ProEst Takeoff Software Receives Constructech Magazine’s 2009 Top Products Award for Commercial Technology Innovation

Prestigious technology magazine recognizes ProEst Takeoff as an enhanced product that delivers superior innovation to the commercial construction marketplace.
SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 1, 2009: ProEst Estimating Software, a leading provider of construction estimating and takeoff technology solutions, today announced that its innovative ProEst Takeoff software has received a 2009 Top Products Award in the Commercial Market, Enhanced Product category, from Constructech magazine.

The annual Constructech Top Products Awards recognize innovative, unique and useful commercial construction technology applications in four primary categories: New Products, Enhanced Products, Trusted Products and Supported Products. Constructechs panel of editors selected the winning solutions from nearly 100 entries, and the Top Products recipients were featured in the March issue of Constructech Commercial.

Introduced in 2000, ProEst Takeoff is used by over 3,500 construction companies nationwide. For the commercial construction estimator, ProEst Takeoff provides an easy and accurate method of measuring lengths, areas and counts. Tight integration with leading estimating programs, including ProEst takeoff Estimating software and Microsoft Excel, makes transferring takeoff quantities to the estimate seamless.

The recent introduction of ProEst Takeoff 2009, the latest version of this award-winning takeoff software, incorporates digital takeoff technology to allow estimators to perform takeoffs on-screen using electronic blueprints and a mouse. This capability, which helped ProEst Takeoff stand out from the Top Products Awards competition, increases efficiency by 50 percent compared to traditional takeoff methods. Paperless takeoffs also reduce printing costs and storage space.

The features and enhancements that contributed to ProEst Takeoffs recognition as a Top Product include:

-Flexibility to perform takeoffs on-screen or using a digitizer
-The option to eliminate paper and go green with takeoffs
-MagniPoint technology to magnify a single measurement point
-Support for many digital file types, including PDF, TIF and AutoCAD

Our goal again this year was to identify the leading technology products in the commercial construction market today, said Mike Corrozzo, chief editor of Constructech Magazine. And indeed, these products are among the best technology currently available for commercial construction applications.

ProEst Takeoff software was previously recognized by TecHome Builder magazine when it was presented with the 2008 Innovative Housing Technology Award (IHTA) for Best Back Office Automation Product.

ProEst Takeoff software also received a 2009 Top Products Award from Constructech magazine in the Residential Market, and was previously recognized by TecHome Builder magazine when it was presented with the 2008 Innovative Housing Technology Award (IHTA) for Best Back Office Automation Product.

ABOUT PROEST ESTIMATING SOFTWARE
ProEst is the developer of ProEst estimating software and ProEst Takeoff software, simple, powerful and innovative estimating solutions for construction. An industry leader since 1976, ProEst Estimating Software is used by more than 6,500 construction firms nationwide. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, ProEst is committed to streamlining and improving the estimating process by continuously enhancing its products to deliver the latest advances in technology. Digital takeoff technology, a Microsoft Office 2003 look and feel and seamless integration with popular software programs are just some examples.