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  • Winning Big with Integrated Estimating Tools

    Winning Big with Integrated Estimating Tools

    " Contractors today have their hands full. On average, they are running a six-month backlog of projects and many are booked through the remainder of 2018 and into 2019 (FMI/AGC Risk Survey)....

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  • Don’t Gamble with Estimating Tools Without Training

    Don’t Gamble with Estimating Tools Without Training

    " If you work in construction, you’re constantly playing a game of risk. Did you remember to calculate indirect or direct cost correctly? Does your bid include office overhead and rent or the...

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  • Real Estimators of Genius - We Salute You

    Real Estimators of Genius - We Salute You

    " If you’re any kind of cost estimator, you’ve probably been involved in some crazy, complicated, weird—and wonderful—projects. Let’s face it, the world’s highest and longest glass bridge in China...

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  • Contractors Winning More with Estimating Software

    Contractors Winning More with Estimating Software

    " If you’re like most construction estimators today, you’re cranking out construction bids faster and faster. But if you’re preparing bids manually, how sure are you that your data is accurate?...

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  • Contractor's Suite White Paper: Contractors Stepping Outside Tech Comfort Zone

    Contractor's Suite White Paper: Contractors Stepping Outside Tech Comfort Zone

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  • Every Day is Bid Day for Bid Boss

    Every Day is Bid Day for Bid Boss

    " Between powerful new tech tools and soaring construction demand, the role of today’s construction estimator is evolving at a rapid pace. Digital tools are having a big impact on an estimator’s...

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  • On Center Customer Spends 50% Less Time on Takeoffs

    On Center Customer Spends 50% Less Time on Takeoffs

    " Bidding and winning the best work for your business has always been the name of the game. For an up-close look at how one Central Florida drywall contractor is crushing it, don’t miss Inside the...

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  • Don’t Let Risks Drag Down Productivity and Profits

    Don’t Let Risks Drag Down Productivity and Profits

    " Contractors today are in an enviable position. All summer long, construction spending in the U.S. has been surging past the $1 trillion mark monthly. Experts believe demand for all types of...

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  • 5 Tips for Onboarding Your New Cost Estimator

    5 Tips for Onboarding Your New Cost Estimator

    " Whew! Your construction company just landed a fantastic cost estimator. The new hire is detail-oriented and has extensive field experience. But before you plug them into your estimating...

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  • 3 Tips for Avoiding Costly Estimating Errors

    3 Tips for Avoiding Costly Estimating Errors

    " Ever feel like you’re in a car flying down the highway toward your next project, but you’re not sure what you’ll find when you get there? Juggling incomplete plans, late-arriving materials, and...

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  • 5 Tips for Adding New Estimating Software

    5 Tips for Adding New Estimating Software

    " It’s a fact. Contractors from all trades—from roofing to walls and ceilings—still rely heavily on spreadsheets, manual entry, and software that lacks integration. The 2017 JB Knowledge...

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  • 3 Things to Remember for Your Estimator Offer Letter

    3 Things to Remember for Your Estimator Offer Letter

    " Eureka! You’ve found the perfect job candidate to join the ranks of your growing estimating department. You’re hyped to extend a winning offer. Whether you’re hiring a newbie, junior, or senior...

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  • Construction Owners Breaking Away from Design-Bid-Build

    Construction Owners Breaking Away from Design-Bid-Build

    " Conley Smith, Sr. Business Writer If the Design-Build project delivery system needed a slogan, it could easily promote itself as the “change-order light” version of Design-Bid-Build. The...

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  • 5 Tech Questions to Ask About New Estimating Software

    5 Tech Questions to Ask About New Estimating Software

    " Whether you’re a concrete or flooring contractor, there are lots of tools and options in the takeoff and estimating software market. When it comes to evaluating and selecting a cost estimating...

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  • 5 Things to Keep in Mind Before Bidding

    5 Things to Keep in Mind Before Bidding

    " When you’re rushing to bid more work, it’s easy to repeat the same mistakes. Did you forget the unreliable supplier or which trade always runs late? Nobody wants the last 5% of any job to drain...

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  • Top 10 Questions to Size Up Construction Estimators

    Top 10 Questions to Size Up Construction Estimators

    " It’s time! Your small-to-mid-size construction business is busier than ever. You’re ready to add more crews and grow your one-person estimating department. Thanks to due diligence, you’ve...

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  • Check the box! Remember these 10 requirements when choosing software

    Check the box! Remember these 10 requirements when choosing software

    " Whether you’re an estimator for a medium-size drywall contractor or a project manager for a large GC, picking the right construction software can be a huge challenge. Sure, everyone loves...

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  • Top 10 Hiring Sites to Look for Great Estimating Talent

    Top 10 Hiring Sites to Look for Great Estimating Talent

    " Your next great construction estimator may already be looking at your website. Many estimators begin testing the waters just to see what’s out there months before taking the leap. On average,...

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  • Fox Business Show to Feature On Center Software

    Fox Business Show to Feature On Center Software

    " Today’s construction industry is not only highly competitive, but new technology is also rapidly transforming how contractors bid and win the most profitable projects for their business. ...

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