Estimating is the is first process of any construction project. Accurate estimates save time, resources and surprises.
Lark has an experienced, well rounded estimating team that can provide accurate estimates that will benefit both the client and the construction-development teams.
Speed, accuracy, consistency, management and professionalism are all cornerstones of Lark’s estimating unit. In our ever changing economy it has never been more important for contractors to track actual labor costs, material costs, equipment costs, and subcontract expenses than it is today. You need to be able to keep track of back orders as well as installed and stored materials. This all starts with the accurate estimate and the software will be used to determine the job’s closest-to-true cost and then complete a selling price.
Using construction estimating software allows Lark to prepare estimates that use the exact same procedures and costs each and every time. It also provides a basis for comparison of the estimate to the actual job cost and the ability to keep the history of job costs which gives the estimator tools to use in the future to adjust estimates and avoid costly overruns.
Lark’s project managers will use the estimate to determine how much labor resource and equipment he must dedicate to the job. It also is used to schedule any subcontractors that will be required and he will be able to track the progress of the job.
Lark will also use the estimate to help oversee various installations as well as requisitioning stock. The accounting department will use the estimate to prepare the schedule of values and track job costs. And the computers will perform a variety of diverse tasks that will make estimating, correspondence, project management, and purchasing more efficient.
In addition to consistency, speed, precision, and accuracy, computerized estimating delivers a higher level of professionalism. Today’s contractors use construction estimating programs to organize their business as well as optimize it. The estimate is used as a sales tool to document costs, and produce quotes leaving you the contractor in a very professional light with the potential customer.
Construction estimating software systems have become smarter and faster tools that help the estimator make intelligent decisions by automatically adjusting labor units and by calculating the installation difficulty factor for each item based on the task rather than using one factor straight across the board.