Pattern Search

Pattern Search Overview Pattern search can be used to find multiple occurrences of symbols representing components that need to be quantified. These components can represent material in any trade including door & wall types, fixtures & receptacles, signs, fire alarms, piers, and even landscape material like trees & shrubs. A sample pattern is selected in […]

Case Study – Construction Specialties, Inc.

Founded in 1948, Construction Specialties, Inc. is an enormous organization with sales offices and manufacturing across the globe. Following their mantra of “creating products that make buildings better”, they offer a wide variety of products including doors, wall coverings, flooring, louvers, grilles, sun controls, specialty venting cubicle tracks and curtains and more. The Expansion Joint […]

Case Study – Barrett Roofing

Barrett Roofing is a roofing subcontractor in Danbury Connecticut. They provide roofing services in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York State and New Jersey. In addition to roofing they install architectural sheet metal and do other specialty work. Most of their work is commercial, industrial or institutional with projects ranging from thousands of dollars to […]

Product Review – General Industries

I am a Senior estimator for a general contractor in south western PA. I first learned about eTakeoff from McGraw Hill and signed up for the free 30 day trial. Having used other on screen takeoff programs, I found eTakeoff to be very user friendly and after about a week of using the program and […]

Product Review – Excellence in Stone

I am the estimator for Excellence in Stone, Inc. Our company fabricates and installs Tile, Stone, Terracotta, and Solid Surfaces in South Florida. We specialize in high end residential and commercial projects up to $ 7 million dollars. With this much money at stake we needed an estimating software that would allow me to service […]

Product Review – Barrett Roofing

eTakeoff is an incredibly powerful and versatile piece of software. I am an estimator for Barrett Roofing, a Union roofing contractor in the tri-state area and eTakeoff has made me more efficient with my time, more effective with my efforts, and more competitive with my bids. I starting using the software in August of 2012 […]

Product Review – The Lombard Company

We are a general contractor that performs between $20 to 30 million in primarily public sector work in the Chicago Metropolitan area annually. We are signatory to the carpenters and laborers union, and we rarely self-perform any work, except when the terms of the contract require some percentage of work to be self-performed. We have […]

Organizing the Measurement List

Measurement List Basics We’ll start by describing the various ways you can configure the measurement list. (If you’re familiar with configuring the list you may want to skip this section.) The measurement list allows you to do the following to organize the list: You can change the width of a column by dragging the line […]