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What to know about Buildertrend’s takeoff software

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Buildertrend Takeoff – one of the most requested features – is finally here.

You can now plan and manage your projects within one cohesive platform. Upload digital blueprints, record measurements and create accurate estimates faster than ever. With our takeoff and estimating solutions, you’ll add hours back to your day and feel confident when kicking off your construction jobs.

There’s so much to know about this new feature, so we’re bringing you information straight from the source. Sean McKenna, a product manager here at Buildertrend, is sharing his insights on what led to the addition of takeoff software and why it’s a game changer for our customers. Check it out.

What is construction takeoff software, and how does it work?

Takeoff software is a digital estimating solution that allows construction professionals to more efficiently calculate material needs and costs. Projects can be started quickly by simply uploading digital blueprints and adding measurements with the provided tools.

What was the driving force behind adding a takeoff solution to Buildertrend’s platform?

Creating takeoffs and managing projects can include time-intensive processes that usually require multiple solutions or programs. By adding a takeoff software directly into Buildertrend, our customers can upload blueprints, measure for materials and create estimates in one place. Combining takeoff and project management into one platform will add hours back to our customers’ day and ensure they create accurate construction estimates every time.

How did your team use customer feedback to guide the addition of takeoff software?

Customers have been requesting a construction takeoff solution for a while. Over time, we’ve collected a ton of feedback that gave us the detailed insights we needed to move forward with a takeoff feature that meets all their needs. Takeoff is the first step in the building process for any project whether it’s building houses or tackling home renovations. By collecting feedback from users in every area of the industry, we were able to find a system that works for everyone.

How will Buildertrend Takeoff impact how our customers start their projects?

Buildertrend Takeoff will allow builders who currently use multiple systems for takeoff and project management to run jobs from start to finish in one streamlined platform. This will reduce the amount of time it takes builders to start projects and help to minimize errors and rework.

Our construction takeoff software also solves several problems that include:

  • Wasted time: Measuring a room manually takes a whole lot of time – time that builders could be spending on other tasks. Using Buildertrend Takeoff for project planning and estimating is 33% faster than the manual measuring process according to internal data.
  • Miscommunication: Takeoff information can now be easily communicated to everyone on the team. Material measurements and costs are automatically sent from the takeoff to their Buildertrend account – keeping everyone on the same page.
  • Rework: With automatic updates and everything saved in one platform, teams have a single source of truth for to work from. This means fewer change orders and less rework – leading to a more efficient job site.

How does the takeoff software work within Buildertrend’s platform?

Everything is housed in one platform, so users can easily make edits and track job progress using just their Buildertrend login. After logging in, they’ll create their job like normal and then launch straight into Buildertrend Takeoff to upload their digital blueprints. From there, they can begin measuring to create their materials list that will automatically sync with their cost codes and estimate.

Save time and create accurate construction estimates with Buildertrend Takeoff

With everything we do here at Buildertrend, we know there’s always room for improvement. Whether it’s product updates or new features, our end goal remains the same: to provide the best possible experience and ensure continued success for our customers.

If you’d like to learn more about Buildertrend Takeoff or have questions, reach out to your coach.

Not a Buildertrend user? Schedule a demo today and see how our takeoff, estimating and project management solutions can streamline processes for your construction business.

About The Author

Chelsea Cole Chelsea Cole is a content marketing specialist at Buildertrend

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