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ESTI-MATE Module    
Estimating New Construction & Repair for Commercial & Naval

ESTI-MATE provides the power and flexibility to develop complete, accurate cost and pricing information to reduce risk and successfully win contracts. It can develop both new construction and repair/modernization project estimates, and has features that support modular construction and out-sourced subcontracting pricing options. ESTI-MATE organizes costs by work breakdown structures that can be cross-related to construction zones and product modules. Libraries are available to use standardized work packages and parametric functions that reflect actual manufacturing and construction rates. The system accommodates multiple project contracts with the ability to time-phase pricing and rates across planned construction schedules.

              Perception ESTI-MATE Presentation

Systems Integration: ESTI-MATE can be integrated with WORK-PAC and MAT-PAC to automate setting of production budgets and management reserves. The latter systems also can be linked to ESTI-MATE's Return Cost Module to upload actual production costs for labor and material to develop improved cost estimating data for the shipyard.

The system offers links to popular design and engineering systems such as Proteus Engineering's Flagship (naval architecture and marine engineering software suite) and AutoDesk's AutoCAD to automate the cost and pricing of labor and material requirements directly from the design process. Other options generate from the estimate preliminary labor work packages and material purchasing requisitions for WORK-PAC and MAT-PAC, respectively.

Click here to see the ESTI-MATE toolbox of flexible and easy-to-use estimating functions.

Click here to see Using ESTI-MATE For New Construction

Click here to see Using ESTI-MATE For Ship Repair

Click here to see Organizing An Estimate & Sample Cost Proposal


Click here to see EXCEL Design & Construction Cost Models

Click here to see EXCEL Ship Repair & Maintenance Cost Models

Click here to see EXCEL Commercial Ship Life Cycle Cost Models

Click here to see EXCEL Military Ship Life Cycle Cost Models

Click here to see EXCEL Industrial Structures Cost Model

Click here to see EXCEL Bulker Forebody Replacement Cost Model

Click here to see Sample 150 Meter Offshore Cutter Design & Construction Cost Estimates 

Click here to see Looking for Cost Drivers (PDF paper) 

Click here to see Impact of Ship Outfit Density on Production Labor Costs (PDF paper)


PERCEPTION Cost Libraries:

Click here to see stand-alone EXCEL library of New Construction Cost Estimating Relationships (CERs)

Click here to see stand-alone EXCEL library of Ship Repair Cost Estimating Relationships (CERs)

Click here for a presentation on the cost savings benefits of extended modular construction

Please contact us if you have any questions about ESTI-MATE or our other PERCEPTION software products and services.

PERCEPTION Software Modules

The bidding and estimating module.  ESTI-MATE is the tool to develop accurate and complete contract cost and pricing proposals.

The materials management module.  MAT-PAC accommodates the special needs of purchasing contract  materials and stock supply.

The automated scheduling module.  PERT-PAC develops integrated engineering, purchasing and production schedules.

The labor and manpower management module.  WORK-PAC is the tool to improve management of work performance.


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