Project Controls

Location factors: The important ingredient in Project Cost Estimation

Before starting a Cost Estimation for a technical project, it is important to have the knowledge of both the content and the circumstances of the project. One should be aware of the specific details during project execution along with an overview of the required equipment and labour activities. These particular conditions are captured by location factors, which is essential for a reliable cost estimate. 

  • Construction Industry Project Benchmarking: 3 Best Practices

    In the construction industry, there is fierce competition, generally on price. Multiple construction contractors bid for the same project. Based on these bids, the client decides which contractor should do the work. Construction companies want to bid the best to win and get the work. However, the bid should stay realistic and manageable. Otherwise, the contractor will not make a profit by executing the project. 

  • Cost Management Matters: 5 reasons for cost overruns in projects controls

    Proper planning is the key to a successful project, but of course, there are a few problems beyond the realm of planning as it is not always possible to predict what would happen after a project starts. One of the major problems is the cost overrun. Besides the underlying nature of massive and complex projects, poor execution of project management leads to increased costs. A good project management team must be capable of identifying the possible sources of cost overruns early and mitigate their effect.

  • Project controls improvement opportunities in times of coronavirus

    “Every downside has its upside” is one of the most proclaimed quotes of Johan Cruijff, one of the most famous Dutch football players (and amateur philosophers) of all times. Now you’re probably asking yourself: “What’s the link between football & project controls?”. Well, nothing really, but as a company, we’re proud of our entrepreneurial and positive Dutch heritage and therefore adapted our business swiftly to the unprecedented coronavirus crisis that we’re facing globally. 

  • Van Oord using Cleopatra Enterprise to improve the quality of tender estimations in Offshore Wind Business

    Van Oord, one of the world's most renowned dredging and offshore contractors, has selected Cleopatra Enterprise as their cost estimation software of choice.