Just as a skilled construction manager knows how to deploy the right person at the right time to benefit the
goals of the construction project, a skilled estimator also plays a critical role in the successful delivery of
construction projects. For this application, consider the following scenario as you respond to the questions
below in a 500-word paper.
An owner asks you this key question, “Which PDS will best help me to control my cost?” How might you go
about answering this query?
Begin by selecting one PDS to utilize for this application. Select from D-B, D-B-B, B-O-T or IPD.
Using your selected PDS, analyze the role and level of importance of the estimator.
Use professional terminology to describe the levels of detail and accuracy estimators can achieve during
each phase of a given project using this PDS.
Address why the role of the estimator changes in different project delivery systems.
Finally, answer the question, “Which PDS will best help an owner to control his or her costs?