CONCEPTUAL COST ESTIMATING CLIENTELE
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is a discipline which is
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The Jain Temple URS Corporation
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A FA M I LY T R A D I T I O N S I N C E 1946
COMPANY PROFILE DJMCC provides services TYPE OF PROJECTS ESTIMATING
D. J. MALTESE COST in the field of systems analysis. D JMCC has built a strong E stimating is a mixture of
CONSULTING (DJMCC) A sample of project problems background with diversified science and art with a strong
is a firm in the practice of which have been undertaken expertise. This background, experience factor. It requires
professional cost estimating. to date include: along with dedication to specific the proper scientific knowledge
The firm was established in Cost-benefit studies client needs, allows us to offer of the materials, techniques,
1988 by Dominic J. Maltese, on the feasibility of our services on all systems, assembly, market
Jr., ASPE, CPE (formerly constructing earth-integrated
Good cost estimating doesn't cost...
Edward Colbert/Systems) and structures as opposed to earth-
is affiliated with D. J. Maltese,
a Construction Services firm.
The firm's base of operations Potential “pay-back”
is located at 630 South Main in the use of materials of
Street, Plymouth, Michigan, varying quality within a
structure, considering initial Dominic J. Maltese, Jr., ASPE, CPE
a suburb of Detroit in
southeastern Michigan. cost, product life, replacement
Conceptual, The principal thrust of requirements, maintenance
Schematic, Design DJMCC is that of enriching costs, and the impact of the
Development the values and processes of economic system under which types of commercial, industrial, climate and schedule restraints.
the work of architecture such a study is undertaken. residential and institutional It also requires the art of
through the application of Cost effectiveness projects. This includes understanding the project’s
new techniques born of the of the thermal improvement projects of new construction, intent, starting time and team
analytical sciences. To of existing structures in light remodeling, adaptive reuse, players involved.
represent the “age” in which of escalating energy costs. restoration and special Our computer cost models
we live and to function installations. have included both conceptual Dominic J. Maltese, Jr. ASPE,
professionally in terms of the Maximizing of plant and developed budget
utilization and efficiency
best that is available is the projections and design
during periods of construction. CPE is past President (1999)
guiding principle behind our estimating, as well as quantity
efforts. The computer and Evaluations of relative based estimating, cost-benefit
the computer sciences and costs of varying contractual modeling, building geometry
of the Associated General
experience are primary systems to achieve construction and site utilization optimizing.
instruments in use in our firm. goals. Our models encompass
We develop theory in our architectural, mechanical and Contractors of America, Detroit
daily applications, sometimes electrical disciplines. Cost
of techniques and
in answer to specific “client- analysis of project costs can
availability in the
originated” problems. start from geometric shapes Chapter and past President
production of contract
Some theories are merely and basic concepts. Through
a response to our own curiosity the various levels of architectural
The Jain Temple (interior)
General evaluations (1995-96) of the American
and a need to improve ways to development we monitor the
approach solutions to problems of multiple project as opposed project costs to keep your
general to our industry. to individual project project on budget. We work Society of Professional
construction, considering with you to flag possible cost
available technology and saving elements throughout the
current construction procedures. design process. Estimators, Detroit Chapter.