Construction Estimator is avalible in two versions, US feet/inches and a metric version.
Construction Estimator is an easy to use estimating program to help a contractor or home owner estimate materials and cost of a project.
The main menu of construction Estimator shows 14 functions to choose from. Construction Estimator does not have a set beginning point, you can start with any function. Each function has inputs that relate to the area to be calculated. After inputting the measurements press the calculate button. This will calculate and display the cost and the materials. These totals are remembered and saved in memory. Totals are also displayed in the totals form.
Many times you just need to get a quick estimate, this is where this program comes in handy. For example, you are going to pour a concrete floor, how many yards of concrete do you need for a 104mm thick slab? or a 127mm slab. After you have put in the gravel sub base you find out that the average depth is 139mm deep. Do you spend the extra time and money to correct to depth to only 127mm, or just pour a little more concrete. With this program you can quickly compare a depth of 127mm inches or 139mm.
You can also use the Slab function to calculate the yards of gravel for the sub base.
You can also use Construction Estimator in conjunction with other construction estimating programs.
Of course, the degree of your estimates accuracy depends on a number of factors. A small project, such as an addition, will likely produce a very close estimate. A bigger project, such as an entire home, may incur unexpected costs (such as more joists for support) and unforeseen difficulties (such as hard soil or bad weather). Careful input, along with experience that gives foresight, will yield a more accurate estimate.
Nothing is more critical to the success of a project than accurate measurements. While Construction Estimator can estimate the total lengths of wood and yards of concrete a project may involve, they are only estimates. To this, we offer two critical suggestions:
1. Cut wood to your specific measurements, not to the lengths estimated by this program.
2. Use your own judgment to add to concrete estimates. Unusual ground conditions and irregular dimensions make concrete estimates an imprecise science. It's better to have some left over than to run out in the middle of a project.
Estimator also includes a built in calculator and a metric to feet/feet to metric converter tool.
Fill in the current costs For your area And press the SAVE button.
This will save the cost file.