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Everything today's Estimators need to know to create easier, faster, and more accurate estimates.

  • Are Your Electrical Estimates at Risk of These 3 Costly Problems?

    Are Your Electrical Estimates at Risk of These 3 Costly Problems?

    Takeoff and estimating for electrical projects can be time-consuming, but, your estimates still might be more tedious than is necessary. Read the blog for how to streamline your estimates, accurately.

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  • 3 Sneaky Problems that Hurt the Profitability of Plumbing and Piping Projects

    3 Sneaky Problems that Hurt the Profitability of Plumbing and Piping Projects

    Protect your profit your margins on plumbing and piping projects by knowing three problems that could be to blame––and how to produce estimates that ensure you’re staying profitable. Read the blog.

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  • How to Upgrade Your Electrical & ICT Estimating Tools––Without the IT Hassles

    How to Upgrade Your Electrical & ICT Estimating Tools––Without the IT Hassles

    Cloud-hosted solutions for takeoff and estimating are helping contractors alleviate the upfront cost and complexity of owning and maintaining their own IT infrastructure. Read the blog to learn how.

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  • How to Add Value to Your Cost Estimates with Value Engineering

    How to Add Value to Your Cost Estimates with Value Engineering

    Learn what value engineering is and is not, an approach and 3 stages of good value engineering in construction, and tips for adding value to your estimates.

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  • Increased Bid Accuracy and a True Competitive Advantage with Model-based Estimating

    Increased Bid Accuracy and a True Competitive Advantage with Model-based Estimating

    From bidding a project every 10 days to bidding three projects every week.

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  • How to create successful construction bids using 3D modeling

    How to create successful construction bids using 3D modeling

    Frostburg State University Education & Health Science Center construction sequence created from a Barton Malow SketchUp model.  Executing fast-paced construction projects requires expertise,...

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  • 5 Ways Paper-based Construction Files Are Costing You

    5 Ways Paper-based Construction Files Are Costing You

    General contractors are losing money relying on paper-based construction files. Learn the 5 ways paper-based construction files are costing money, and how digital cost-estimating can help.

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  • 7 Deadly Sins of Spreadsheets: Are Your Construction Estimates at Risk?

    7 Deadly Sins of Spreadsheets: Are Your Construction Estimates at Risk?

    While basic spreadsheets were once the de facto standard, they’re no longer the best solution. They lack critical features and functionality that could be putting your profits in danger.

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  • How to Compete for Bigger Construction Projects

    How to Compete for Bigger Construction Projects

    Experts estimate that most construction companies only win between 10-20% of the projects they bid. Estimating is often considered to be a numbers game. Here's how to compete for bigger projects.

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  • Your Best Estimator Just Quit - Now What?

    Your Best Estimator Just Quit - Now What?

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job growth for cost estimators is projected to increase by 11% by 2024. Here are 3 tips to minimize the impact should your top estimator quit.

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  • 4 Margin-killing Construction Estimating Errors—and How to Avoid Them

    4 Margin-killing Construction Estimating Errors—and How to Avoid Them

    When you underestimate, you eat into your margins, which are already tight. When you overestimate, your high bid may be the reason you lose the job to a competitor. Here's how to avoid construction.

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  • You Should Be Training Your Estimators - Here's Why

    You Should Be Training Your Estimators - Here's Why

    In the construction industry, it’s important to provide training and professional development opportunities for your estimators. Here’s why.

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  • How to Find Talented Estimators During the Labor Shortage

    How to Find Talented Estimators During the Labor Shortage

    Many essential roles in construction don’t physically involve getting your hands dirty. In addition to skilled labor, estimators are becoming harder to find during the labor shortage.

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  • How to Master the Takeoff In Construction Estimating

    How to Master the Takeoff In Construction Estimating

    Takeoff in construction — or material takeoff (MTO) — is an essential part of the estimating process. Before an estimator can bid for a project, they need to know the types and quantities of materials

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  • Adapt or Die — Why Adopt Tech Trends in a Competitive Construction Market?

    Adapt or Die — Why Adopt Tech Trends in a Competitive Construction Market?

    In this guide, we’ll discuss why the modern construction industry is so dynamic and competitive in comparison to the past, and how the right cutting-edge technology will enable you to thrive.

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  • Building a Better BIM Team Checklist

    Building a Better BIM Team Checklist

    Use this multi-disciplinary BIM Team best practices checklist to make sure you breaking down silos, and improving collaboration and project management at every touchpoint.

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  • Social Distancing at Work: Can You Mind the Six Foot Bubble?

    Social Distancing at Work: Can You Mind the Six Foot Bubble?

    Why keeping people six feet apart at work isn’t always practical and 6 ways to create an environment conducive to social distancing.

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  • 5 Tough Questions for Construction Experts [VIDEO]

    5 Tough Questions for Construction Experts [VIDEO]

    Construction experts answer questions about the future of BIM, robots in construction, labor shortages and talent retention, mixed reality in construction, and the Constructible Process.

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  • Keeping Your Business Connected with Trimble7:16

    Keeping Your Business Connected with Trimble

    Watch this video recap to learn how Trimble MEP is there to support our customers during this time of social distancing. Get all the latest updates on: https://go.mep.trimble.com/remote-working

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  • Innovative Solutions to Unique Challenges Facing Small to Midsize Construction Companies

    Innovative Solutions to Unique Challenges Facing Small to Midsize Construction Companies

    How smaller construction firms solve challenges like limited visibility and access to bids, hiring and retaining skilled people, thin margins, embracing change and more.

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