Free Construction Estimating Tools – Get-A-Quote

July 8, 2011 by · Comments Off on Free Construction Estimating Tools – Get-A-Quote
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Get-A-Quote is an easy way to find labor and material cost estimates for nearly any residential, commercial or industrial construction project. Just type the key word you’re looking for to search the database (which include thousands of material costs, the man hours required for installation, the installed cost and the cost of equipment where needed to complete the project) and click on Get A Quote. This is a simple yet effective tool to use to get a ball park estimation for your construction project.

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QuickCalculators – Construction Estimating Calculators

July 8, 2011 by · Comments Off on QuickCalculators – Construction Estimating Calculators
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QuickCalculators are designed to help you quickly calculate quantities for common construction projects and the surface areas of some basic room shapes. You simply enter the dimensions for your job in the blank spaces then push the View QuickCalculator Report button to view and print your results. Some of the calculators offered for construction projects are Bearing Walls, Joist System, Concrete Wall & Footing, roofs, rectangular and round rooms and more.

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Free Construction Cost Calculators – Estimate Calculators

July 7, 2011 by · Comments Off on Free Construction Cost Calculators – Estimate Calculators
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Easy to use home renovation cost calculators allow you to get project cost estimates online. Home Renovation Estimate – provides many diffeent home renovation cost calculators such as: Roof ,Eavestroughs, Deck and Patio, Fence, driveways, window replacements, doors, bathroom, kitchen, floor, fireplace and many more. Simply choose a project from the navigation menu and get your home renovation estimate free online.

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Blocklayer Construction Estimating Calculators

July 7, 2011 by · Comments Off on Blocklayer Construction Estimating Calculators
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Blocklayer.com is a great website with many tools and calculators to assist contractors, renovators, tradesmen, DIY to better estimate their construction project.  This one site has all the tools you can imagine that can you to estimate and calculate your construction or renovation costs.   It offers many great calculators for specific projects such as roof, stairs, deck, concrete, gazebo, and many more.

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PostFrame Manager Construction Estimating Software

July 7, 2011 by · Comments Off on PostFrame Manager Construction Estimating Software
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PostFrame Manager 4.0 – Create, price, and otherwise manage postframe building construction with this industry leading program. Includes 3D virtual touring and stampable 2D drawings. Calculates all labor and materials, taxes, and even special items. This version is free to use. Although intended for contractors this is simple enough to use for the average person to visualize any building he or she wishes to construct like garages, office buildings, machine sheds, warehouses, equestrian arenas, barns, etc. If you want to save money on your next construction project, postframe is the way to go. This program makes it easy.

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Flooring Manager Construction Estimating Software

July 7, 2011 by · Comments Off on Flooring Manager Construction Estimating Software
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Flooring Manager is a free consumer app for layout of laminate or plank floors. Different styles, size and materials supported. Free for non-commercial use. Includes printable layout drawings. Flooring Manager is state-of-the art estimating software. But that’s just where the story begins.

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On-Screen Takeoff Construction Estimating Software

July 7, 2011 by · Comments Off on On-Screen Takeoff Construction Estimating Software
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On Center’s On-Screen Takeoff (OST) is a sophisticated electronic plan viewer and onscreen takeoff tool that can help users in the construction trade quickly prepare accurate bids. You can use it to view, annotate, and measure electronic plans as well as obtain quick and easy calculations of areas, volumes, and other specifications, even curved surfaces and areas. It integrates tools for calculating, preparing, and submitting bids for a wide range of construction-related trades, including concrete, flooring, roofing, and landscaping. It can be used with plotters and digitizers as well as the developer’s proprietary interactive pen.

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Methvin Construction Estimating Software

July 6, 2011 by · Comments Off on Methvin Construction Estimating Software
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Methvin is a construction and renovation estimating software product. Some of its features include the ability to break down tasks into sub-bills tasks, the ability to lock tasks independently to allow for imbalanced rates, and produce invitation to tender letters.


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Bid4Build Construction Estimating Software

July 6, 2011 by · Comments Off on Bid4Build Construction Estimating Software
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Bid4Build is the new update to the previous version bi2build and it is one of the most advanced, easy to use, construction estimating software on the market.  Designed for all sizes of general and subcontractors, Bid4Build construction software generates bids, cost estimates and reports, quickly and accurately so you can win the work and build your customer base. Bid4Build is well suited for all types of residential construction, insurance estimating, electrical estimating, home remodeling, and many areas of commercial construction. Bid4Build’s extensive database and category listings enable you to provide accurate estimates which span the gamut of contractor jobs, including most every common building material. Standard features include Estimating, Scheduling, Job Tracking & Costing, Invoicing, Contract Writer, Construction Calculators, Craftsman Costbook Databases, Extensive 3rd Party Software Integration; and many other features and functions.  The free version is a working copy with some feature disabled.

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Free Construction Estimating Software

Free Construction Estimating SoftwareThis post lists various free construction estimating software and tools that can be used free of charge.  Some of the tools can estimate material, labor and provide customer relations database and full reporting.  Some other tools may provide a subset of the above mentioned task.  Some tools are sophisticated while others may be easier to use.  It is therefore important to read the description for each software to determine what is most suitable for your project.  All these software are functional in the free version; however while some tools are fully functional, others may have some features disabled in the free form.  We hope that you enjoy using these tools and please let us know if you know of any other free construction estimating tools.

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