Still using Excel for estimating?

Discover the Top 4 Reasons to Show Excel the Door

Show Excel the Door: Reason #1

Accounting, scheduling and estimating should work together,
but Excel can’t integrate them.

Show Excel the Door: Reason #2

Standardizing processes is good business management,
but Excel can’t handle it.

Show Excel the Door: Reason #3

Accurate estimates can boost profits and win more business,
but Excel isn’t always reliable.

Show Excel the Door: Reason #4

You need a dedicated team of construction estimating experts,
but Excel doesn’t have one.

Construction Estimating Software

Is your construction estimating software costing you time, money and job opportunities? With award-winning ProEst software, you’ll never lose revenue due to inaccurate and inefficient estimating again.

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ProEst is an innovative construction estimating solution that combines the power of SQL with the intuitive look-and-feel of Microsoft Office, which lessens the learning curve to speed adoption. With ProEst, you can create estimates, perform digital takeoffs, manage the bid day process and quickly generate detailed reports and professional proposals. In addition, adjustable markups allow you to refine each bid to take full advantage of project opportunities.

ProEst is built using the latest Microsoft technology, including a SQL database and .NET development platform. This allows us to regularly enhance our construction estimating software to keep pace with changing industry requirements. Cutting edge capabilities are designed to increase efficiencies, and integration with common business tools, leading construction accounting systems and online plan rooms extend the power of ProEst well beyond estimating.

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compareProEst is available in three affordable options: Standard, Professional and Enterprise. Each ProEst construction estimating software subscription delivers:

  • A single solution with one database for storing all of your valuable estimate data, so you’ll never have to search for a missing estimate or drawing file again
  • A standardized estimating process that increases efficiency, eliminates errors and presents a consistent and professional company brand
  • Worry free maintenance that includes unlimited telephone and e-mail support, along with all product updates and enhancements

Customer Case Studies

Find out why over 8,000 leading general and specialized construction firms have selected ProEst as their construction estimating software. Our case studies give you real-world examples of how ProEst is used every day to quickly create accurate estimates.

  • With ProEst construction estimating software, Good & Roberts revolutionized its estimating processes to save 800 staff hours a year.
  • Terra Firma Landscape uses ProEst construction estimating software to cut material costs by 3% and gain a competitive advantage in a challenging construction market.
  • By using ProEst construction estimating software to increase efficiencies, GBC Construction nearly doubles their estimating output while reducing administrative overhead and divisional costs by 18%.

Industries We Service

While many construction estimating software products are designed for a single trade, ProEst is a flexible solution that contractors of all types to accurately calculate the cost of any size project – quickly and easily. Hit the ground running with an industry-specific materials database that includes pre-built items and assemblies that can easily be customized to meet your company’s unique construction estimating software requirements. Then, save time and increase accuracy by taking advantage of features and options developed specifically for your trade. Each ProEst subscription includes our entire line of materials databases. This saves you thousands of dollars when compared to other construction estimating software solutions.

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3D Printing in the Construction Industry

Construction companies constantly look for ways to surpass competitors by using the latest technological trends and breakthroughs. This is the reason why people working in the field have been using high-tech products such as cost estimation software, construction software and other similar applications.

Another emerging trend in construction is the use of 3D printers. This printing technology has been useful in various fields of specialization, and it’s especially true for architectural firms. By using 3D printers, architects can now create 3D models of buildings and construction projects in a breeze. Instead of molding prototype structures and scale models by hand, architectural companies can now turn to 3D printers to make these models using compatible construction software.

Buildings

How about making a full-sized house from a 3D printer? Many skeptics are hesitant to use 3D printers to make actual life-sized houses and buildings primarily due to practicality. Indeed, using a 3D printer might cost too much, especially in terms of filaments and accessories. Another reason for the skepticism is building safety, wherein 3D-printed buildings might not have the same structural integrity as in conventional construction.

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Still, these limitations have not stopped a few companies from testing the waters. News broke early this year of a project in Amsterdam to create an entire house structure using 3D printing technology. Then, a few months later, a private construction company based in China was able to accomplish a seemingly impossible feat: “printing” ten houses in one day!

3D printing technology may sound like a thing of the future, but it’s already available in our generation. In fact, accessories and supplies for this technology such as 3D printer filaments may already be purchased online. Therefore, if you run a construction firm and are looking into using 3D printing, you don’t have to worry because the necessary materials are already within reach. It’s just a matter of time before the construction industry will fully embrace this breakthrough printing technology as a means to build real structures.

Top Twitter Accounts to Follow for Construction Project Costs

Twitter can be extremely useful for business, but you have to know who to follow.

Following the right accounts can keep you up to date on what is happening in the industry, the upcoming trends and may even lead to some lucrative leads for you.

With that in mind, we’ve researched the best Twitter accounts to follow in the construction industry and categorized them by their specialty. We now take a look at project costs.

If you’re in the construction industry, follow these accounts to stay on top of what is happening. If you think we’ve missed a must-follow Twitter account, please add it to the list.

 

Top Twitter accounts to follow in the concrete industry

Twitter can be extremely useful for business, but you have to know who to follow.

Following the right accounts can keep you up to date on what is happening in the industry, the upcoming trends and may even lead to some lucrative leads for you.

With that in mind, we’ve researched the best Twitter accounts to follow in the construction industry and categorized them by their specialty. We first take a look at the concrete industry.

If you’re in the construction industry, follow these accounts to stay on top of what is happening. If you think we’ve missed a must-follow Twitter account, please add it to the list.

 

 

Cultivating a culture of sales at your construction company

Running a construction firm requires the company owner to be a hands-on, know-it-all entrepreneur. Attending to your customers is one thing, but it’s an entirely different approach to handle your own employees. Remember that each person in your employ has a significant purpose, so just a handful of people not doing their jobs well could cripple your daily business processes.

A very effective mindset to instill within the company ranks is a sales culture. Not everyone is skilled in marketing products and services or in advertising your company to the world. However, embracing a sales culture in your company is more than marketing; it involves capturing the essence and attitude of a salesperson.

A business cannot survive without sales, and it’s the same with your construction company. As important as the sales department is, each and every employee in all of the company’s sections should also understand their individual importance in the company.

Here are some of the essential steps to creating a culture of sales at your construction company:

1. Ingrain the company’s vision, mission and objectives in each employee.

Potential customers like to ask for more information about your company. Make sure that everyone working for you knows what values your company is founded on, and where your company is heading. This will give the clients the impression that the employees are dedicated to your company, in the same way that they will also be dedicated to the clients.

2. Make your employees proud of the company.

Pride in work makes employees speak highly about the company that they are working for. This could prove beneficial, especially if they chance upon someone who is looking for a company that offers construction services.

3. Allow the employees to go the extra mile.

Company meetings may be boring for some, but a few employees might be passionate and bold enough to voice their suggestions for improvement. As the company boss, you should allow them to not only share their insights, but also get involved in process improvement projects. These employees might be holding a landmark suggestion that could spell wonders for your construction company.

As a final note, you as the company owner must have the mindset that everyone in your firm can become a salesperson in their respective departments.