The building or construction industry has really changed since the 90s and there is better techniques, technology and methods as well as higher and more challenging standards to achieve. You have better tools that you can use right now, as compared to before. Even the materials that are available are better. However, among all these positive changes, software is without a doubt the biggest and most powerful change that has ever occurred. In Australia alone, there are hundreds of companies that use these in their day to day projects and given the fact that your competitors would most certainly be using this methodology, it makes sense that you too should join this. The alternative would be to not change with time and fall behind.
But What Advantages Will Your Customers Gain From This?
Quite a few benefits actually. Let’s go from a basic level. When you get a house to build for instance, the jobs that are needed to complete it will be handed to groups of people under you who will work to ensure that they meet timelines and the quality of work expected. Even on a superficial glance you can say that technology can just make their lives and jobs easier. For instance there are MEP estimators who can be managing the plumbing, the electrical work and the mechanical work that goes into the construction.
Your subcontractors will also need to work with the many estimations that come from head or lead contractors. Suppose the client wants to know how much they need to allocate for just plastering only, a good plastering estimating software can get this job done for you in minutes. Not only will you be empowering your team and giving them a boost, you will also be giving your customers a better service. Customers will save time, know what their money is used in and how much is needed in advance.
What Does An Estimation Software Actually Do?
There are literally thousands of formulae that are built in to the software that will help you simplify your work processes, whether it is estimation, take off or anything else. You will have the ability to provide your customer with a pretty good estimation just on the spot, meaning that your customers will be able to rely more on you. It will give them reassurance that you are working with complete professionalism and transparency.
What about the Costs of Having Software?
Yes, there is a charge involved for you to get and use the software but just think about this. If you did not use the software, you will have to do everything manually and that means more staff, more salaries to pay, more chances of human error, more time consuming work that may not directly bring in business, more infrastructure and more training and development as well as a waiting time until your team gets used to the work process. Now just think how you can overcome most of these, if not all of these with a software that can be used; and that is why you need to invest in software.