ECS was established in May 2007 by Peter and Lisa Corica to supply estimating and construction support to the civil, mining and industrial sectors of the business community. Peter recognised that there was an supply gap in the industry for the delivery of focused, professional estimating and project support services.
ECS has grown the company into a strong, dedicated, capable team of professionals who are constantly refining their craft with each new project. Our ethical and energetic approach flows through everything we do. We believe that this is one of the major advantages of ECS; nothing is too much trouble on our way to achieving the task at hand.
Our professional team are here to assist and support our clients throughout the whole estimating process. Each member of the ECS team brings an invaluable skill set so that we can offer a thorough and fully supportive service for our clients.
The ECS team have collectively gathered over 300 years’ experience in the delivery of a variety of civil and construction industries throughout all phases of a project.
Site Based Experience
Site based experience is invaluable when applied to the costing and scheduling of projects. ECS staff have all come on board with a strong site-based background. Each member has spent on average 10 years in site-based roles from Concrete Manager, Project Engineer, Construction Manager through to Senior Project Manager.
The projects ECS staff have been involved in include dams, roadways, large earthworks and mining projects, concrete structures, marine projects, bridges and much more.
Total Project Life Cycle Experience
The total project life cycle approach is vital during all phases of a project. ECS staff have extensive experience in providing services throughout the total project life cycle, incorporating Pre-Project, Pre-Contract, Project Delivery or Project Completion Phase. ECS’ track record includes Feasibility Assessments, Tender Submissions, Budget Development, Variation Claims, Scheduling, Cost Control, Independent reviews,
Managing DirectorConstructability advice, Quantity Surveying, Risk Assessment & Modelling and more.
The width and depth of experience amongst our staff, places ECS in a very strong position to be able to provide our clients with a full suite of reliable and efficient project support services.
Owner / Managing Director
Peter founded ECS in 2007 with his wife Lisa, after more than 20 years as an Estimator and Bid Leader with some of QLD’s leading civil contractors. From the outset, it was Peter’s vision to establish ECS as the leading provider of estimating and construction services to the Civil Construction industry.
Critical to realising this vision is the commitment Peter demonstrates to his clients. By consistently delivering innovative and cost-effective solutions, Peter has developed an enviable reputation as a trusted advisor to the industry.
From small, privately-owned contractors to Tier One publicly-listed organisations, Peter has established long-term client relationships and a deep understanding of each client’s unique business needs.
According to ECS’ clients, Peter’s professional reputation and unquestionable integrity, coupled with his extensive technical expertise, are central factors in considering ECS as their preferred provider of estimating services.
Peter’s attraction to Estimating started as a young man while working in his father’s civil construction business. Since then, he has gained significant estimating experience spanning across alliance and relationship contracts, hard dollar tenders, total contract estimates, cost to complete, design and construct contracts and feasibility studies in the following project environments:
- Mining & civil infrastructure
- Roads and rail projects
- Water & sewerage treatment plants
- Roller compacted concrete and concrete dam construction
- Port expansions for coal and iron ore delivery
- Residential & industrial subdivisions
Peter is also passionate about leading and mentoring the talented and dedicated ECS team.