Construction project cost estimations could be done through this tool easily.
Main goal of this program is to make quick estimations of large construction contracts with little time and effort. This is a free application. Some very useful features of the tool are default library of costs of various things you need for a project, a library of cost of items peculiar to a type of project, the ability to copy cost details from a previous estimate, the ability to copy specifications details from a previous estimation, ability to import or export estimates and cost type libraries from Excel sheets, etc. Other useful features include the ability to print an estimate, print a formatted proposal, etc. This is a portable application and could be installed in a portable device and carried anywhere you go. The printing can only be done with “BullZip” printer. The output document is in PDF format.
The printer needs to be downloaded separately. The program is compatible with Windows XP, Vista and Window 7. The tool is also available for Unix and Linux platforms, the developers have this version available on request. The download package creates the databases as soon as it is unzipped. This is a Java program. The program folder and the databases must be located together and they can be located anywhere, need not be in the program folder. For updates you need to make a copy of the DB folder first and the old exe file. The new exe should be placed in the same folder. On double click the EXE will start and everything should start working properly. This is a good product and has many useful features. If you have a need, here is a good candidate for trying out.