Benchmark Estimating Client Testimonials
Invaluable assistance and expertise
“I wanted to thank Benchmark Estimating for the first class support provided to the Highways Agency. The Agency has been placed under very serious commercially related pressures and Benchmark’s expertise has been invaluable in helping to address these issues.
When the Highways Agency were looking for a supplier who could provide immediate expertise with estimating project costs in a more accurate and consistent way, Benchmark stood out as a talented consultancy that offered a unique service. Benchmark Estimating have provided invaluable assistance in preparing and reviewing the Agency’s major roads project estimates. Your work has always been timely and of the highest quality and we are delighted with the work you have done for us to date.
I hope that we can continue to work together in dealing with the Highways Agency’s change management agenda following the recent Nichols Review.”
Change Programme Office Leader
Major Project Directorate
Preferred software option for the Highways Agency estimating capability
“I would like to thank Benchmark Estimating Ltd for their support to the Highways Agency Commercial Division. Benchmark are the preferred software option for the UK Highways Agency estimating capability providing the Agency with word leading estimating software and estimating support.
When I challenged Benchmark to assist in developing a true three point estimating capability for highways construction they rose to the challenge working closely with us to provide the scope and direction to manage this significant software element of the larger estimating development project. Benchmark completed the software development, tested the software and rolled out the solution on to the Agencies network 6 weeks ahead of schedule. This capability has given the agency the ability to drive down capital costs whilst creating cost certainty for the capital programme.
Benchmark has worked hard to deliver this unique estimating capability and proves their commitment to deliver on time, cost and quality for their customers and for this I was extremely grateful and wish Benchmark a long and prosperous future.”
Head of Total Cost Management Highways Agency
“Benchmark’s Training teams’ open approach to knowledge sharing not only reinforced their confidence and experience in the industry but made our learning experience more relevant”
Civils Cost Estimating Ltd
Tailored to our specific needs
“during the recent training course, Benchmark ensured that the software was integrated with our existing system, and was tailored to our specific needs, the Benchmark staff sat with me and understood my process”
Chief Estimator and Contracts Manager
Highly professional, achieving high levels of client satisfaction
“Benchmark Estimating was employed by the Highways Agency to assist the Agency to undertake project cost estimate reviews and to challenge existing Project team estimates. The projects which they worked on are those in the National Roads programme and comprise projects valued in excess of £5m.
The projects which Benchmark assisted as part of a team in estimating for the Agency were motorway widening schemes; junction improvements and bypass schemes in the range of £290m to £3bn. The task involved acting as part of a team to interview project teams, investigate estimates, risk registers and programmes and undertake a global parallel estimate giving consideration to the stage of the project, the projects risks and uncertainties around quantum and fast response times to be adhered to.
Benchmark Estimating was highly professional in the way they conducted the reviews and challenged the information and provided a written report to give an audit trail. Their commercial acumen and knowledge of estimating greatly assisted the review. The company worked seamlessly within the team of client and consultant personnel. The Benchmark Estimating personnel were highly motivated and keen to ensure that the task was completed to the stringent times set and was of a high quality, in doing so they achieved high levels of client satisfaction. The individuals were also diplomatic and supportive in the way in which they interfaced with the project teams and this engineered trust and openness, greatly assisting the task.
On the above basis in my role as the re estimating work stream leader for the Nichols Implementation team for the Highways Agency I have no hesitation in recommending this company for a similar type of work related to estimating and challenging project estimates.”
Re Estimating Workstream Leader
MPD Change Management Team
Extremely informative and well organised
“The Workshop presented by Benchmark Estimating was extremely informative, well organised and opened up a whole new concept in estimating. Our Strategic Asset Management Group found great benefit from incorporating an understanding of Strategic, Concept and Detailed estimates into its planning process.”
Executive Officer Works
Leading edge estimating practices
“The workshop provided me with leading edge estimating practices to apply to my own work, and with the opportunity to share experiences and create a bond with people from other Councils.”
Coordinator Storm Water Design
Gold Coast City Council
Providing useful tips and shortcuts
“I wanted to get some useful tips and shortcuts from people who estimate all the time and the course certainly provided me with these. It was also great to see how different Councils run their estimating processes and how they capture their field data.”
Caboolture Shire Council
Addressing the grass roots of estimating
“Port Stephens Council had three participants attend, we found the Workshop to be very good at addressing the grass roots of estimating. The informal discussions between participants regarding estimating and project management were invaluable. The cross section of participants allowed a lot of information sharing. Well worth attending.”
Port Stephens Council
Obtaining current industry practices
“Our branch has recently been developing our resource-based estimating processes, and the workshop was seen as the next stage in the implementation of our estimating systems. As we have a number of people potentially involved in the estimating process it is important we adopt a consistent approach, using current industry practices.”
Works Business Manager
Logan City Council