Construction Estimation Software – 2019

Construction Estimation Software – 2019

29th April 2019

Last week we brought our readers some information on the benefits that can be gained by construction companies which use estimation software on their construction projects.  As promised, today we’re going to take a look at some of the best estimation software for the construction industry in 2019.

  • Easy Price Pro – provides a simple solution which helps you to price building works faster and is appropriate for new builds, extensions, plumbing, electrics and all other trades, including roofing, plastering, decorating, etc.  It’s intuitive and simple to use, so there’s no need for any specialist computer or technical skills to use it.  This software doesn’t’ just provide you with the cost of the build, it also produces useful reports to make the estimation process easy and enables you to deliver a professional written quotation for potential clients.
  • BuildingWorks – this is an award winning software app that not only delivers professional customer quotes, it supplies full cost breakdowns and detailed materials schedules  (giving you the information you need to bargain with suppliers over materials) and impressive 3D visuals that can put you ahead of the competition when it comes to dealing with potential clients in a professional manner.
  • EasyEstimate – enables the production of professional and accurate interactive customer quotes, estimates and invoices.  This will be available to you anywhere you can get an internet connection, and works seamlessly across all devices, enabling on site updates in real time.  This software with also provide you with live real time prices from major suppliers, a sub-contractor database to keep all your contacts available at all times.
  • EValuate – this will enable you to produce accurate construction bids and competitive estimates from first principles, or using existing build ups from your own previous jobs.  2D, 3D and BIM measurements can be automatically linked back to the estimate to update quantities, saving you time on calculations.  This software will automatically import Excel bills, price them and export rates back into the source document.  Moreover, you will be able to easily manage your subcontractor tendering and comparison of bids.
  • Esti-mate – Create a highly detailed and accurate estimate with the ability to access previous projects’ data.  You’ll have access to the most up to date costing information from data in the pricing library and produce an accurate estimate, taking into account some of the biggest risks associated with specific circumstances, including a no-deal Brexit!

These are just five examples of estimating software designed specifically for the construction industry here in the UK.  However, we would advise looking at several solutions, with differing models (freemium, premium, professional, etc.) and different pricing levels, so it’s vital to check out what’s on offer and choose the best solution for your construction company.  Taking advantage of the free trial offers is a great way of testing a piece of software without committing yourself completely.