ConEst Blog

December 15, 2020 by Allan Goodwin

Make a list and check it twice!

If you’ve been estimating long enough, I’m sure you’ve received that fateful phone call that puts that sick feeling in your stomach. The general contractor or construction manager on the other end of the phone wants to know if you …
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May 22, 2020 by ConEst

Estimating Software Moves to the Cloud

The Construction industry is digitizing rapidly Thanks to improved access to broadband internet and the proliferation of mobile digital devices like smart phones, construction professionals are racing to boost their digital toolkits. According to a recent Construction Technology report, businesses …
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March 18, 2020 by Allan Goodwin

Adjusting for Risk in Your Estimates

I’ve been asked on several occasions to explain “Risk Ratio” as it pertains to construction estimating. It sounds complicated but really, it’s just the total profit divided by the total labor dollars. Knowing how to use it could help your …
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September 9, 2019 by ConEst

Database Management is a Key Competitive Advantage

Electrical and Low Voltage Databases: Comprehensive and Continually Updated Competitive advantage ConEst’s electrical estimating software helps customers gain a competitive advantage by delivering a comprehensive database which they can also customize to fit their unique business processes. Director of Product …
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March 7, 2019 by Bob Grocki

Turning a Successful Bid into a Profitable Job

Competitive Edge and Confidence in the Bid Process The ideal estimating software should provide a high level of detail, accurate material costs, and solid labor standards with automatic factoring based on conditions. The same intuitive format for organization and consistency …
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