Construction Estimating Software

As a contractor who wants to win bids, keep projects moving efficiently and build a reputation of great work and ability to hit deadlines, you may feel like that perfect solution is impossible. We understand that the construction estimating process is complex. It takes time and relies on many different inputs that, when done manually or based on out-dated data, can cost you valuable time and money.

BuildingPoint SouthEast offers a suite of innovative and user-friendly estimating software solutions to contractors and other construction professionals in NC, SC, GA, VA and the Washington, D.C. area. We have a team of experts looking forward to help you find the right solution for your business.

We have a variety of software solutions that will dramatically simplify the complicated estimating process, saving you time and increasing accuracy. Our estimating software gives you easy access to relevant technical data that will advance your current estimating processes or enable you to address gaps in the data cycle.

 

What can You Expect when You Invest in Construction Estimating Software?

 

  • A Database to Compare Costs – You want to create a fair and accurate bid for every client. Without software, you’re likely to encounter inconsistencies, inaccuracies and outdated data. Construction estimating software gives you access to databases on prior project costs, current labor and material rates and more.
  • Instant Takeoffs for Adjusting Estimates – Takeoffs are an important aspect of construction estimating, because they allow you to determine the exact amount of materials you need, estimate a cost for those materials and adjust those factors alongside design plans to offer a better bid to the client.
  • Blueprint Viewing & Editing – Most softwares allow you to upload a blueprint of the proposed project, generally in the form of a BIM or CAD file.

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What can You Expect when You Invest in Construction Estimating Software?

  • A Database to Compare Costs – You want to create a fair and accurate bid for every client. Without software, you’re likely to encounter inconsistencies, inaccuracies and outdated data. Construction estimating software gives you access to databases on prior project costs, current labor and material rates and more.
  • Instant Takeoffs for Adjusting Estimates – Takeoffs are an important aspect of construction estimating, because they allow you to determine the exact amount of materials you need, estimate a cost for those materials and adjust those factors alongside design plans to offer a better bid to the client.
  • Blueprint Viewing & Editing – Most softwares allow you to upload a blueprint of the proposed project, generally in the form of a BIM or CAD file.

How does Construction Estimating Software Help Your Company?

  • Construction Estimating Software will help you calculate the costs of materials, equipment and labor for prospective clients’ projects. You’ll be able to store data from recent research on cost along with past project costs.
  • Software can compile projected costs and create documents to serve as formal proposals or bid offers to potential clients. This will help ensure accuracy between the documents and save your team time!
  • After you input the needed resources for the project, the software does the calculations for you. This saves any human error on the calculation and allows you to present your client your bid more quickly.
  • The software can even take into account the number of hours for your labor, including any subcontractors you’ll need to hire. This is the benefit of using the data from your completed projects. You have a better idea of how much labor you’ll need, not just a guess.

What Questions Should I Be Asking About Estimating Software?

  • How simple is it to use?
  • How well does it generate an estimate?
  • How well does it keep track of costs?
  • What support is available?
  • What integrations does it support (Excel, QuickBooks, etc.)?
  • Is it accessible on the jobsite or mobile?

Advanced Construction Estimating Software from Construction Industry Experts

BuildingPoint SouthEast offers software products from Trimble who has a unique understanding of the needs of construction industry professionals. Our product selection includes:

 

    • Trimble Vico Office: Vico Office model based estimating software delivers a fully integrated BIM workflow, making it a preferred choice of general contractors, construction managers and design/build firms. This software tool will immediately reflect every design change in quantity takeoff, coordination, scheduling and the estimate, ensuring that the most accurate, up-to-date data is always readily available.

 

    • Trimble WinEst: Trimble WinEst software is widely regarded as one of the most powerful and versatile database-driven solutions available. The Excel-like user interface makes the software extremely easy to use, while offering multiple filters and work-breakdown structures for maximum flexibility. Alternates, mark-up distribution, schedule link, virtual take-off and OST integration deepen the power of WinEst; plus the option of multiple estimators working in a single estimate simultaneously. What’s more, you can customize WinEst for use in just about any type of estimating project, allowing you to always deliver the most accurate estimates to your varied customer base.

 

    • Modelogix: Conceptual Estimating & Cost Modeling Modelogix is an enterprise software solution that allows organizations to mine data from project estimates and “as built, actual”costs, with prices normalized to the time and location of the current opportunity, to create fast and accurate early phase cost models, all while reducing risk and removing a lot of guesswork. Modelogix produces reports and presentations that outline the details of the conceptual estimate for both internal use and customer facing. Modelogix is designed to help you win more business with confidence.

 

    • Trimble GC Estimator Suite: Trimble GCEstimator Suite is a quantity takeoff and estimating solution that integrates cost analysis for both model and non-model based projects. With a single knowledge base that captures your company’s tried and true estimating methods, your work will be delivered faster and with absolute confidence. GC Estimator Suite is the integration of WinEst with the power of Vico.

 

  • Trimble VDC Manager Suite: Trimble VDC Manager Suite is the tool for BIM managers and BIM professionals by delivering an integrated BIM workflow for construction projects. VDC Manager Suite extends the basic 3D model with constructability analysis and coordination, quantity takeoff, 4D location-based scheduling and production control, 5D estimating, and layout. Models can come from multiple sources and from multiple modeling platforms. VDC Manager Suite helps GCs and CMs orchestrate materials procurement, delivery, and trade crews with analysis and reports. Superintendents can walk the jobsite with a tablet and enter in the percent of work completed providing real-time data, this is the efficient workflow.

Learn More About Our Construction Estimating Products

BuildingPoint SouthEast provides complete technical and training support for our software products. Take a few minutes to review the individual product descriptions to learn more about how our estimating software solutions can enhance estimating performance in your NC, SC, GA, VA or Washington, D.C. area Construction Company.

And, as always, feel free to contact us for additional product information and a no-obligation quote.