Construction Estimating Software: Integrated vs. Stand-Alone

Construction Estimating Software: Integrated vs. Stand-Alone

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:…

Upgrading Inefficient Processes: Contractor Estimating

Upgrading Inefficient Processes: Contractor Estimating

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…

Construction Estimating Process

Construction Estimating Process

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…

Construction Estimating: 4 Tips to Speed up the Process

Construction Estimating: 4 Tips to Speed up the Process

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…

5 Tips for Accurate Construction Job Costing

5 Tips for Accurate Construction Job Costing

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…

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

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

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…