How Can Templates Help During Construction Estimating?

How Can Templates Help During Construction Estimating?

There’s always a battle to fight when you’re a tradesman or a contractor in the construction industry. Competition, thin margins and rising material costs are all despised enemies of your bottom line. What’s more, time- and money-saving shortcuts are hard to come by, especially because structural integrity is at stake once the actual work…

Organizing Your Construction Project Takeoff Process

Organizing Your Construction Project Takeoff Process

Material lists are aptly named. They are anything but immaterial, after all. In fact, they are so important to construction projects that whether you’re still formulating a bid for your next job or are preparing to order materials so you can begin the actual work, nothing will move forward smoothly unless your material list is…

What’s The Best Way To Estimate A Concrete Job?

Estimating can be an extremely time-consuming part of your job. It adds to your overhead — meaning, you’ll work more to make up those costs. Yet it’s also one of the most important parts of your job, because it generates more income for your company. When you work in concrete, the estimating process can be a bit different than in…

Construction Estimating Software Best Practices

Whether you’re just starting with estimating software or have been using it for years, there are a number of ways you can optimize your usage to better ensure you’re getting the best possible outcomes from your investment.

Here’s a quick look at construction estimating software best practices that help you do just that:

Investigate the aspects of the job. Start by reviewing all…

Choosing The Right Flooring Estimating Software

As a contractor, you know that time is money. The more time you spend on the job, the more profitable your company can be. However, if you fail to bring in enough business, your company can go under. Yet spending too much time in the office working on estimates can increase your overhead, eating into your profitability. How do you…

Understanding The Risks Involved In Construction Project Estimation

There’s a reason the carpenter’s saying, “Measure twice, cut once,” became so popular. When you’re working on a takeoff estimate for a new construction project, it’s easy to make mistakes. Whether it’s an issue with the measurements, the timing of your takeoff, not having accurate price information available for the materials you regularly require, or any number of other aspects,…

Why Should I Use Estimating Software?


Consider the following story about a sales office at a ready-mix concrete company:

Everyone was up especially early to get the bids in on time and weren’t necessarily firing on all cylinders yet. Then it happened. One of the sales reps transposed a few numbers and, suddenly, instead of making a great profit on thousands of yards of concrete, the company…

PrebuiltML Holiday Hours

In observance of Christmas & New Years Day, our Support office will be closed for business on:

Monday, December 25, 2017
Monday, January 1, 2018

We will return to normal business operations on Tuesday, December 26 & January 2nd at 6:00 am PST

As 2017 comes to a close, PrebuiltML thanks you for your business and wishes you and your families a very Merry Christmas…

Labor Day

In observance of Labor Day, our Support office will be closed for business on:

Monday, September 4, 2017

We will return to normal business operations on Tuesday, September 5 at 6:00 am PST

Labor Day in the United States is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength,…