In 2019, it is more likely that the last communication with your best friend was through a screen rather than face to face. This is not an article on millennials; rather, I want you to consider how you’re communicating on your projects today versus five or 10 years ago.
It’s an expression parents have heard millions of times: “Dad! I have to go to the bathroom.” A sudden flash of panic hits your face. Your brain immediately goes into overdrive to begin your assessment of the situation.
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.