Quest Estimating Tool – Quest / eQuest
Estimation for Capital Works
Quest is an estimating tool to aid estimators in the preparation of capital cost estimates. The system does not preempt the important contribution the estimator makes to an estimate, however, the system does relieve the estimator of much of the number crunching that is inherent in the generation of an estimate.
The system is designed essentially as a computerization of the steps normally undertaken manually in the preparation of an estimate. To achieve maximum benefit of the system, all estimate details should be input and / or updated by the individual estimator responsible for estimating that part of the scope, thus allowing the estimator to review and accept “standard” units from the uniform estimating guide.
Quest has undergone a complete ground up redevelopment using Microsoft’s .NET framework technologies and also has a new name – eQuest – to reflect its new enterprise features (see below).
eQuest has benefited from the pioneering carried-out during the development of eCMS and has inherited most of the database, business layer and user interface design, structures, techniques and technologies.
eQuest is currently undergoing beta testing and is available as a cloud based trial version.