5 Trends in the Construction Industry That Make Electronic Takeoff Software a Necessity

The construction estimating takeoff process went largely unchanged for decades. Until relatively recently, takeoff was entirely manual process where estimators would examine physical drawings or blueprints and painstakingly create lists of materials. Digital, or electronic takeoff capabilities began entering the scene in the late 2000s, providing estimators with a much better way to visualize the […]

Does technology hold the key to construction industry labor shortage?

Technology tools can help attract, retain, and engage a construction workforce The construction industry is facing one of the most significant labor shortages it has ever experienced. The shortage involves workers in virtually every construction role — from field to office to the upper levels of management. The fact that about 41% of the US […]

Will takeoff technology take off?

A look at the construction technologies impacting electronic takeoff software While everyone in the construction industry works hard, the industry has a reputation for being something of a slacker when it comes to adopting technology. For construction companies, producing takeoffs efficientlyand accurately is essential to speeding the estimating process, winning more bids and staying competitive. […]

Welcome to the eTakeoff Newsletter – Issue 2, 2013

In this copy of the newsletter we bring you information on recent enhancements including the Ribbon Bar.  It also offers tips on renaming drawings and the Quick Access Toolbar. Recent Enhancements Ribbon Bar Version 3.3 includes an OPTIONAL Ribbon Bar. The ribbon bar offers a user-friendly alternative to the traditional multiple toolbars. New users typically prefer […]

Welcome to the eTakeoff Newsletter – Issue 1, 2013

In this issue of the newsletter we bring you information in the new enhancement Control Panel Favorites.  There are also tips on starting a new measurement from the control panel and organizing the measurement list. Recent Enhancements Control Panel Favorites On the eTakeoff Enhancements Forum we’ve had requests for the following features: Quickly copy and […]

Welcome to the eTakeoff Newsletter – Issue 3, 2012

In this copy of the newsletter we bring you a case study with Barrett Roofing plus information on release 3.2 of eTakeoff.  There are also usage tip on the control panel for Basic users and using drawing comparison. Case Study Barrett Roofing Barrett Roofing is a roofing subcontractor in Danbury Connecticut. They provide roofing services in […]

Welcome to the eTakeoff Newsletter – Issue 2, 2012

In this copy of the newsletter we bring you a case study with Construction Specialties, Inc. plus news on a current and upcoming releases of eTakeoff. There are also usage tips on moving projects and using the Project List window. Case Study Construction Specialties, Inc. Founded in 1948, Construction Specialties, Inc. is an enormous organization with sales offices and […]

Welcome to the eTakeoff Newsletter – Issue 1, 2012

In this copy of the newsletter we bring you news an the Advanced version of eTakeoff and Integration with McGraw-Hill Construction and eTakeoff’s new CEO.  There are also tips on copying quantities to other applications and using the extra drawing window. Product News – Important Notice eTakeoff Advanced Version eTakeoff Advanced has been released to replace […]

Welcome to the eTakeoff Newsletter – Issue 4, 2011

In this copy of the newsletter we’ll bring you a case study with LeBlanc Building plus usage tips on using standard scales and using drawing import. Case StudyLeBlanc Building Project Photo LeBlanc Building Company LeBlanc Building Company is a premier commercial/residential specialty framing contractor based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Established in 1983, they serve the Phoenix metropolitan area. Basic […]

Welcome to the eTakeoff Newsletter – Issue 3, 2011

In this copy of the newsletter we bring you news, of release 2.6 of eTakeoff plus a partner profile of CDC News.  There are also usage tips on loading places from CDs emails zip files, etc. and creating traces. Product News eTakeoff Release 2.6 Version 2.6 of the eTakeoff Viewer was released on August 8, 2011. Major […]