Blog - Estimating

Check out our latest blog posts, which provide commentary and opinions on issues and trends in the construction and contracting industry.

Why Construction Estimating Software is Essential for Today’s Estimators

Over the past decade, the role of the estimator in construction projects has evolved to incorporate wearing more hats which can, at times, eclipse ‘traditional’ duties. Estimators today are more collaborative in style and often have to utilise project management skills, which in turn have a greater impact on project costs and quality. Successful estimators […]

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Civil engineering drives construction growth

April saw the highest UK construction output of the year so far, thanks to civil engineering and residential projects. The figures, according to the Markit/CIPS UK Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index, reveal a solid start to Q2, with a sharp rise in civils activity (the best performing sub-category in April) and the highest level of residential […]

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Learn the lesson from these construction cost control nightmares

Construction cost estimating used to be an art, but now it’s a science. Avoid cost control nightmares by using specialist software.

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3 Changes you should make to your construction forecasting

The construction industry is rocketing out of the recession – but what lies ahead? Find out what three changes you need to make to your construction forecasting.

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Know your limits: Don’t get caught in a construction bidding war

Take the guesswork out of construction bidding with specialist software that delivers accuracy and peace of mind.

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Still Getting Construction Estimates on a Piece of Paper? How to Get the Information You Need

Lump-sum estimates are an ongoing challenge for the construction industry, but construction estimating software can help you to make the numbers add up.

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How to Make – and Win – a Profitable Bid

With construction margins in single figures and competition fierce, bid software can make all the difference.

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Accurate Forecasting: Our Steps

Construction forecasting is an art rather than a science. Find out how you can find all the facts to eliminate the guesswork.

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On Your Marks: Are You Ready for BIM?

Building Information Modelling is set to become essential for any government project in 2016. Here’s what you need to know.

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