Construction estimators are the “unsung heroes” of the construction industry, often working behind the scenes to ensure the success of a project. The estimator’s work is critical for project planning, budgeting, and bidding, helping to guide a project’s cost and feasibility.
Although an estimator’s role is to estimate expenses, including materials, labor, equipment, and other resources, they often give businesses a competitive edge by streamlining the work and costs associated with significant construction projects.
Estimators may work for construction companies, subcontractors, architectural firms, or as independent consultants. However, the prime employers of estimators, construction companies in residential, commercial, and industrial sectors, are currently facing a worker shortage, including estimators.
Part of the problem is an aging workforce. As the trade association Associated Builders and Contractors notes. “With nearly 1 in 4 construction workers older than 55, retirements will continue to whittle away at the construction workforce” (source).
Finding qualified estimator talent takes work. To maintain a competitive edge, companies sourcing construction estimators may require the help of a construction staffing firm like NewConfig. Below, we discuss the three top challenges facing companies sourcing construction estimators.
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