As a framing subcontractor, it is important for you to submit your bids faster, while ensuring your labor and material quantities are accurate. You need to calculate precisely how many square feet of subfloor, total count of studs and plates and/or labor you need for the project. Speed and accuracy are the keys to your success.
Cloud-based software such as Square Takeoff can turn the whole scenario in your favor. The software allows you to upload digital blueprints and complete an online takeoff™ and estimate at a much faster rate compared to manually do it by hand. Let’s look at some of those benefits and features.
Custom Framing Templates and Tools
The software allows you to customize the tools to fit your business model. You can create customized templates for each trade you estimate. Each template can contain job specific assemblies that assist in the calculation of labor, equipment and project material. Tools like the Joist and Rafter Tool, allow you to layout and calculate the number of floor joists or roof rafters you need to frame out your project. Making what could be a complex action by hand, faster and easier. Just remember that if you can estimate it by hand, you can definitely do it with Square Takeoff.
Working with Digital Blueprints Has Never Been So Easy
You can upload digital blueprints and begin working right away. The software works with many different formats such as PDF, JPEG, PNG and so much more. Being able to work directly with your digital files, helps eliminate any need of printing the plans, which will save you money on your projects. You can zoom and pan the image, electronically measure total lengths and identify areas, and do counts of needed items. Navigation is easy and you can get up and going in just minutes. Once again saving you valuable time and money.
Cross-Platform and Mobile Friendly
An Internet-enabled device is all you need to access the online platform. It does not really matter whether it is a desktop, laptop, tablet, or a smartphone. Open your browser, log in and begin working. It is so simple!
Summing It Up
Square Takeoff brings in an array of attributes that make it tailor-made for a framing subcontractor. Features like custom formulas, trade specific templates, easy-to-use tools, bid management, and more make it a welcome solution for you.
If you have not taken Square Takeoff for a spin, then today is the day to sign-up for a full-unrestricted 14-day trial. Don’t forget to schedule your free demo to see how Square Takeoff can impact your business today.