Estimating commercial construction costs can take up a large amount of anyone’s day. Time that could be used doing other work, getting ahead, or simply enjoying your time.

This is why construction takeoff and estimating software is important to the professional contractor. By using these programs, smart contractors are able; reduce the amount of time involved in estimating commercial construction. Once estimators learn the software, which normally takes only a couple of times, takeoffs can be complete in 10% of the previous hand calculated ways.

Adding to the time savings, these programs allow you to work from original plans, and at a time that is convenient for you. Because you are using your computer to do the estimating, any spare time in the day can be taken advantage of. This allows contractors to be more efficient, getting more done in the same amount of time.

It is this time saving that can easily justify the investment in the commercial construction estimating software in the first place. When looked at from a time is money aspect, professionals can see the software will pay for itself with the time saved in a short period of time. (Learn how to calculate what your time is worth.) After which the time/money savings is complete profit.