Excel calculations can pose a real problem for construction estimators. Why? Because formulas can be flawed, costs can be miscalculated and user alterations--intentional or otherwise—can compromise the accuracy of your numbers long before the final bid is submitted.
By replacing spreadsheet calculations with software created specifically for construction estimating, accurate values for materials, labor, equipment, taxes, mark ups, bonds, insurance and other costs are generated automatically, eliminating the potential for human error. Data remains consistent, accurate and reliable no matter how—or when-- you look at it. And there’s another benefit: having full confidence in your data means you spend less time chasing errors and trying to decide which numbers to trust in disparate spreadsheets.
Just as important, construction-specific estimating software helps ensure that data is completely current, offering continuous upgrades and enhancements that keep track of changing industry and market conditions automatically— including pricing updates on labor and materials. That’s important protection for your bottom line that Excel can’t provide.