Archive for November 12, 2012
If you work in the contracting industry, then you know that the most stressful time in this industry comes when you are preparing a bid for a new job. Your bid needs to be as accurate as it can be. If you go over your bid while on the job, you will end up with a very unhappy job owner. You will probably face fines for going over your bid, especially if you work for a city or county developer that expects you to deliver the job for the price you quoted. Going over your costs will also cut into your profits, so your bid should be accurate for the purpose of ensuring that your contracting outfit stays active.
Construction estimating software can simplify your bid process. You can rely on construction estimating software to help you accurately predict the cost of all foreseen complications. You can also count on construction estimating software to account for the unforeseen complications you may run into. Unforeseen complications are usually the reason a bit is inaccurate. You may have to drill through rock that you had not expected to find when you start to lay utility lines into the ground. You might end up suffering damage to your cranes and heavy winds picked up and knock them over.
Your construction estimating software will help you create several scenarios that factor for both planned efforts and unexpected complications. For example, you can rely on construction estimating software to project more than one scenario in which you use a crane in a part of the nation known for heavy winds. The first scenario will show you the costs if you did not use a crane mats. A crane mat is an item that will help you keep your cranes in place no matter how heavy the winds get. The second scenario will show you what you would expect to pay after ordering some of these mats for your cranes.
Once you see multiple scenarios played out by your construction estimating software, you can find a practical middle ground and submit a bid based on that middle ground. You can also count on construction estimating software to plug into other construction software once you get started. This will help you manage the accounting of your project. It can also help you establish a practical budget for the project in the events that unforeseen complications delay your work.