Factors affecting estimating accuracy

R. Martin Skitmore*

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The tendency observed among the experts is to conceptualize a prototype or average building and make forecast adjustments for features in the test project which differed from this prototype. This article describes the results of some research with practicing estimators to determine more precisely the accuracy of estimates in the very early design stages and the effect of different types of project information.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Specialist publicationCost Engineering (Morgantown, West Virginia)
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1988
Externally publishedYes

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