e-STM8 Construction Cost Estimating Software is a finance application developed specifically for helping you estimate profitable bids by setting up your default labor rates, plant rental cost and material purchase price. It comes in handy in case you want to create reports, schedules, as well as set up labor, plant and material sums.
You are welcomed by a GUI that reveals a well-organized suite of features. The program makes use of projects for storing all your configuration settings and pieces of information, and you may generate a new one by entering a custom name.
There’s also support for a help manual in case you want to find out more about the utility’s capabilities.
e-STM8 Construction Cost Estimating Software gives you the possibility to define a new project by creating a bill of quantities (it helps contractors price the bills and submit their proposals). The list of items can be manually generated or you may opt for importing data from Excel files.
What’s more, you can set up cost elements for subcontractors or labor, plant and material costs, add or delete subcontractors, and check out the labor and plant hourly cost, material unit cost, and list of percentages to be added up the project cost (more specifically the direct and indirect overheads, contingency, and profit).
You may export data to XLS file format, view the sums for labor, plant and materials as they are derived from the cost elements of all items in the bill of quantities, sum up each cost element on the fly, print data, as well as display the total offer in numbers and words.
All things considered, e-STM8 Construction Cost Estimating Software comes with a handy suite of features for helping you estimate the cost of a construction project in detail. On the downside, the layout is not quite intuitive, so you may spend some extra time configuring the dedicated parameters.