Engineering Method of Cost Estimation
This method is based on a detailed study of each operation whereas careful requirement is made for materials, labour and equipment essential to produce a product. It includes identifying the level of input desired of an activity in form of raw material and labour whereas net cost is based upon the cost of all input. This approach is applicable whereas no past data exists. The major setback of the approach is such it needs a complex analysis of all the constituents of an activity and the necessities of an activity in terms of costs detailed into labour, materials, time and overheads.