Construction Document Estimates are an itemized, detailed listing of the labor and material required for a project’s construction. The Architect or Designer issues progress documents for the Owner’s approval. As the documents are finalized, the architect and engineers select the materials and systems that will be used to erect the building. The estimator uses this information to update his/her take-off and to confirm his/her Design Development pricing assumption with vendors and subcontractors. These progress drawing and specifications are sometimes issued when the documents are 30%, 50%, 75% or 95% complete, depending on the Owner’s need.
Sample G is a 60% Construction Document Estimate for a new high school in the city of Chicago. This is a very detailed estimate, with forty-three pages of cost breakdowns.
Sample H is a 100% Construction Document Estimate for a new high school in the city of Chicago. This is the same high school project detailed in the 60% CD estimate. This is an even more detailed estimate with fifty-three pages of cost breakdowns.