Learn about Buildxact customer Jennie Akins and how she uses construction management software to improve her construction estimating
Ron of Marcella Building LLC hasn’t been using Buildxact for a long time, but he’s already noticing significant benefits.
“There really isn’t anything else in this price point that has all the functionality that Buildxact has, and that’s why we decided to go with you guys.”
“I’m not an Excel person, so I never really set on that. Buildxact was just a no-brainer for me. It was exactly what I needed.”
Dahlsens are reducing the time it takes to serve their customers, and helping builders quote 5x faster with Buildxact.
Mitre 10 is connecting with builders using Buildxact’s dealer integration.
Los proveedores de familia hacen sacrificios grandes para poder proveer una buena vida a sus seres queridos y poder alimentarlos.
Read how, John McBride, owner of BlackTree LLC, uses modern construction management software to have better control of his business
Read how home builder Dustin Ballew used a digital takeoff software to save time creating accurate construction estimates.
Buildxact solved Matthew’s need for speed and accuracy from takeoffs to the bidding process. He’s fielding few phone calls and clarifying fewer details because Buildxact lays everything that needs to be bid.
Read about Buildxact customer Waterloo CIty Construction and how they use construction management software to produce faster takeoffs.
Learn how Buildxact customer John Beiler uses construction management software to reduce the amount time needed to create estimates.
Learn what Subcontractor Management is and why its critical for construction company success.
As a builder you must take the time for a proper preconstruction meeting. By bringing stakeholders together to review project scope, schedule and budget, you avoid potential issues and delays down the road.
This meeting—typically among you, the homeowner and architect—provides opportunity for the project team to ask questions and address concerns. Taking time to thoughtfully
No matter rising costs, for many home builders construction cost forecasting proves too time consuming. Others find forecasting difficult and don’t know where to begin. This doesn’t have to be you. Today, tools exist that make forecasting a simpler, more predictable process.
The importance of a building quote
The foundation of a successful home construction project lies with a detailed construction quote and resulting contract. Clarifying, via a quote to the homeowner, the project scope, specifications, costs and timeline reduces payment delays and unfortunate disagreements. The use of a building quote template leads to a higher level of customer se
For the best customer experience, custom home builders know that good planning, coupled with proper management of homeowner expectations, is critical–especially in a tough construction industry experiencing potential cost fluctuations that make every dollar count.
By the time a home construction project is ready to break ground, months and tens of thousands of dollars have bee
Home builders must pay attention to their branding in order to be successful. Branding helps to set them apart from their competition.
Paying attention to the preconstruction process helps set a project schedule and budget that can be maintained and lowers the risk of hold-ups.
The most successful dealers are working more efficiently to carve out the time sales representatives need to consult with their customers.
Custom home builders have a strong need for a complete, modern document management system.
The process of bid leveling manages a variety of project information from bids in a way that the client can easily understand.
How you estimate and conduct your project management can affect the accuracy of the budget for construction costs and that budget can reveal as early as possible if the job will deliver a satisfactory result for the homeowner and turn a profit for you, the builder.
It’s critical that you always submit competitive, complete bids if you are to win the amount of work required to grow your business. To do this, you must have accurate estimates of labor costs and material costs‑especially during the current economy.
Welcome to our June edition of Product News! The Buildxact team are excited to share the work we’ve been doing to help dealers and sales reps deliver value add services to their builders. Through simplifying the sales process, dealers can continue to grow a loyal customer base.
Let’s jump straight in!
Respond to quote requests in Buildxact
Tendering in the construction industry is the process of requesting and receiving a price for a specific scope of work.
If you find yourself wondering how to best help your builder while also nailing your own sales strategy, there’s something you should consider. Research from Buildxact and the Farnsworth Group found that 53% of builders and remodelers say they are open to doing their own preconstruction tasks, such as takeoffs and estimates, when preparing bids for homeowners. But that same resear
Buildxact’s latest features deliver an end-to-end platform for dealers to work collaboratively with builders throughout a job.
Welcome to our first product update for the year!
We’re super excited to collaborate with you and share our exciting new features, helping you save time and win more jobs. Let’s kick it off with the latest releases that will help give you more time to do the things you love most!
Organize your week in a dash
Seeing what tasks are coming up for th
Knowing how to reduce construction costs can help you revolutionize your business model so that you run more cost-effective processes and maximize returns.
Before beginning a new construction project, it’s important to develop a clear sense of the time, material and financial demands to complete the project.
A construction estimate is the most crucial part of winning building jobs and is key to any successful project completion.
The construction industry is one of the top start-up business sectors, but it is an industry where well over half of new businesses don’t make it through the first five years.
Successful construction bidding takes a combination of science, art and attention to detail.
When you are part of the construction industry, winning bids and tenders is vital to the success of your business.
