estimating system takes you through each step of the steel estimating process, from scoping out the project and assigning material and finish
requirements through takeoff and bidding.
Although you can enter your estimate
directly from the contract drawings, the system creates all of the forms
necessary to do a written takeoff. This allows the takeoff to be done by
estimators and the data entry to be a clerical function. Either way, you
will find the data entry to be very intuitive.
Estimates may be based on mill or
warehouse pricing or a combination of both. Fluctuating material prices can be
easily handled by generating estimate specific material requests for quotation
which can be emailed or faxed
to your material suppliers to secure exact costs for your estimates.
All of your subcontracted items and
buyout quotations can be applied to your estimate from within the summary
module. You choose which quotations to include in your final summary.
You will, at a minimum, cut your takeoff time in half while
increasing your consistency, accuracy, and win rate.
Standard AISC framed
connections can be either shop welded and field
bolted, shop bolted and field bolted, or shop bolted and field welded. All
preparation labor for the connection material as well as
fitting and welding labor are applied. Of course, you can just as easily
add any connection configuration you choose.
and cap plates including all material, labor and fasteners
are automatically sized and include all material and labor
Additional shop labor can be added to any
material by applying the shop labor operation along with either the length or
quantity, depending on the type of labor operation. (for example: feet of
1/4 " fillet weld or quantity of 13/16" holes punched)
cutting time is automatically generated and can be sawed, sheared or
labor can be automatically generated or by specifying the quantity of
Material handling is also applied automatically,
both getting your material from your yard into the shop as well as from
the fitting area to the painting area and finally, loading the trucks
Surface preparation and painting
labor are applied by simply picking a paint system from the finishes