Building and Construction

Benchmark Estimating offers quantity takeoff and estimating solutions for the building and construction industry.

Our solution is suited to commercial companies operating in the general construction market, as well as subcontractors who specialise in areas like precast concrete, plumbing and formwork/scaffolding works. As part of the software package we provide you with a database at no extra charge.

Benchmark Estimating offers quantity takeoff and estimating solutions for the building and construction industry. Benchmark Estimating Software is suited to commercial companies operating in the general construction market, as well as subcontractors who specialise in areas like precast concrete, plumbing and formwork/scaffolding works.

You can estimate using resource based methods whilst maintaining the ease of use and flexibility that makes our software stand out from its competitors.

You can use On-Screen Takeoff (OST) to measure your construction takeoff data electronically and then import it into Benchmark Estimating Software, or import a bill of quantities issued to you by a client. Preparing a price within Benchmark Estimating Software is very easy, you can utilise your database of rates in your Item Library to save time and eliminate the chance of leaving things out of your estimates.

From Benchmark Estimating Software you can export your estimate data to spreadsheets, create a program in Microsoft Project, manage quotes from subcontractors and suppliers as well as create progress claims and price variations.

As part of the software package we provide you with a database at no extra charge.

KEY FEATURES FOR THE BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION

  • quantity measurement using on-screen takeoff

    Cuts down both your construction takeoff and overall estimating time meaning more cost effective project estimates.

  • IMPORT / EXPORT A BILL OF QUANTITIES

    Easy import of your client’s bill of quantities directly from an Excel spreadsheet; saves time and eliminates typing errors.

  • AUTO ALLOCATE

    Bid client’s bills of quantities with matching or similar Items from your Library, saving significant time; greater consistency.

  • SUBCONTRACTOR MANAGER

    Save time on sourcing, analysing and comparing quotes from subcontractors; automatic updates of your estimate with the subcontractor’s or supplier’s price.

  • EXPORT TO MICROSOFT PROJECT

    Create a gantt chart automatically and directly from your estimate – Saves time and improves project management.

  • VALUATIONS / PROGRESS CLAIMS

    Easy to produce with a range of reports; available to allow better management of the billing process.

  • ROUTINES

    Price repetitive building and construction quotes quickly and easily; customisable to each customer; very powerful.

  • REGIONALISATION

    Set up different rates for the different regions you operate in; centralise your bid data and reporting.

  • MARKETING ANALYSIS

    Analyse and improve your market share; single point of entry; dynamic graphs and reports.

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Testimonials from Building and Construction users

Good value for money and efficient estimate production

“Benchmark Estimating Software was selected by us because it was good value for what is a significant investment for our company, it has a user friendly interface and efficient estimate production and comes with good training and support from a company who wants to work with us.”

Vincent Baldwin, DirectorWT Partnership Infrastructure, Auckland, New Zealand

Can be scaled up or down depending on the size and type of works

“I have been using “Benchmark Estimating” for many years now on various construction projects. The estimating package is easy to use and has the ability to be scaled up or down depending on the size and type of works being proposed. We have used the package on Civil works, residential projects, medium size commercial projects and an export housing system. We would highly recommend “Benchmark” to any prospective clients looking for a system that is flexible.”

Mark Bignell, DirectorBignell Concepts, Huskisson (Shoalhaven Region), NSW, Australia