enlarge. For a quick estimate based on historical costs from past jobs, utilize Quickest estimating. This system relies on an enhanced 'square foot' method of cost breakdown. It is very easy to implement and can generate an estimate in literally a few minutes.
This approach is more accurate and sophisticated than simply breaking down each cost by square feet of living area. For example, blown insulation should be based on square feet of living area, whereas plans and framing lumber should be based on total area under roof.
The system works by comparing costs for up to three completed jobs and using them to project the cost for a new job.
Quickest is really fast, you can generate a detailed estimate in just a few minutes and its based on actual costs paid that are already in your job cost system, not some guessed at figures.
Quickest will automatically create a budget for you and transfer it to the job cost system to track variances.