Tag: estimating software

Software development effort estimation is the process of predicting the most realistic amount of effort (expressed in terms of person-hours or money) required to develop or maintain software based on incomplete, uncertain and noisy input.

It’s All in the Family

It’s All in the Family

While grading and excavating equipment continues to get better and better, the smart equipment, software, and systems that support this equipment and improve its safety, efficiency, and productivity are also getting better.

Aspects of Space and Time

Aspects of Space and Time

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is the culmination of a millennium of human efforts to graphically represent building projects. Architects have always required graphical representation of their buildings. This technology makes these designs come alive.

Taking the Measure of Methods for Estimating Earthwork Volumes

Taking the Measure of Methods for Estimating Earthwork Volumes

For earthwork contractors the key to survival is an accurate estimate of earthwork volumes. Without an accurate estimate of earthwork volumes, the contractor will be unable to properly assign construction assets or formulate a project schedule. Estimating earthwork construction requires many assumptions and unknowns.

Rethinking Takeoff Software – Part 1

Rethinking Takeoff Software – Part 1

“If you don’t have confidence in your takeoff, it’s worthless,” says Coy Lowden, estimator/project manager at Lowden Excavating Inc. in Kyle, TX, “You might as well not have done it.”

True enough, but how do you get there? Four years ago onscreen takeoffs all but made digitizers obsolete. The current standard,

B2W’s Estimate Software Helps Utah Valley University Students Break Top Five Barrier In Associated Schools Of Construction (ASC) Regions 6 & 7 Competition

As the largest public university in the state, Utah Valley University currently offers nearly 34,000 students degrees across 100 subjects ““ including construction management. As part of the educational experience, the university regularly competes in awards competitions ““ allowing students to combine what they’ve learned in the classroom with real-world

An Abundance of Riches

An Abundance of Riches

The idea had been to talk to business and estimating software manufacturers about their web-based learning aides and then advise contractors what they can do to make the best use of what’s available in free or low-cost resources. But Chris Henry, director of technical services at HCSS software, suggested another,

Technology in Construction: Estimating the Advantage

Technology in Construction: Estimating the Advantage

Certainly, there’s good news about construction employment across the US. According to a recent analysis of federal employment data by the Associated General Contractors of America, 139 out of 337 metropolitan areas added jobs between December 2011 and December 2012. Association officials noted that growing private sector demand for new

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