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    Our Featured Projects

  • University of Massachusetts Medical School Albert Sherman Center

    University of Massachusetts Medical School Albert Sherman Center

  • Choate Rosemary Hall Kohler Environmental Center

    Choate Rosemary Hall Kohler Environmental Center

  • Ellie Caulkins Opera House

    Ellie Caulkins Opera House

  • Harvard Business School Tata Hall

    Harvard Business School Tata Hall

  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Lunder Building

    Massachusetts General Hospital, Lunder Building

  • Penn State University Hershey Medical Center Children's Hospital

    Penn State University Hershey Medical Center Children's Hospital

  • Texas A&M University Zachry Engineering Building Renovation and Addition College Station

    Texas A&M University Zachry Engineering Building Renovation and Addition College Station

  • The University of Tennessee University Center

    The University of Tennessee University Center

  • Thomas Jefferson University Master Plan

    Thomas Jefferson University Master Plan

  • University of Kansas McCollum Hall Replacement

    University of Kansas McCollum Hall Replacement

  • Worcester State University Athletic Center

    Worcester State University Athletic Center

  • Yale University Art Gallery

    Yale University Art Gallery

Vermeulens Cost Consultants

History

Since our inception in 1972 and in partnership since 1961, Vermeulens has been a leader and an innovator in our specialty of pre-construction cost control. Vermeulens developed the elemental estimating systems, line item estimate computer reports, and computer graphic take off processes that have become standard throughout the industry. Our process has created the largest construction cost database in the industry.

Economics

For thirty years we have been reporting on the state and direction of the construction market. Our guiding philosophy in forecasting is that inflation targets will propel monetary policy and subsequently construction prices. This approach has been successful at forecasting price movements through the last recession, and current recovery. Our quarterly publication of construction cost trends in our Market Outlook guides construction forecasting for our cost control process in real time.

Cost Control

Vermeulens specializes in pre-construction services which includes, master plan analysis, program estimating, schematic through contract documents cost estimates, reconciliation of scope to budget, value engineering, and bid review.

  • Accuracy: Our estimates fall within five percent of bids nineteen times out of twenty, which leads to ninety percent of our clients being repeat or referral
  • Optimization: Our database provides comparative information on thousands of design solutions that deliver the best for the least cost

Sustainability

Our cost control process delivers lean solutions that Save up front and Save over time. We document these savings and provide life cycle analysis so that your project achieves Green at No Cost.

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Architectural Resources Cambridge

"I understand that all of your MEP staff are either mechanical or electrical engineers and are therefore able to project what has not yet been drawn. In my opinion, this is one of the most valuable things you bring to the table."

- Architectural Resources Cambridge

Architerra

"Consistently, we find that Vermeulens® has more enthusiasm and expertise than any other cost estimator with whom we've worked."

- Architerra

McGill University Health Centre

"Your involvement with the MUHC Project has created new standards in construction estimating in the Quebec Health Care System."

- McGill University Health Centre

Partners (Healthcare)

"Your team's ability to address cost issues as they related to the ever-changing technology of healthcare is impressive."

- Partners (Healthcare)

Payette

"We enjoy pushing the envelope of design with you at our side to enable the team to deliver within a realistic budget."

- Payette

Perkins + Will

"Vermeulens has been very supportive of the client's vision from the very inception of the work."

- Perkins + Will

The University of Chicago

"The accuracy of your estimate on our $200 million dollar (job) gave the University the confidence to test our project in the construction market. This strategy resulted in the University saving more than $10 million from the estimates provided by others. This is quite a return on the investment we made in your fee."

- The University of Chicago

Truex Cullins & Partners Architects

"Every bid project we've worked on with Vermeulens Cost Consultants, during the past twenty plus years, has come in within the prepared and accepted budget range."

- Truex Cullins & Partners Architects

UOIT

"We need accurate estimates to manage an aggressive construction schedule with limited resources of time and money. I can safely state that our needs were met by Vermeulens®"

- UOIT

Virginia Performing Arts Foundation

"As we wrestled with the scope changes, value engineering, schedule issues, and funding questions you have never strayed from helping us to keep our eye on the bottom line."

- Virginia Performing Arts Foundation

Walsh Brothers

"Our collaborations are marked by openness, a mutual respect of differing opinions, and a willingness to assimilate a complete picture based on the information regardless of the source."

- Walsh Brothers

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