Skip to main content

Training and best practice

A range of courses to help clients and contractors develop high levels of in-house estimating and scheduling skills


The Benchmark Estimating team are experienced in delivering high quality and engaging cost estimating training to both government and private organisations.

We offer a wide range of training courses which cater to all levels, whether your staff are new to the estimating department or experienced estimators looking to refresh their skills.

Available courses:

  • Fundamentals of Cost Estimating
  • Advanced First-Principles Estimating
  • Practical Estimating Workshop
  • Three-Point Estimating Techniques
  • Estimating Risk and Uncertainty
  • Construction Scheduling
  • Early Stage Estimating

We know finding the time for training can be difficult, so we offer a half-day introductory course, a full-day course and a two-day deep-dive into estimating best practice.

Benchmark Estimating’s training offers a concise and comprehensive experience along with interactive assessments and quizzes to ensure that knowledge is being retained by the students.

Best practice

Benchmark Estimating have a highly experienced team of professional cost engineers available to develop best estimating practices for our clients.

With specialised construction cost estimating knowledge and the expertise to assess and review a client’s current estimating practice, our engineers can see where processes can be upgraded and optimised to fulfil the desired outcomes.

Process design and implementation

We design and implement tailored estimating processes for our clients to ensure best practice. Recent commissions include:

  • Estimating process design and associated procedures
  • Authorship of cost estimation manuals
  • Development of work breakdown structures