Construction industry update – Acquisition of Sydney-based Jobpac International Systems by Viewpoint Construction Software®

On 2nd April, Viewpoint Construction Software announced some significant news that will impact the construction industry in Australia and New Zealand: Viewpoint Construction Software® has acquired Sydney-based construction software company, Jobpac International Systems.

Have you heard about BIM? Are you wondering what all the fuss is about and how it will affect you?

BIM stands for Building Information Modelling. It’s not a piece of software or a product, it goes beyond a 3D model and applies to more than just buildings.

Estimating Software for the Rail industry

Best-of-breed VERSUS all-in-one business solution – which approach is best and why?

Written by our Product Manager, we consider a common challenge faced by the modern business today – whether to implement an all in one business solution or go down the “best-of-breed” approach. Both have pros and cons and at the end of the day it comes down to some simple questions and considerations about your business…

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Parametric estimating models

Written by our CEO and Director Rob MacDonald, find out what Parametric Estimating is and read how Highways England utilised a powerful, parametric model to help implement their managed motorways programme..

Building Information Modelling (BIM) – what all the fuss is about…

Mandated by Governments in the UK, US and Singapore, other countries including Australia are taking initiatives to implement BIM processes. Find out what BIM is all about, who will be using it and how estimating is a key part of the BIM process…

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5 Reasons why Estimating from First Principles is better than other methods

Estimating from first principles is all about having accurate knowledge of the direct costs of your resources – that is your Plant, Labour, Materials and your Subcontractor prices. Building up your items with knowledge of price and practical experience is crucial. This method of estimating is regarded as “best practice” and can be used to […]

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Top 10 Benefits of Estimating Software

Written by David Power
A lot of people ask me why they should invest in an estimating software system; what are the benefits over traditional methods of estimating? This post looks at the top 10 benefits of estimating software over other methods.

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