Residential, Light Commercial, Industrial
Every Entrepreneur has their own unique way in which they estimate work. In the Contracting business, there are so many different styles and variables to consider when estimating. There are no systems that totally replace Human intellect, ingenuity and instinct. At 6x6Builder, our team feels that it would be highly impractical for any Construction Estimating system to attempt to address each and every need or thought process, concerning specialty contractor estimating and the ways they run their businesses.
Many Contractors will agree, “Each job is different,” and they’re right.
One of the features in 6x6, allows you to create and customize Templates or Assemblies for each Plumbing system, or any other phase of construction. Manufacturers are always creating New Products. Their goal is to stay “one step ahead” of the current technologies, needs and habits of the construction industry. Whatever field of construction you are in, there are new items and products continually coming to market and you need a system that you can quickly change and modify pricing and data, without “reinventing the wheel.” 6x6Builder has created typical descriptions of items to help you get started. We also created a Material Search Feature for you to find items by Manufacturer, giving you unlimited access to any product you may need. How does this search feature work? Search the web by Mfg., find the item you are looking for, then copy and paste the description, into your estimate or purchase order.
Creating Your own Assemblies
As you create your own custom assemblies by adding items that you use and have confidence in, you can pull them into any new job that you are estimating.
We feel by creating or having a complete list of items pre-placed by you in your Master file, and using a process of elimination when estimating, you will never forget each item needed on any particular job. If you do not need an item, you simply click and remove it. Remember, you are only in one job and one section at any time and by adding or removing items, you will not affect your master assemblies.
If you go one step further and add the quantity to each previously priced item, the system will automaticity give you the average cost of each and the total dollar amount. On the other hand, you can choose to use one in particular, or, multiple Suppliers.
Obtaining Material Pricing from your local Supplier(s), is the best way to estimate all phases of your project. Prices are just a few “clicks” away via email. There is no need to fax and update prices manually. You cannot rely on regional databases to keep your prices current or accurate. Keep in mind as you receive prices back from your suppliers, all of your assemblies will be updated automatically.
Following is an example of some typical Sections:
Rough Plumbing under Concrete
Radon pipe under Concrete
Rough Radiant Heat under Concrete
Sewer Service to House
Water Service to House
Gas Service to House
Oil Fired Boiler Furnace
Gas Fired Boiler Furnace
Oil Fired Forced Air Furnace
Gas Fired Forced Air Furnace
Electric Heat Pump
Geothermal Heat Pump
Heating Flue System
Rough Radiant Heat Tubing
Rough Heat/Air Duct Only
Rough Plumbing Sewer House Drains
Rough Plumbing Hot/Cold Water lines
Oil Heating Tanks/Vents
Rough Interior Gas Lines
Finish Central Vacuum System
Hot Water Tanks and System
Finish Heating System
Finish Air Conditioning System
Finish Fire Sprinkling System
Air Conditioning Units only
You can create as many Sections and Assemblies as you wish, there are no limits.
At 6x6Builder, we could create an assembly for each of the above, but every Contractor throughout the industry thinks differently. (Many times, “Worlds apart”) They like to use products they have confidence in, and that are used in their area or region. At 6x6 we do not believe in connecting you with a lot of different programs to give you some sort of fast guess when estimating. This system is you and only you.
In the Plumbing field, there are so many codes. Using 6x6, keeping up is easy. You add codes by each section, and they appear when estimating. You can easily print the codes and give them to your employees. Why not stop repeating yourself.
6x6Builder Construction Estimating, is an Online Construction Estimating and Online Construction Management System. “One size fits all” with 6x6. Both small and large companies can benefit from this system. There is no limit to how many jobs you can create or the amount of information you store.
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