Estimators price the cost of construction projects so that the relevant contractor can bid for work at an appropriate level. Their pricing work involves considering the price of materials, dealing with suppliers and doing take-offs from construction drawings so they can accurately estimate the materials involved. This work is mainly office based with occasional site visits and regular busy workloads due to the importance of complying with deadlines for bids. Estimators work for a variety of contractors and can specialise in distinct disciplines – for example main contractor estimators may be from a civil engineering or quantity surveying background, while a mechanical estimator may have worked as a mechanical building services engineer or be from a plumbing background.
Clare is a county in western Ireland with terrain ranging from rolling countryside to craggy Atlantic coastline. The Burren, a uniquely rocky wilderness area, shelters Stone Age monuments and ancient churches, and atop the 213m-high Cliffs of Moher, O’Brien’s Tower offers sweeping ocean views.. Outside the gateway town of Shannon, 15th-century Bunratty Castle and its folk park reenact medieval-era banquets.