Construction Estimator

Developer: MICOM Software

Current Version: 3

Last Updated: 5 days ago

Download Size: 7.9 MB - Download

Description:

Construction Estimator is an easy to use estimating program to help a contractor or home owner estimate materials and cost of a project.

Mac OS X 10.8 or higher

The main menu of construction Estimator shows 14 functions to choose from. Construction Estimator does not have a set beginning point, you can start with any function. Each function has inputs that relate to the area to be calculated. After inputting the measurements press the calculate button. This will calculate and display the cost and the materials. These totals are remembered and saved in memory. Totals are also displayed in the totals form.

Many times you just need to get a quick estimate, this is where this program comes in handy. For example, you are going to pour a concrete floor, how many yards of concrete do you need for a 4 inch thick slab? or a 5 inch slab. After you have put in the gravel sub base you find out that the average depth is 5.5 inches deep. Do you spend the extra time and money to correct to depth to only 5 inches, or just pour a little more concrete. With this program you can quickly compare a depth of 5 inches or 5.5 inches.

You can also use the Slab function to calculate the yards of gravel for the sub base.

You can also use Construction Estimator in conjunction with other construction estimating programs.

Accuracy
Of course, the degree of your estimates accuracy depends on a number of factors. A small project, such as an addition, will likely produce a very close estimate. A bigger project, such as an entire home, may incur unexpected costs (such as more joists for support) and unforeseen difficulties (such as hard soil or bad weather). Careful input, along with experience that gives foresight, will yield a more accurate estimate.

Nothing is more critical to the success of a project than accurate measurements. While Construction Estimator can estimate the total lengths of wood and yards of concrete a project may involve, they are only estimates. To this, we offer two critical suggestions:

1. Cut wood to your specific measurements, not to the lengths estimated by this program.

2. Use your own judgment to add to concrete estimates. Unusual ground conditions and irregular dimensions make concrete estimates an imprecise science. It's better to have some left over than to run out in the middle of a project.

Estimator also includes a built in calculator.

COST FILE
Fill in the current costs For your area And press the SAVE button.
This will save the cost file.

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Release Notes:

Materials form added. Add up to 15 customize materials and their costs.

Drywall/sheetrock now estimates ceilings

Siding form also shows number of 12 foot and 16 foot pieces for lap side.

Totals form, Delete all added to popup

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