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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Start your own home design with Architectural Home Designer 9.0

Chitect Architect Software, a renowned developer and publisher of 3D Architectural home design software for builders, architects and designers, recently launched Architectural Home Designer 9.0.

This software is ideal for renovating, reconstructing, remodeling, home designing, decks & landscaping, interior designing, site Planning & Estimating.

The users can easily design in 2D or 3D and generate 3D models to visualize at any angle before the commencement of actual construction.

By applying this software one can easily add, resize and automatically dimension the plans with plan check, move and arrange walls, windows, doors, and cabinets, add a room, place furniture, create decks and landscaping, redesign a kitchen, create own cabinets.

Select colors from different colors sources, change a color, flooring styles, countertops etc,

The software contains a huge library of more than 3,600 plants and 7,000 items including windows, doors, lighting, furniture, interior/exterior fixtures, cabinets, and more. You can customize your own design with it.

The software is priced for PRICE:$165.00

Posted By
Rajib Dey

Monday, October 18, 2010

Easi-Fronts 2.0 Estimating Tool

DORMA Glas, Millersville, Md just launched new 2.0 version of the Easi-Fronts estimating tool with some new updates like Net pricing, Improved Selector Guide, Electronic order submission, New Price Book, New web address etc.

This tool simplifies the estimating and ordering process by quickly creating the basic fabrication drawings for elevation, section and glass. It can also calculate the hardware costs quickly.

The tool can also be utilized to prepare orders and related materials for sidelites.

The tool can be accessible for immediate use at

Posted by
Rajib Dey
for Construction Estimating Service

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Primus-DCF - A useful tool for construction estimating

The renowned Italian software leader ACCA launched the Primus DCF. Primus-DCF is based on a DCF (Document Computation Format). It is a free software for creating Price Books, Price Lists, Estimates and Bills of Quantities.

The software is designed to facilitate the Engineers, Architects, Surveyors and building contractors to create bills of quantities and estimate and export the information to Excel, Word or PDF files.

The construction professionals get the ability to open Price Books, Price Lists, Estimates and Bills of Quantities and insert, amend or copy parts of data from a source document to a destination document

With Primus-DCF it is also possible to take-off measurements directly from any AutoCAD drawing file and be familiar with the drawing entities and automatically send the measurements to the associated Price List Item in PriMus DCF. This will help you to constantly maintain the Bill of Quantities under control and Estimate’s budget with the progression of the design phase updating all data in realtime.

The software is compatible with Windows 3.x/95/98/Me/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/NT/3/4/SP 1/2/3/4/5/6

Downloadable link

Posted by
Rajib Dey
for construction estimating service

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

How to make cost estimation to Pour Concrete

In order to refinish a garage floor, make a garden pavement, build your own paver stones etc., one has to find out the estimated cost of pouring concrete before starting a new project

In order to figure out the cost one has to initially compute the length and width of the area to be paved with concrete. Then resolve the thickness of the concrete to obtain the total volume of required concrete. As for instance 4 inches of concrete will be required for making a 10-foot-by-2-foot walkway.

If you put the above figures in a Concrete Calculator then it will show that for making the 10-foot-by-2-foot walkway with 4 inches thickness 0.25 cubic yards of concrete will be required. One has to buy 23 40-lb. bags or 15 60-lb. bags of concrete for this.

If you hire a concrete delivery truck, you have to pay extra charges for pre-mixed concrete deliveries and labor time along with pre-mixed concrete price.

You also have to incur expenses for other materials like gravel substrate for placing below the concrete, sand and gravel for mixing with the concrete, rebar for holding up the concrete, a squeegee to spread it, a trowel to joint it and a wheelbarrow and spade to mix it. You'll also require pre-made concrete forms and a concrete release spray for easy elimination of the forms as soon as the concrete dries. As the concrete cures you must cover it with a plastic tarp.

You also have to take into consideration for ancillary materials from hardware’s store.

In case of applying bagged concrete, obtain the cost per bag then multiply by the number of bags for determining the total concrete cost.

Also count the cost of the supporting materials. Then include this either with the cost of the pre-mixed concrete or the bagged concrete. Finally the overall cost of your concrete job will be determined.

Posted by
Rajib Dey
for construction estimating service

Monday, October 4, 2010

Global Associates has launched USA Construction / Cost Estimators Directory

Global Associates proudly introduces USA Construction Cost Estimators Directory in their cost estimation website It is valuable opportunity for all the estimators of America to expose themselves to the customers of their region.

This directory is very useful for the customers who want the accurate estimation service as well for the estimators who get a chance to display their name in the directory. Here one gets the list of fifty states of USA. Under every state there are sub sections of the cities. There are lists of name of the respected cities with the name of their companies and contact details. This will surely help all the customers of United State of America to get the contact of all the estimators. There is a map of USA on which clicking on a certain state will take you to the list of cities of the state.

The estimator directory is a free service of where anyone can find many estimators of any selected region of America. In this website the estimators can also enlist their name and contact details for free of cost to get maximum exposure via online. But this service is exclusive for the American estimators only. Everyday many estimators try to find out high ranking directory but don’t find many. This estimator directory will minimize this problem. By filling up a simple form, they can easily submit their details. Only Construction estimators, Construction cost estimators, Construction project estimators and Building Cost estimators get the chance to enlist their name in this directory. In this way both estimators and customers will be benefited by the estimator directory of

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