Hewitt Estimating Consultants

We provide cost estimating consulting services for the infrastructure construction industry utilizing our own Chief Estimator Software. We provide both feasibility level as well as detailed construction estimates for contractors, engineering consultants, utilities, lender agencies and government departments along with independent third party estimates for litigation and audit purposes. Our expertise focuses on highway projects, bridge projects, light rail transit, tunnels, water power & dam projects and mining infrastructure.  We have also experience estimating major utility infrastructure projects including high voltage transmission lines and mainline pipelines as well as petrochemical & industrial infrastructure.Click on our portfolio tab under Estimating Services, to view a list of just some of the major projects we have estimated or scroll through the list of our client's below. Hewitt Estimating Consultants is a registered trade name of International Project Estimating Limited.

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The Chief Estimator Software

The Chief Estimator Software (.ipe) (©1992-2016) is construction estimation software we developed and have been using since 1992, estimating some of the biggest projects in the world. Our estimating software includes our comprehensive infrastructure cost data based on over 40 years of estimating experience.
The software interface is currently available in the English and French languages. On purchasing the software you can also request the user interface to be made available in additional languages including Spanish, Portuguese or Greek.  
Key Features of the Chief Estimator Software:
  • Multi-Level Estimate Breakdowns
  • Foreign Currency Support
  • Unit Price or Lump Sum
  • Award Vendor Packages
  • Chart Resources over Time

Infrastructure Cost Data

Our Infrastructure Cost Data is fully integrated with The Chief Estimator software, covering Infrastructure Construction including; Highways, Bridges, Airports, Transit Projects, Heavy Civil, Water Power & Dams, Tunnels, Mine Infrastructure, Sewer & Water, Mainline Pipeline, High Voltage Transmission Line, and Building Construction. The software comes complete with a comprehensive Master Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) covering all divisions of work. Our Construction Cost Data includes crews complete with production rates, material rates, subcontract rates and work assemblies. For heavy equipment users, the resource data includes ownership and operating costs for over 1400 pieces of construction equipment.

The IPE Master Resource File is included with the software. The resource file is currently available in the English and French languages. The software is designed to view the resources in English plus an additional alternate language. On purchasing the data we would be pleased to work with you to customize the resource data in a language of your choice including Spanish, Portuguese or Greek.

Also included with the software are over 20 Reference Estimate Files including most of the cost assemblies you will need to estimate infrastructure projects. Refer to our cost data page for more information on the reference erstimates that are included.

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A Few of Our Clients

SNC Lavalin

SNC-Lavalin is one of the leading engineering and construction companies in the world.

Dragados One of the world’s largest Civil Engineering Contractors. Dragados Construction Division in Canada has purchased several of our Infrastructure Estimate Cost Data Packages integrated with the Chief Estimator Software.
Rizzani De Eccher Rizzani are a world leaders in innovative erection technologies for rapid transit infrastructure projects. Rizzani’s USA division has purchased the Chief Estimator Software along with our Infrastructure Resource Cost Data. www.rde.it
Graham Ferrovial manages over 2,900 km of highways around the world. Ferrovial has purchased the Chief Estimator Software along with our Master Infrastructure Resource file to help them estimate their infrastructure projects. www.ferrovial.com.
MWH International engineering firm specializing in water power and dam construction.
Ontario Power Generation AECOM is one of the largest engineering firms in the world.


  • Infrasoft Solutions - Chennai India - provider of strategic solutions consulting across the Infrastructure Construction Sector in India as well as a reseller of the Chief Estimator Software.
  • BIM Engineering Solutions - Cairo Egypt, Dubai UAE & Kuwait City - providers of 3D software solutions and services in the Middle East as well as a reseller of the Chief Estimator Software.