By using construction software programs companies have found they can save time and money when they estimate building cost for any size project. With the ability to allow the program to do the math and keep track of numbers time spent estimating can be reduce by more than half, saving companies money in time and labor.

digging with shovelBuilding companies, over the last couple of years especially, have had to learn to do more work with fewer people. This is possible by giving workers the right tools for a job. No one would ever ask a crew to dig a home foundation by hand and expect it to go quickly. To get that job done fast the crew needs the right tools.

Quality is also increased by using the right tools. Just like with digging a foundation, better results can be had when the right tools are used. A hand dug foundation, if it even got done, would not be of as high a quality as one dug with a mechanical shovel.

This same time and quality increase can be had with building cost estimates and construction takeoff and estimating software. Not only will time be saved, up to 90% reduction, but the quality of the estimates will also improve.

Building cost estimate software screen shot

To make the most of the time and people you have today, it is important to give them the tools they need to produce quality work in the least amount of time. Download PlanSwift today to get the right tool for estimating…unless you enjoy digging foundations by hand!