Two companies have joined forces to help building trade professionals integrate and streamline the estimating, bidding and document creation processes.
The new partnership is between STACK Construction Technologies of Cincinnati, Ohio, provider of cloud-based construction takeoff and estimating software, and Plans4Less.com of Prospect, Conn., a source for fixed-rate reprographics services.
“Takeoff” is industry jargon for an estimate of how much of any given material is needed to complete a job to project specifications and how much it will cost. Takeoff also gives project managers a ballpark estimate of what labor will cost to get the material installed and functioning properly – including anything from studs, light fixtures and loam to drywall, cable, roofing shingles, etc.
STACK Construction Technologies founder and CEO Phillip Ogilby explains, “I know from personal experience that often times projects mature to a point where the detailed, full-size drawings or blueprints are necessary and helpful. We are excited about this new partnership and look forward to delivering additional value and flexibility to contractors.”
STACK takeoff and estimating software streamlines the bid process for contractors of all sizes and empowers users to quickly and accurately measure digital plans, collaborate with team members, customize materials and pricing and finalize project estimates. Now, with this partnership, users who need printed copies of their project documents can send their digital plan files to Plans4Less.com who will deliver the full-size printed docs to the job site or the contractor’s office the very next day.
Ogilby says, “Construction takeoffs can be time-consuming and are often inaccurate when completed manually. With STACK software, contractors can bid more work in less time without costly errors. Because it’s cloud-based, it also allows estimators to work on projects anytime, anywhere from Mac or PC.”
Plans4Less.com has built a reputation for providing a revolutionary new tool for construction industry pros who use software/printing applications. Any designer, architect, engineer, construction manager or sub can order sets of full or half size plans right from the site at a surprisingly low cost.
Plans4Less.com’s President Brian Burke adds, “The faster owners, architects, engineers, general contractors and subs can turn digital project specification documents into large format prints, the sooner their team can make changes, review and complete RFP’s, create quotes, and submit bids. This new partnership helps our clients meet deadlines, enabling them to submit and win more bids.”
Contractors can give STACK software a try for free at www.stackct.com and can upload files for print at www.Plans4Less.com. Both platforms accept documents in industry standard file types (.tif, and .pdf)
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