic is definitely impacting both current and planned construction projects. Larry Dysert of Conquest Consulting Group is participating as part of a multi-organization task force investigating the impacts of COVID-19 on construction.
Among the issues being evaluated are changes at the construction sites to accommodate a safe construction work site, such as 1) requirements for pre-screening of personnel at site entry points, 2) increased levels for site cleaning and sanitation, 3) establishing and enforcing social distancing guidelines, 4) required changes in personnel protection equipment,  5) establishing self-reporting health guidelines and communication for site personnel, and 6) provision of contact tracing for site personnel that develop symptoms.

These issues may have impacts on both direct construction costs (e.g. labor productivity impacts), as well as construction indirect costs (e.g. costs for additional consumables, or for additional indirect personnel).

<![CDATA[2020 AACE International Conference & Expo]]>Fri, 26 Jun 2020 13:45:25 GMThttp://ccg-estimating.com/blog/2020-aace-international-conference-expo
Conquest Consulting Group will once again be attending and presenting at AACE International's 2020 Virtual Conference & Expo.  This conference will provide a combination of live sessions from June 28-July 3 2020, and approximately 70 recorded sessions. In addition, networking events and continuing education seminars will be provided. Larry Dysert and Bruce Elliott of Conquest Consulting Group present a live session on Conceptual Estimating Methods on July 1. Larry Dysert and Todd Pickett recorded a session on Supporting Estimates with Effective Scope of Work Definition.
Cost engineering leaders from around the world will be providing exciting technical presentations that provide practical knowledge for you to apply immediately to your projects! Join the networking event on July 1 at 6pm (EDT) to listen to the amazing music of Giri and Uma Peters, two young award-winning instrumentalists setting the Bluegrass and Old-Time Music world on fire.
<![CDATA[2020 Project ContROL SUmmit]]>Fri, 26 Jun 2020 05:02:12 GMThttp://ccg-estimating.com/blog/2020-project-control-summitThe 2020 Project Control Virtual Summit provides over 30 live presentations on a variety of project control topics from June 1st to July 17, 2020. Rise Up! Navigating Tomorrow Together is the theme for the summit, which is organized by the Project Control Academy. A global set of illustrious speakers and thought leaders from around the area are presenting on project control strategies and topics required to navigate tomorrow during these unprecedented time. Larry Dysert from Conquest Consulting Group presented the topic Emerging Trends and their Impact on the Future of Cost Estimating on June 12, 2020.
This session explored the data driven future, 5D estimating, ​and predictive analytics and their applicability to the future of cost estimating. Larry also discussed the use of new technologies such as augmented and virtual reality, robots in construction, and new construction materials and methods. Changing project ownership and collaboration models were also examined. Contact the Project Control Academy at support@projectcontrolacademy.com for more information.