Construction Cost Estimates - Managing Risk During Design


March 27, 2023

Location: Ramada Plaza, Regina



8:30am Registration

Michael Gabert, BTY
Director, Cost Management Services, PQS(F), MRICS, GSC
Michael is a Director at BTY with 13 years of industry experience. He joined BTY in 2011.

  • High level overview of classes of cost estimates & what information a cost consultant requires to complete these estimates. 
  • How to set budgets at a conceptual level for RFP writing. Information pertaining to different building types/classes
  • Challenges in the past year (i.e., “post-covid”)
10:45am Break

Saskatchewan Construction Association
Presentation by SKCA on construction cost trends. A discussion on cost increases driven by design – i.e., consultant could have designed/specified differently which would have reduced the project costs

12:00pm Lunch

SaskBuilds Panel Discussion

This panel discussion will focus on some things government clients consider when creating a project budget.


Construction Panel Discussion
Panel discussion, moderated by SKCA with general contractors, an architect, and an engineer. Discussion will include construction cost trends, and cost increases which were driven by design with specific examples to help designers/owners with construction costs, plus Q & A.

3:00pm Closing Remarks




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