The cost of slow and unreliable spreadsheets was significantly impacting estimating efficiencies for New Zealand-based Civtec Limited. Learn how, through using Benchmark Estimating Software hosted in the Cloud, Civtec turned their prior method of estimating on its head and made the seemingly daunting task of pricing a complex project a mere distant memory.
How Sawa Group grew 50 times in 7 years. Benchmark’s security, accuracy and support helped them navigate through a very challenging African environment and has given them the confidence to go after even bigger projects.
Through their core businesses of hire, road surfacing, transport, fuel & sweeping Perth-based KEE Group has been delivering professionalism, reliability and expertise to some of the largest civil and mining companies for over 10 years. But when it came to estimating their road surfacing contracting projects, the one thing they identified as missing – the key for KEE – was consistency! That was, until they implemented Benchmark Estimating Software.
As Jamie Whincup took the chequered flag at the ‘Coates Hire Newcastle 500 round of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship’ on a super summer Sunday afternoon in November 2017 to claim a record 7th championship, the team at Gleeson Civil Engineering were quietly congratulating themselves on their part in making the event an amazing success.
Pricing a lot of similar jobs means a lot of repetitive pricing for Sydney-based Mack Civil Engineering, so they needed a database that they could rely on. In addition, as a relatively small, but fast-growing company, they needed to contain costs wherever possible. They have managed to achieve both of these objectives with the implementation of Benchmark Estimating Software.
Managing Director of BG Contracting, Jonas Paterson, admits that ten years ago the company was pricing ‘on the back of a cigarette packet’. “No productivities could be allocated when bidding items. There was no comparison possible with other projects that we had bid previously,” Jonas Paterson said.
One objective at Benchmark Estimating Software has always been to achieve universality: to develop an effective solution for all companies, from the very large to the very small. The benefits of the software to a smaller business are demonstrated by the experience of All Civils WA.
As a new business in the sector, Cherrie Civil Engineering took the opportunity to implement Benchmark Estimating Software when the company was launched in 2015.
This decision has proven extremely beneficial to the business.
With business operations and subsidiaries across Europe, major French civil engineering firm Colas, a worldwide leader in transport infrastructure construction and maintenance, selected Benchmark Estimating Software to achieve the goal of unifying estimating processes across their Central European Division. Colas Croatia and Slovenia purchased their Benchmark Estimating Software licenses in 2014 and are reporting impressive […]
Six months after publishing the success story of a large government organisation who approached us with their specific requirements for an estimating system, we follow-up to see how the software is working for them. Benchmark Estimating Software introduced an estimating model for the client to address their initial challenge with the aim of increasing productivity and the accuracy of their estimates.