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.
The Central European Directorate (CED) of the Colas Group initiative to implement Benchmark Estimating Software across its operations has achieved a significant milestone as possibly the first business of its kind to utilise estimating software in Hungary.
Colas Poland is part of the major French civil engineering firm Colas group. As a result of the Colas Group initiative to implement Benchmark Estimating Software across its Central Europe operations, Colas Poland (Colas Polska Sp. z o.o.) is realising significant benefits with bids.
When faced with the challenge of easily making changes to a very large database for their client without having to go through every single project, WT Partnership (WTP) had no hesitation in selecting Benchmark Estimating Software.
WTP purchased a Benchmark corporate licence in December 2014 for their client, a large government organisation, and is currently in the process of building their database for 22 projects under their specific program.