Release Updates

2017–A Big Year for Benchmarking

2017 will be a big year for our team. We’ve been working hard for quite some time on a new benchmarking solution. While we’re still

2D + 3D + Sage Estimating = 5D BIM

We’ve all been waiting for an intuitive solution that complements VDC teams and estimators rather than forcing a process to fit technology. After the success of

Do the Math: BIM + Estimating = ?

IF User AND/OR Team = Max,Suite[Qtys(2D+3D+x)*Cost(L+M+E+S+O)*Schedule*Phase(Concept, SD, DD, CD)*Quality(Logistics, Constructability), Actual(Bid, Final),Capture:ALL->Benchmark] ELSE IF Typical, User Only OR User + 1,[User1:Trace(PDF), User2:Input(Qtys, Software/Excel), Send(Others(Schedule,Etc)]*REPEAT, Benchmark=Isolated/None]


AACEI 2016 Annual Conference

This year’s conference was held at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in Toronto, Canada. Once again, the AACEI staff put on a great conference in a great

Benchmarks for Spaceships

Aerospace contractors, private spaceflight companies, and NASA all maintain libraries of history and benchmarks for their spacecraft and equipment. They use this data to justify and validate

New Technology to Tackle 5D BIM Challenges

Virtual design and construction (VDC) practices today extend into all phases of the building life cycle—from design, through estimating and construction management, and onto building

Time to Take 5D BIM to the Next Level

Building information modeling (BIM) offers many benefits to the AEC industry. In my last post, “Three reasons why estimators are adopting BIM“, I pinpointed specifically

One Size Does Not Fit All

I am tall, thin, and wear rather wide shoes. One–size–fits–all does not work for me. In a car, I need more than the average legroom and headroom. A large shirt might be long enough, but the

Hensel Phelps–Sage Estimating

Hensel Phelps, ranked in the top 25 of ENR’s Top 400 Contractors list, chose Sage Estimating as its enterprise cost estimating software solution. Eos Group, Inc. planned and

Who Does the Heavy Lifting?

What’s the right approach to a cost estimating solution? Should the user be responsible for the heavy lifting, or should the system handle most of the work?