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Estimating for Glass and Glazing

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WWW.ONCENTER.COM O N - SCR EEN TA K EO FF A N D Q UICK BID FO R G L AS S A N D G L A ZIN G 1 Page On-Screen Takeoff and Quick Bid for Glass and Glazing Contractors G l a s s a n d g l a z i n g c o n t r a c t o r s m u s t a c h i e v e t h e a r c h i t e c t u r a l d e s i g n i n t e n t r e g a r d i n g a e s t h e t i c s a n d s t y l e , w h i l e a t t h e s a m e t i m e , m e e t t h e l a t e s t s a f e t y, d u r a b i l i t y, a n d e n v i r o n m e n t a l s t a n d a r d s . T e chnologic al innovations have imp rove d ef f icie ncie s a nd expa nde d for m a nd func tion in the gla s s a nd gla zing trade s. Low- E or insulate d? D r y or wet gla zing? Cle a r or b ronze a nodize d f inish? Sliding gla s s walls? G la s s c ontrac tor s inve st in te chnology a nd e quipme nt, such a s CNC machine r y, to incre a se p roduc tivit y, re duc e wa ste, a nd incre a se p rof its. Howeve r, tools that improve ef f icie ncy a re not limite d to ma nufac tur ing. Te chnology, more spe cif ic ally sof t wa re, plays a vital role in imp rove d ef f icie ncy. Produc tivit y will incre a se imme diately whe n ma nual p roc e s se s a re automate d. The window to incre a se d p roje c ts a nd p rof its be gins with ac curate bids. In today's highly c ompetitive building industr y whe re " the low bid gets the job," a shop c a n lose money before the f ir st pa ne of gla s s is eve r cut without ac curate take of f s a nd e stimate s. O n Ce nte r Sof t wa re ha s cre ate d O n - Scre e n Take of f ® a nd Q uick Bid ® to automate the ma nual p roc e s se s use d to ge ne rate bids.

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