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Office of Construction & Facilities Management


Cost Estimating

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CES provides oversight of the programs for construction cost estimating and budgeting, estimates overall construction costs, manages the value management program, and provides estimating support.

Our activities include:

  • Providing budgetary cost estimates and support for a variety of customers,
    programs, and initiatives, including major, minor, NRM, and lease projects.
  • Developing policy and requirements for budgetary construction cost
    estimates, budgeting, benchmarking, risk analysis, value engineering and projections.
  • Providing guidance and oversight of programs for construction cost
    estimating, benchmarking, and cost escalation.
  • Monitoring national and local construction market conditions and trends for
    impacts to construction costs and provides guidance on the impact to
    project budgets.



The below Cost Guides and Guidelines are shared openly for use. 

Note: VAMC, VBA, and NCA Cost Guides have been moved to the CFM Intranet site for VA use only.

Connect with us

  • Mailing address:
    810 Vermont Avenue NW (003C)
    Washington, DC 20420
  • Physical address:
    425 I Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20001
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