To make cash in the construction industry you must ensure that your outlay is covered and profit margins maintained.
It’s easy to imagine the effect construction management software will have on you and your construction firm.
Many large construction companies understand the importance of a construction proposal, but it is often overlooked by smaller builders and remodelers.
Takeoff estimating, or a material takeoff is an integral part of the construction estimating process.
Construction estimating is a branch of civil engineering and is a vital part of all construction projects. A construction estimator prepares estimates for the overall cost of a proposed project.
Managing a carpentry business is no easy feat. There are plenty of details to consider. How will you communicate with clients?
Estimating is an important factor in many industries. The local grocer wants to order enough stock to satisfy their customers yet have the goods on the shelf for as little time as possible.
Possibly the most crucial part to a construction project is construction estimating. It is the process of calculating the material, labor, equipment and overhead costs associated
Construction estimating is a major element of construction management. Your construction software can assist with obtaining quotes for materials or equipment that are unique to the job by sending automated requests to suppliers.
The most important part of profitable construction projects is getting the costs right. If you undervalue the price, then you are going to lose money.
The most valuable resource builders have is their time. We get it! This blog will show you how to make the most out of the software with just four of its features while you continue to explore everything Buildxact has to offer.
Money runs the building and construction industry. To be successful you have to have a lot of money coming in and not as much going out.
Price and inventory volatility are causing custom home builders and pro dealers headaches. There is no magic solution, but effective and constant communication between all the parties involved.
The key to a healthy relationship is communication and setting realistic expectations. Both sound very simple, but in most cases where relationships sour, these two factors have crumbled.
Custom home builders and pro dealers need to have a synergistic relationship to be successful in the construction industry.
A quantity takeoff is an important aspect to any project that has a budget or for making project bids. Without accurate quantity takeoff software, you could find your project under budget – costing you money, or over budget – losing you work.
Construction managers are responsible for the everyday running of a construction project. They ensure that scheduled tasks are completed, and that the contractor has all the information they need to perform the work.
This blog explains what a home builder does and the five steps to becoming a home builder in North America.
While estimating construction project costs is pretty straightforward, putting together a schedule for the project can be more difficult.
Many of the costs incurred when starting a construction company are reoccurring. If you’re looking to start your own contracting business, we’ll do a quick rundown of what you can expect to pay for when starting up and breaking into the construction industry.
When estimating the costs of a construction project, builders and remodelers need to include all of the construction costs of the project which are traditionally separated into two types: hard costs and soft costs.
Read about the best ways builders and contractors use construction management software to create accurate project cost estimates. Estimating construction costs starts with a careful review of the project documents to determine the amount of work in a project.
Construction project estimators, whether that’s you or an estimator on your team, use material takeoffs as ingredients for their project estimates. Once you know how much material a project
One of the easiest ways to make mistakes is to do things by hand. Most of the common construction estimating mistakes happen because we overlook certain details.
This blog explains how to get started with construction scheduling software and the benefits of using online software.
Watch a panel discussion with CEO David Murray and President of North America Stephen Yates and Craig Webb, President of Webb Analytics.
This blog explains how to win the jobs with accurate and professional quotes and why investing in construction quotation software is crucial
Buildxact construction takeoff software frees builders and contractors from paper and pencil estimating and delivers accurate estimates.
This blog explains how planning contributes to more consistent profits, customer growth and better management of construction projects.
This blog guides the reader through construction management software and how it can make a construction business run more efficiently.
Learn 10 ways custom home builders can market their business using a website and online advertisements and promotions.
This blog explains how takeoff software, templated construction cost estimates and item assemblies save builders time and money.
This blog explains how to save time using construction management software for planning and scheduling a construction project.
Learn how the ProSales 100 Conference in 2021 communicated the health of the home construction industry in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you run a small to medium-sized construction business, you understand the difficulties of keeping track of multiple projects while running a successful and profitable business.
This blog shows challenges facing the construction industry such as supply chain, accelerated technology adoption and proper cash flow
Estimating construction costs accurately relies on many elements. It’s a necessary process and is what underscores the pricing of construction projects.
There are several cloud-based construction software solutions offered throughout the construction technology industry.
This page features our guide on estimating software and how it is a critical component to forecast expenses and manage profitability.
Read this complete guide about construction takeoffs, also known as material takeoffs, and how it is critical in the construction estimate.
This blog explains how to stay pandemic-proof and maintain a productive custom home construction business during the coronavirus pandemic.
This blog explains how home builders can win more work in a competitive marketplace by focusing on accurate quoting and marketing
This blog explains the critical steps for growing your custom home construction business and operate with a business-development mindset.
Read about the positive impacts and the negative impacts the coronavirus has had on the construction industry and the building industry.
In the era of digital tools, you have more options now than ever before; especially when it comes to managing your work.
