Cost Estimating Services

Carine provides construction cost estimating as a value-add to support
construction management or as a stand-alone service to owners

Carine provides construction cost estimating as a value-add to support construction management or as a stand-alone service to owners. Our team applies over 40 years of construction estimating experience to develop detailed, relevant estimates on projects of many types and sizes.

Carine develops accurate conceptual estimates early in project development to support decisions on capital expenditures. Our estimating team can quickly compare the cost of various project scenarios before design begins. Carine integrates estimate updates with constructability reviews at each design milestone. Our cost estimating skills complement project budgeting throughout the project life cycle.


Broken down by MasterSpec Trade Division with full detail and summary level formats

Design, permitting, and other soft costs included to present total project cost

Expected accuracy range and contingency applied per AACE Guidelines

Estimating Techniques

Proven “build it in our head” approach

Costsbase on relevant historical data

Unit costs adjusted for project size, complexity

Consider non-productive labor

Project-specific constraints; site access

Crew size; local, trade-specific labor

Escalation using ENR cost factors


Industry Experience



Material Handling

Food and Beverage




Research and Development

Warehouse Distribution

Commercial Office, High-Rise


Cost Estimating Types



Facility assessments

Detailed / Design Milestones

Independent Estimates

Change order support


Our Clients

Based in Signal Hill, California, Carine’s cost estimating team has the resources to support owners, facilities, and projects throughout the U.S.
Clients include:

Pratt & Whitney

Northrop Grumman

The Boeing Company

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

Bloom Energy


Best Buy

Bastian Solutions


California State Universities

Niagara Bottling Company

Pyro Spectaculars Company

Dematic Corp.

DHL Supply Chain

Puma U.S.

Cedars Sinai Health

Sovereign Healthcare

Project Management

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