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Takeoff and Estimating for Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Contractors

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WWW.ONCENTER.COM TA K EO FF A N D EST IM AT IN G SO F T WA R E FO R MEP CO N T R ACTO R S 1 Page T he busine s s of MEP c ontrac tor s is one whe re eve r y a spe c t of a job is c omplex a nd unique. Ye a r s ago, the c ore of the se trade s focuse d on r unning the c onduit, pipe, a nd duc t wor k . O ve r the ye a r s the industr y ha s be c ome more te chnic al. Comme rcial buildings a re much more sophistic ate d tha n they we re just a de c ade ago. T hey have c ompute r- c ontrolle d e ne rgy a nd lighting ma nage me nt syste ms. To e nha nc e produc tivit y, re duc e wa ste, a nd incre a se p rof its, MEP c ontrac tor s must inve st in mode r n te chnology a nd e quipme nt. Now bat te r y- powe re d c able fe e de r s re duc e a one -hour p roc e s s pe r for me d by a ha ndful of wor ke r s to just one pe r son on a 15 -minute job. Tools that incre a se ef f icie ncy a nd ef fe c tive ne s s a re not limite d to the c onstr uc tion site. T he dr ive for p roje c t ac curacy be gins with reviewing the digital take of f of str uc tural /e ngine e r ing drawings a nd de signs to a s sure that all re quire d building syste m solutions a re c apture d up front. T his ove r view proc e s s is the be st way to avoid unne c e s s a r y p roble ms down the road, such a s faile d inspe c tions, rewor k, a nd p roje c t pe naltie s. Takeoff and Estimating Software for Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Contractors I n t h e h i g h l y c o m p e t i t i v e w o r l d o f M e c h a n i c a l , E l e c t r i c a l , a n d P l u m b i n g ( M E P ) t r a d e s , a l l e f f i c i e n c i e s t h a t c a n b e g a i n e d — f r o m t a k e o f f t h r o u g h b u i l d - o u t — a r e c r u c i a l t o a c o m p a n y 's b o t t o m l i n e . U l t i m a t e l y, t h e s u c c e s s o f a p r o j e c t o c c u r s e v e n b e f o r e a c o m p a n y w i n s t h e w o r k . I t a l l s t a r t s w i t h a h i g h l y a c c u r a t e b i d b u i l t o n t h e p r e c i s i o n a n d t i m e l i n e s s o f a c o m p a n y 's t a k e o f f a n d e s t i m a t i o n p r o c e s s e s . T h i s a c c u r a c y p r o v i d e s t h e f i r m w i t h t h e f l e x i b i l i t y t o b u i l d w i t h a f a i r p r o f i t m a r g i n a n d r e m a i n c o m p e t i t i v e .

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