Posts by ProEst

What are Pre Construction Services

Pre construction services, as the name suggests, are used before any actual construction begins. These services are part of the pre construction planning stages of a construction project and are very important to make sure any job goes smoothly. A more modern construction practice and part of the broader construction project management, pre construction is…

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Pre Construction Planning Stages

Good construction starts with a solid foundation. That’s true of the work itself, but also the planning that goes into any construction job. The planning period of construction is known as pre construction, and sounds planning will be imperative to the success of the finished project. There are many pre construction planning stages that a…

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Pre Construction Costs

Did you know there are actually some costs involved before construction even begins on a project? It’s true! There will be some expenses that clients should be prepared for before the first brick is laid. These may include the cost of planning, purchasing materials, or pre-construction interest. Let’s take a look at pre-construction services and…

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What is Pre Construction

On any construction job, there is a phase of planning known in the industry as “pre construction.” This initial phase of the project serves to lay out the entire scope and schedule of the project for the construction team as well as the client. In this post, we’re going to dig deep into the “what…

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Post Construction Phase: What to Expect

So your construction job is finally done. Congratulations! Time to cut the ribbon and get on with your life, right? Not quite. If you’re here at the end, then you’re quite familiar with the pre-construction phase. Well, guess what? There’s a post-construction phase as well. The post-construction phase is there in case something happens after…

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What is a Quantity Takeoff in Construction?

Quantity takeoffs are an important aspect of the construction cost estimating process. Quantity takeoffs are used in both large and small projects to determine actual costs, ensure that a project remains profitable to the contractor, and are a vital component of a final detailed estimate. General contractors, subcontractors, quantity surveyors, and estimators routinely produce quantity…

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What is a Construction Takeoff?

Construction takeoffs are a crucial component of any construction project. An accurate takeoff gives both the client and contractor a firm outline of the total material cost for a project. Depending on the size and scope of the project, construction takeoffs can vary from relatively simple to incredibly complex. The construction cost estimating process in…

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Construction Material Takeoff: What You Need to Know

A construction material takeoff is a core component of a detailed construction cost estimating software. Construction material takeoffs are created for projects of all sizes. Prepared by general contractors, subcontractors, and estimators, material takeoffs can range from straightforward to very complex. For those in the construction industry that don’t regularly prepare a material takeoff, the…

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How To Do a Construction Takeoff

A construction takeoff is an integral part of the construction cost estimation process. Construction takeoffs help accurately assess the total costs for a project by providing a comprehensive list of materials and their associated costs. Construction takeoffs are necessary for nearly all construction projects, from relatively simple renovations to large-scale projects. Construction takeoffs can also…

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What is Construction Takeoff Software?

An essential part of producing a detailed cost estimate for a construction project involves determining total material costs. A construction material takeoff is used by the estimator or contractor to understand what materials they need for a project and how much those materials will cost. Producing a construction takeoff by hand is a time-consuming process…

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