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Takeoff and Estimating for Fireproofing

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WWW.ONCENTER.COM O N - SCR EEN TA K EO FF & Q UICK BID FO R FIR EPRO O FIN G 5 Page Bet ter ways to manage costs Q uick Bid ge ne rate s re por ts that help the busine s s owne r ma nage labor a nd mate r ial c osts. T he re a re re por ts to ma nage mate r ial inve ntor ie s a nd purcha se s a nd to pla n labor-hour s a nd c osts for va r ious job c ate gor ie s a nd ta sks. D e pe nding on the re por ting c apabilitie s, labor is b roke n down into subc ate gor ie s like site a nd installation labor. Additionally, re por ting c a n p rovide total b re akdowns by Pha se—rough in, dete c tion a nd supp re s sion syste ms, etc. Fur the r more, mate r ial re quire me nts a re re por te d by what is ne e de d a nd whe n to facilitate just-in -time purcha sing. T he se pro - gra ms also expor t c ost infor mation to more tha n a doze n ac c ounting syste ms—yet a nothe r way to s ave time a nd re duc e input e r ror s. A b et te r w a y to c o n d u c t b u s i n e s s Fire p roof ing c ompa nie s that use O n - Scre e n Take of f a nd Q uick Bid c a n't imagine doing busine s s without the se tools. T he se p rogra ms help the owne r s: • Save Time and Money: Re duc e the c ost of shipping a nd p r inting pla ns. Spe nd fa r le s s time doing take of f s a nd e stimating c osts for e ach bid. Submit more bids to win more p roje c ts. • Reduce Costly Mistakes: Eliminate ma nual e ntr y e r ror s a nd se e on the scre e n that eve r y thing is ac c ounte d for, which de cre a se s the likelihood of having to pe r for m "value e ngine e r ing" to re c oup lost reve nue a nd ex tra expe nse s from a n e r ror-f ille d bid. • Improve Collaboration: G et eve r yone on the s a me page for how to bid a nd wor k a job. • Dif ferentiate from Competition: Submit bids, re spond to cha nge re que sts a nd of fe r alte r native s quick ly a nd with c onf ide nc e. Conclusion A f ire p roof ing c ompa ny's suc c e s s be gins with expe r tise, at te ntion to detail, a nd good pla nning. Tak ing too long to ge ne rate a bid or bidding too high be c ause of inac curate input c osts will c ause c ompa nie s to lose jobs. Conve r sely, if a c ompa ny bids too low due to inac curate infor mation, it will lose money on its wor k . T he obje c tive is to get it r ight the f ir st time, eve r y time. O n Ce nte r Sof t wa re applic ations help ke e p a c ompa ny busy p roducing bids a nd winning p rof itable p roje c ts. On Center Software has been a trusted provider of construction automation management solutions for nearly three decades. On Center was the first in the industry to offer the best-in-class digital solutions for takeoff and estimating: On-Screen Takeoff® and Quick Bid®. Our award-winning software is recognized by the industry, our customers, and partners in 60 countries around the world and is part of construction management curriculum at more than 300 universities and institutions.

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