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Estimating suite for construction costs

Be faster, more accurate, reliable and strategic from estimation to execution. Faithfully reproduce your calculation methods on a more solid, flexible and specially designed basis for estimation, compared to a spreadsheet like Excel.

Estimate your project costs.
Get an accurate list of materials to order.

1.
Select a list of items to count.

Select the appropriate estimation template for the project. The template suggests item assemblies (e.g., floors, walls, roofs, etc.) to be selected as needed to ensure you don’t forget anything. When items are selected, related sub-items (e.g., materials, tasks, etc.) are entered automatically. You can customize, duplicate, and modify all templates based on the types of projects you do.

2.
Enter or confirm the values ​​for each option.

In construction, everything can change. Enter or confirm the values ​​for each option (e.g., dimensions, choice of materials, etc.) in the item assemblies. Sub-items are calculated automatically (e.g., quantities, time, costs, etc.). You can also customize options and their values ​​to project templates based on your work habits in order to speed up the estimation process and reduce the risk of mistakes.

3.
Shop around for better prices to reduce costs.

Have more time to shop around for prices and materials. Adjust prices, choices for each material and the choice of contractors during negotiations. Be in perfect control of your project throughout estimation, negotiation and completion.

Why is ESTIMATION more robust and flexible than an Excel spreadsheet?

  • Every operation is saved automatically.
  • Several people can work simultaneously on the same projects or models.
  • Cannot involuntarily overwrite or alter formulas.
  • Potential errors and omissions are highlighted.
  • Ability to update your models for future projects while working on estimating a project (like prices, items and calculations).
  • More structured export of budgets, material purchase orders, hours, price updates, to other management systems.
  • Well defined environment, promoting good estimation practices.
  • Creation of several models (templates) according to the different types of projects often estimated.
  • Nesting of item assemblies in other assemblies for an unlimited number of levels.
  • Controlled access to formulas.
  • Supports mixed units in formulas, like: 1,219m + 2’ + 4” = 76”.
  • Several suppliers on the same item, with a default choice.
  • Pictures, files and internet links can be associated with each item.
  • Price comparison with previous projects is just a click away.

Why choose ESTIMATION?

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Flexible

We have designed the most flexible estimating software on the market that easily adapts to your needs and work methods.

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Performance

Our tool allows you to automate 100% of your estimation calculations, thanks to its considerable flexibility.

Reliable

Our processes for developing and verifying bids are foolproof. They help you avoid oversights, errors and unintentional alterations of calculation formulas.

Self-training

You can train a new estimator in just a few hours.

Agile

Several people can work concurrently in the catalog. Items (Assembly, material, labor, equipment, sub-contract and other costs) can be created or modified for future projects or only for a single project.

Integrable

Your project and item assembly models can be integrated with other systems as well as future 3D BIM standards.

30 years of expertise by

ConstructBuy
ConstructBuy and ESTIMATE are developed by ECC Solutions Inc. We specialize in cost estimation and control support and solutions. Over the years, we have developed and marketed many reliable and efficient solutions. ESTIMATE combines everything we have learned during our 30 years of development. We guarantee that your ESTIMATE templates will be long-lasting. They will also be integrated into 3D BIM project models to help you save more time and money.

Price

Starting at $ 1,500per license

$400 /year for maintenance & support