Construction Estimating Software: Integrated vs. Stand-Alone

By |2018-12-06T03:58:23+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Construction Technology|Tags: , , , , |

Construction Estimating for Contractors Throughout the centuries both small and large contracting projects have been accomplished using the best methods available at the time; today, contractor construction estimating is being aided by sophisticated software technology designed specifically to optimize the estimating process for contractors.   Streamlining the estimating process brings many benefits for contractors, including: saves [...]

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Upgrading Inefficient Processes: Contractor Estimating

By |2018-12-06T18:45:49+00:00June 25th, 2018|Categories: Business Intelligence, Construction Technology|Tags: , , , |

The contractor estimating process is a profitable place for contractors to focus on when it comes to software upgrades. These upgrades bring tools that reduce the time it takes to formulate estimates and work to improve their accuracy. Saving time and increasing profitability are good reasons for contractors to upgrade the estimating process. Automated Tools for [...]

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Construction Estimating Process

By |2018-12-06T18:45:57+00:00February 21st, 2018|Categories: Construction Business Tips, Construction Technology|Tags: , , , , , |

With the internet and the increasing number of projects that are open to bid, contractors are looking for technology to help them expedite the estimating process. They need a standardized, accurate, formulaic method to estimate the costs involved in projects. They need to understand the local labor regulations, expenses and supply costs. They also need to [...]

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Construction Estimating: 4 Tips to Speed up the Process

By |2018-12-06T18:45:58+00:00February 12th, 2018|Categories: Construction Business Tips|Tags: , , , |

Creating estimates is often a necessary part of the job as a contractor or construction company, and this process can take time. If you write out a custom list for each job you could spend hours of time researching the cost of materials, figuring out labor costs, and formatting your estimate so that it looks professional. [...]

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5 Tips for Accurate Construction Job Costing

By |2018-12-06T18:46:02+00:00January 16th, 2018|Categories: Construction Accounting|Tags: , , , , , |

A construction business is like a three-legged stool. One leg is the ability to build the structures that customers are looking for, the second leg is customer service and marketing, and the third leg is accounting. No business can run successfully without accurate accounting but for construction, where the costs of a project can vary based on [...]

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Keeping Up with the Flood: 4 Estimating Tips for Busy Contractors

By |2018-12-06T18:43:59+00:00December 6th, 2017|Categories: Business Tips, Construction Business Tips|Tags: , , , |

When you're so busy you can't see straight, but you need to get a lot of estimates done in a short time, you know it's easy to miss something and end up in trouble. Here are a couple of tips that can help get you closer to the right number every time: Bottom-up Estimating When an extremely [...]

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Construction Estimating – How To Get It Right

By |2018-12-06T18:37:12+00:00July 10th, 2017|Categories: Construction Technology|Tags: , , , , , |

Accuracy and efficiency are the top two challenges an estimator faces when preparing the numbers necessary to bid on a new construction project. How is it that things can go so wrong? Take a look at how cost expectations went widely off the rails for a water-park project in Westchester County, New York: When Costs Unexpectedly [...]

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Technology That Enhances Construction Estimating

By |2018-12-06T18:34:48+00:00June 16th, 2017|Categories: Construction Technology|Tags: , , , , |

Cost certainty is the most important challenge of construction estimating. To make accuracy even more challenging is having multiple bids to calculate. New technologies are proving to be effective solutions, tackling these challenges and ensuring greater success for the contractors who employ them. To meet the demands of more complex and technical projects in today's building [...]

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