This blog explains the different features and benefits of Buildxact construction management software including takeoff and scheduling.
Project management software is quickly becoming essential for small builders, remodelers, and contractors who want to accelerate growth and reach their business goals.
This blog explains the top seven software applications for builders and contractors working in the US and how they improve their businesses.
This blog explains how construction estimating software and digital project management tools save customer home builders time
Read how Buildxact construction software can reduce the time needed to quote new business, send purchase orders and manage price variations.
This video covers what a client portal is, how to set it up and invite people to it, notifications your client gets and notifications you get as changes are made in Buildxact.
This video covers how to use item assemblies for decking and flooring.
How to manage wall framing and junctions using Buildxact item assemblies.
This video will take you through how to set up a drywall and insulation item assembly.
This video covers completion percent invoicing
This video covers cost plus invoicing.
This video is for people who’ve just been invited to a project via the Buildxact Client Portal.
Learn about creating invoices and refundable deposits, go through what your invoices look like and how to print, edit invoices and change orders.
Learn to process change orders (settling allowances) in Buildxact. You’ll learn about over and above change orders, how to fill out details, as well as printing and accepting change orders.
Send your work orders and manage internal costs with Buildxact. Learn what work orders are for, how to use them, and your timesheeting options.
Learn how purchasing functions work within Buildxact and see how to manage your receiving costs. We’ll also go through the three types of purchase orders.
See how scheduling works in Buildxact. This includes structuring your schedules, methods of creation, easiest setups, and the various views and functionalities available with the scheduling feature.
Create a job within the Buildxact platform, see the different types of jobs and default invoices, as well how job acceptance works.
Make your quotes look amazing while meeting your client’s needs using the different options available with the Buildxact custom quote letter tool.
This video takes you through how to add markup to your Buildxact custom quote letters, based upon category or items.
Look at what recipes are, how they work, and how to build them in Buildxact.
Count individual items on plans using the Buildxact takeoff tool.
See the entire process from requesting the quote, to accepting the quote, and what the client views. Learn a few tips and tricks to help you get the most out of Buildxact.
See the most common lineal feet takeoffs you can do with the Buildxact takeoff tool.
Learn pitched SF, such as a roofing or raked ceilings takeoff using the Buildxact takeoff tool.
Learn to complete SF takeoffs on vertical surfaces from a top view plan using the Buildxact takeoff tool.
We’ll explain redistribution, the moving of a markup, and how you can use specifications or job timeline in Buildxact.
Learn to make the most of the Buildxact takeoff tool by reusing takeoffs. See how to add wastage and rounding to measurements.
Learn the most common square-feet takeoffs using Buildxact. We’ll show you the best ways to use the Buildxact takeoff using tips and tricks to save time.
Learn to load and scale your plans in Buildxact to create takeoffs Upload your own plans. Delete, rotate and change the name of uploaded plans
Learn to load and scale your plans in Buildxact to create takeoffs Upload your own plans. Delete, rotate and change the name of uploaded plans
This page features the methods and video tutorials of downloading, uploading and using demo plans in Buildxact
Begin an estimate in Buildxact in the correct and most efficient way. Enter information such as customer details, work location and uploading documents.
Learn the main parts of Buildxact, capture client leads, and start an estimate.
Setup your account with your business details and logo, add users and edit your Buildxact subscription.
Learn what’s ahead with this first Buildxact video. An overview of the software What’s covered and how to get the most from the entire video series.
Learn the six ways dealers can boost the success of their builder customers.
Download this eBook to learn three steps to having a profitable relationship with your dealers
Download this infographic to understand the mistakes pro dealers are making that’s costing them customers.
Download this infographic to get a deeper insight into how material delays are impacting builders’ profits.
Learn how top dealers are using SaaS to create deeper relationships with builders.
Spending your days creating takeoffs with paper plans and
a scale ruler? Waiting on your supplier to get back to you
with accurate pricing for your estimates? Then you find
out that your customer chose another builder because
they got their quote in faster? There is a better way.
The home building industry continues to lead the nation’s economic recovery from the unprecedented global pandemic.
Social media, remote work, and online communication
tools — and today, companies and consumers alike are
researching and purchasing online.
The right construction management software can save you loads of time and help you be more profitable. This guide will take you through the ins and outs of construction management software, key features to look for, and what a quality software can do for you and your business.
When estimating the costs of a construction project, it’s important to include all of the costs in order to stay profitable. These are typically split into hard and softs costs. Check out our guide where we explore the difference between these two types of costs, give some examples of soft costs, and explain why soft costs need to be included in project budgets.
Estimating software helps streamline the bidding process, reduces errors, and makes pricing more accurate. Learn more with this helpful guide.
Stay in touch, and we’ll show you how construction management software helps you get the job done so you can get back to what truly matters in life.