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Who Put the DDDDDDs in BIM?

In the Beginning… While researching some material on BIM construction recently, I began to wonder who or what are responsible for the development of 3D, 4D and 5D BIM… Adding […]

The “Rodney Dangerfields” of Construction?

No Respect! Payscale.com ranks ‘Construction Estimators’ in position #54 of their Top 100 Best Jobs (November, 2010 issue).  Puts them right in the middle of the pack, right? Then, they […]

Keep Your Project Above Water — Proactively Manage Your Profit

Once you have identified the reason for your profit starting to sink, you can make adjustments. Be sure to track these adjustments so (a) you know if your actions are effective, and (b) for historical value in future construction project estimating.

Don’t Under Estimate: Building Information Modeling (BIM)

Building information modeling started as a production of 3D design models to help catch architectural system variances and clashes. Since then, it has become an effective tool in project management and ever more prominent in job cost estimating.

Ten Common Estimating Spreadsheet Errors

Underestimating a project or losing bids by overestimating can seriously erode profits. Too often these problems are caused by errors in spreadsheets.

How to win bids that result in profitable jobs

Does this sound like you? “We are having a hard time winning bids that result in profitable jobs. We can win short-term business by low-balling it, but we cannot survive this way.”

How to Cut Bid Time and Win More Contracts with the Right Estimating Software

In a super-competitive construction environment companies must prepare more bids quickly and accurately to survive. Here’s how a smaller contractor improved their estimating to compete more effectively.

How to Win the Spreadsheets vs. Estimating Software Battle

An Epic Battle You fear that your worst nightmare as an estimator is about to come true. Management is siding with a small group of estimators who want to throw […]

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Separate Timberline 9.6 & Maxwell Estimation

Timberline’s new version 9.6 doesn’t share common application files with Maxwell Systems Estimation.  Don’t put these 2 applications on the same computer until both software companies figure a way to resolve the problem.  Programmers at Maxwell […]

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