Construction estimation software is used to improve the speed and accuracy of the total estimation process of a construction project. The software provides the actual cost estimation of the project to the clients, thus improving the bidding process and productivity. These help determine the bottom-line cost of the construction project and eventually widen the profit margin. Regardless of the size of the construction project, the software can maximize workflow effectiveness, and the accurate estimation of cost of the raw materials. The estimation software considers material, labor, and equipment cost as reference while generating an estimate. The software also produces a display of 2D or 3D graphical view to estimate a built assembly which enables the visualization of the portion of the project that is being estimated. With such software, one can generate the project estimate, manage the bid day process, perform digital takeoffs, and speedily make comprehensive reports and expert proposals. Construction estimation software is helpful in preparing a detailed project cost assessment category wise such as material cost, operation cost, and labor cost.
The prominent growth drivers in the global construction estimation market are higher investments in the infrastructure industry. An increased amount of the usage of cloud-based software has boosted the construction estimation software market. High and upfront recurring cost of the software is one of the major restraints to the construction estimation software market. However, to overcome this challenge, many companies have introduced budget-specific solutions with different features and versions of the software. There is also reluctance among engineers and other structural professionals to adopt construction estimation software, as it is time consuming and challenging to learn. Yet, some companies have introduced innovative construction estimation software that combines the command of Structured Query Language (SQL) with an easy feel and look, reducing the learning time and effort to speed up adoption.
The construction estimation software market can be segmented based on the software license type into perpetual license and subscription license. Perpetually licensed software allow one to pay a sum up front to use the software in perpetuity. This type of licensing is the traditional model. Subscription type is one where the user has to pay a sum of amount for a specified time limit to use the software. After the end of the specified time period, the software license expires, unless the license is renewed. This latter type of software licensing has become popular with the emergence of cloud-based software. The market can also be segmented on the basis of the size of the project into small-sized project estimator, medium-sized project estimator, and large-sized project estimator. A project with higher cost or large-scale construction plan is expected to require a large-sized project estimator to validate the project construction.
The following companies are the prominent players in the global construction estimation software market: Autodesk, Inc., Cordell Information Pty Ltd, Bluebeam Software, Inc., Blu Bridge Capital LLC, Sage Software Inc., and Viewpoint Construction Computer Software Proprietary Limited. Other prominent vendors in the market are HomeTech Information Systems, Inc., ProEst Estimating Software, B2W Software Inc., PrioSoft Construction Software Ltd, Textura Corporation, PlanSwift LLC, Total Project Logistics Corp., Corecon Technologies Inc., 4Clicks Solutions LLC, and Causeway Technologies Ltd.
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