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Sep 05

10 Construction Estimating Software Used in Australia and other English Speaking Countries

10 Construction Estimating Software Used in Australia and other English Speaking Countries One of the decisions you have to make prior to purchasing construction estimating software is whether to choose software designed for the international market or local industry. There are many good estimating programs for the US, Canada, UK and other English-speaking markets that …

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Sep 02

Why QSPlus is Better than WinQS – Construction Estimating Software

Advantages of QSPlus vs WinQS – Construction Estimating Software Choosing the best construction estimating / quantity surveying software for your needs can be a difficult process if you have never used estimating software in your projects, but it becomes easy when you have tried at least two advanced programs. It’s easy to become comfortable with …

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Jul 25

Top 8 Construction Management Software for Building Contractors, Remodelers, Interior Designers and Trade Specialists

  It doesn’t matter whether you are in the construction, renovation, home decoration or subcontracting business, your client’s project will have three main stages which start with consultation and planning, followed by the tendering/bidding process and the contract management stage. Estimates and budgets are produced in the planning stage, proposals in the form of priced …

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Jun 20

Building Permit – Application for Building Plan Approval

Before you begin building a house on purchased land, you have to get a Building Permit also known as Building Plan Approval. There are building permits for different types of structures and residential developments. Also building requirements may differ from one place to another within a country, region or district. In the United States, you …

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Jun 09

Building a House – Get a Construction Cost Estimate

    After the Architect or Building Designer has produced drawings of your proposed house, you have to calculate the cost of construction. One of the mistakes that clients make is leaving building cost estimating in the hands of the contractor or an engineer who is working on the project. Let’s be honest, a building …

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Jun 06

Building a House – Should You Hire an Architect or Building Designer?

  The next step after choosing a location and buying land to build your house is getting an Architect or Certified Building Designer to design your house. What is the difference between an Architect and Building Designer? To start with, both the Architect and Building Designer can design residential houses, and they can help clients …

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Jun 05

Building a House – Buy Land, Residential Lot or Plot

Building a House – Buy Land, Residential Lot or Plot After you have found the best location or neighbourhood to build a house, you should search for land or a residential plot to buy in that location. There are many ways to find plots or land for sale in a specific location. From real estate …

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Jun 04

Building a House – How To Choose Your Location – 10 Considerations

Choosing a location for your new house is an important decision because your chosen area or neighbourhood will be your permanent residence. There are a lot of considerations that you have to take into account when choosing a location to build a house. You have to ask yourself, does the location satisfy your needs, standards, …

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Jun 03

17 Steps To Building a House (Design and Cost) – Guide for Prospective Home Owners / Clients

Building a house is a long process that involves a lot of planning in the preliminary stage of the project. Once a client has decided on building a home, they should consult relevant professionals in the construction industry that will help them achieve their goals. The building contractor is the first professional that comes in …

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May 12

How to Enter Takeoff Measurements in a Digital Dimension Sheet

  When you analyze dimension sheets from different quantity surveyors, you will realize that the order in which measurements are entered is quite different. The takeoff pattern varies between estimators. You will find an estimator with a clear and logical arrangement of quantities that can be easily followed and tracked. The other estimator, the one …

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