Wallace Program Management

Estimating Approach                                              

Our philosophy is that construction costs should be controlled during design.  We understand timely cost management is an essential element in any successful design. Unfortunately this important activity is often not given the attention it requires because pressing schedules imposed by clients or other factors beyond the design team’s control.   

Ian Wallace works closely with the design team to provide feedback on cost and constructability to accomplish your Project goals within established budgets.  Our estimators will be available to provide value engineering and comparative cost analysis so system and materials can be evaluated and managed at the time critical Design decisions are being made.

Cost management is best accomplished through a progressive cost estimating approach.  This process begins with a Conceptual or Schematic Design phase estimate that will validate, or challenge, the established Budget.  This estimate will provide a baseline for the project by system.   As the design progresses, the Design Development estimate will become more detailed to describe the building system components and the process will be repeated again for the 90% to 100% Construction Document estimate prior to issuing Bid Documents.  

The 90% CD estimate provides opportunity to develop Bid Alternates to help manage the overall project cost using market based pricing once the bids have been received and to be sure that the Owner gets the most possible building for the money that they have to spend.  

Ian Wallace utilizes a progressive estimating system, which has proven to control project costs during the Design Phase, and to keep the Owner and the Design Team informed of the cost at each phase of design.  Ian Wallace will utilize current and local cost data in the preparation of the estimates.  Please call or e-mail us for more specific information on the Ian Wallace process at each submittal level.

Our estimating team targets cost estimate accuracy within 4% of the successful bidder on projects ranging in size from $100 thousand to $100 million.

If you would like more information about our company or the services we provide, please contact Steven Losie at


Ian Wallace, LLC
4327 S Hwy 27, Suite 178
Clermont, FL 34711
Phone:     407-508-9053      
Fax:          678-248-2050
Email:      stevelosie@gmail.com

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