This is a tool that helps estimate construction costs of building projects and helps bid for such projects.
General Construction Cost Estimating System based on Excel. It will help estimate construction projects and will help you bid effectively on such projects. The tool is built on top of one of the well known office productivity tools, namely the Microsoft’s spreadsheet tool the Excel. GeneralCOST Estimator works within an Excel file and uses several built-in cost data worksheets. It will help to create, build, and manage your cost estimates quickly and easily. This tool helps estimate the costs in construction accurately for contractors, builders, cost estimators, architects and construction professionals so that they can estimate profits accurately as well as bid effectively. More accurately you are able to estimate costs, more probability of improving the bottom line in your business. This estimator includes all known cost categories that are involved in general constructions.
This data is well organized in several worksheets and include current unit prices of material and labor including labor hours required for various tasks. The utility applies city indexes automatically and adjusts costs for the specific location of the construction. These then can be customized with cost data to suit your local conditions and business. Any specific overheads and profits could be easily applied. This tool is not for novices, but for the construction industry professionals; it should be simple to use and is quite intuitive. Output reports/documents that could be created include price quotation, bill of material and several levels of detailed reports. Extensive on-line help and step by step guide are available. This is a very good tool for the specific industry vertical.