The most famous innovative time in our history is the industrial revolution. The mid- to late-1700s was the start of innovation becoming the norm in business and competition. Many world industries were astounded by the idea of a machine completing tasks once done by hand.
Conceptual estimating is more of an art than a science. It’s impossible to predict everything that might occur on a project but make sure to communicate your design vision with the entire team to avoid as much value engineering as you can.