Davis, Pickering & Co., Inc. strives to deliver all of our projects at a world class level of Safety and Quality and we believe this begins with a comprehensive, world class estimate. Our Estimating Group utilizes a state of the art estimating program by McCormick Systems that allows us to take off large projects in a very short period of time along with allowing several estimators to work on the same project simultaneously. This system also allows us to stay updated on material pricing on a daily basis which allows us to submit more accurate bids every day.
Coupled with our McCormick System is a program called On Screen Takeoff that allows us to perform takeoff on drawings that have been saved electronically and displayed on a large monitor. As the computer performs the takeoff, it is linked to the McCormick data base so that all materials are automatically deposited into the Audit Trail of the McCormick System. This process is capable of cutting takeoff time by more than one half.
Our estimating staff is comprised of a team of experienced and conscientious people who take their role in quality project delivery very seriously and work diligently to understand scope and schedule of all projects we have the opportunity to pursue. Our estimating staff is comprised of people with years of field installation experience, project supervision at a field level, management experience and estimating experience. As a team, we focus these skills and capabilities on our projects and produce comprehensive project budgets and plans.
In conjunction with our companies safety approach, our estimating team is involved in safety training and at all times a member of our estimating team is part of our internal “Safe Team” to be sure we are always conscious of our safety commitment and consider it as a large part of our approach to project estimating.
Our Estimating group is proficient in all aspects of project work including Industrial, Commercial and Institutional work. We are comfortable working on a wide range of design levels from fully designed scopes to partial plan budgeting and design build partnerships. We employ skilled personnel in communications and low-voltage systems as well as industrial instrumentation, logic and automation.