Digital Estimating

Does Your Project Management and Bidding Documents Look Professional?

I have personally spent nearly 1,000 hours working on our excel template. Elon Musk once said that being a business owner involves wanting to do all of the fun parts of owning and managing a business, but actually doing all of the things that you hate everyday. That resonated with me. I worked hard at …

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The top 10 mistakes done with construction estimating

From the recent studies, it has been identified that most of the construction projects don’t end up as they planned at the beginning. The mistakes done with construction estimating plays a major role. If you are engaged with construction estimating, it is essential for you to have a vibrant understanding about these mistakes and then …

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Know What you are Getting Into

The number one reason to get a construction estimate with Digital Estimating is transparency. This is not an easy industry. Every person in construction is looking to make a quick buck however they can. If subcontractors are allowed to overbid a project, they will. If GC’s are allowed to take advantage of developers, they will. …

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Why Quantity Takeoffs are Important for GC’s

I had a meeting last week with a general contractor and business owner looking to build a $6mil transfer station. It is a big metal building with a recycling/waste center inside. I was working with the owner to bring down his costs, but I also work with various subcontractors who were interested in bidding the …

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What’s happening to the Construction Industry?

People, usually those in the business for a while, often ask me what’s been happening to the construction industry. There seems to be a bewilderment among the old-timers and experienced contractors. I can attest to the same problems they have. The quality is going downhill, everything’s getting expensive, and nobody seems to be doing anything …

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Estimating for Government and Larger Corporate Clients

Government is inefficient. If you are a contractor that wants to work with them you should always keep that statement in mind. The largest inefficiency is their bidding requirements. Let’s face it- the work is the same no matter who the client is. It’s being awarded the contract that is time consuming. It is important …

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