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27Sep 2018

How Technology is Changing the Estimating Profession

Numerous construction industries have been transformed by the advent of new technologies, but few job descriptions have changed quite as much as the estimator. An estimator traditionally delivers measurement services and bids in an effort to establish scope and feasibility. This means hours and hours of manual takeoff and document

27Jun 2018

Three Disadvantages of Avoiding Takeoff Software

Doing Business in a Competitive Market: Three Disadvantages of Avoiding Takeoff Software All industries are challenged by new technology at one stage or another, and it’s easy to be left behind if you make the wrong decision. Early adopters are often stung by putting their faith in a technology that

16May 2018

Differentiating Features of eMeasure

There are so many take-off and estimating solutions in the market today – each pledging revolutionary technologies to supercharge your business. From full suite estimating software, to sleek digitizers; how does eMeasure actually weigh in against all these seemingly alluring alternatives? Today, we will explore 3 notable features which differentiate

17Apr 2018

Why Excel is the most popular estimating tool.

The use of spreadsheets, or namely Excel – the de facto King of all spreadsheets – has always been the most popular tool amongst Estimators. Since inception, estimators have inevitably gravitated towards Excel and to date, many still heavily swear by it. Today we will explore why Excel, a seemingly

Going paperless
26Mar 2018

Benefits of going Paperless

There is no doubt physical documentation & storage have aided companies in organizing their documents for decades, however, as we move into the digital age, the question comes up as to how reliable or relevant physical documentation is? While the notion of working “paperless” may merely seem like a strategic

6Mar 2018

The Real Reason Stopping you from moving to Digital Takeoff

If you are still practising manual takeoff, then you may wonder if you are truly satisfied, or simply a victim of complacency? As the saying goes, “Success breeds complacency, in turn, complacency breeds failure.” You may think that it is foolish trying to reinvent the wheel, however, digital takeoff, which

15Feb 2018

Increasing Return on Investment- How to Bring in Big Profits

It goes without saying that producing fast and accurate estimates is how contractors win more jobs. However, if you are still working with manual takeoff, then you probably aren’t as fast and accurate as you think you are. Some seasoned professionals may ask “If it ain’t broke, why fix it?”

1Feb 2018

Raster vs Vector

Have you ever wondered what the different drawing file types may mean for you as an Estimator? Surely you have received a range of drawing files from JPEG and PNG; to PDF and CAD. But did you know that all these file types primarily fall into two categories? As crazy