Construction Estimating Services

Thorough, timely and reliable estimating services for commercial, residential and industrial building projects.

Estimating Experience

Coming from a finance background, Moises Lopez has 10+ years experience working in senior and intermediate estimating positions for Sydney based building, construction and fit out companies, which has helped him develop a deep understanding in construction sequencing and the value of its components. His project experience has been broad, ranging in different complexities from large commercial fitouts, new builds, lobby upgrades, residential developments to small refurbishments.

The project exposure in dollar values ranges from $60,000 to $12 million for projects based in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia. Moises has completed a Bachelor of Commerce (accounting) and Bachelor of Building and Construction Management at the University of Canberra, and is accredited with the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors.

We use the following software

  • Cubit (buildsoft)
  • Mudshark (civil and earthworks)
  • Pryda Build 4 (structural timber and framing)
  • Bentley Rebar (reinforcement, concrete and formwork)
  • Microsoft Project (programming and scheduling)


Accent Estimating is a cost consultancy firm servicing the property, development and construction industry. We provide cost management, tendering and estimating services to meet the needs of builders, sub-contractors, architects, interior designers, shop fitters, home renovator and leasing agents for commercial, residential and industrial building projects.

We provide a niche service helping our clients with tendering and cost management solutions in all facets of construction and fitout projects, for those who do not have the requirement for a full time estimator. Moises has the networking capabilities to take on board clients Australia wide including inner city areas of Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra, Perth and Darwin.

Accent Estimating prides itself on creating accurate workable documents in a clear and timely manner. We are focused on meeting our clients’ needs with the view of forming long-term client relationships based on complete client satisfaction and understanding of each project from site commencement to completion.


1. How does your service work?

We prepare BOQ and estimates for complete construction projects in residential, commercial, industrial for builders and contractors who don’t have the time or resources to hire a full-time estimator.

2. What information do you give me?

We send a fully detailed BOQ and cost plan with rates included and every trade broken up into individual components, we also measure and price preliminaries and include site management, insurances, site amenities and profit margins.

Although we put on our ‘builders hat’ when pricing tenders we strongly encourage you to review the cost plan prior to submission.

3. If I want to edit the information, can I?

Yes, with every tender we send the excel spreadsheets so you can adjust individual rates or quantities should you wish.

4. Do you price all jobs yourself or is your team overseas?

We price all tenders in-house by ourselves and rarely use external contractors to price, on the odd occasion we do it would be a highly experienced specialist with suitable experience and based in Australia.

5. How do you determine your fee to estimate?

We review the plans, the size, the complexity, the amount of drawings are some factors which determine our fee.