2013 Global Construction Survey

In 2013, KPMG interviewed executives from 165 engineering and construction companies around the world, serving a range of markets including energy, power, industrial, healthcare/pharmaceutical, manufacturing, mining, education and government.

Key findings:

1. “66 percent feel that national governments’  infrastructure plans are the single biggest driver of market growth”

2. Slow recovery / growth continuing with “stable or higher margins”

3. “budget deficits and public funding is the biggest barrier to growth”

4. Growth areas: “power and energy top the list by a significant distance, other target sectors include water, rail, mining, and roads and bridges”

5. Standardization is critical to improving “project and risk management”.  “Whenever new people start on a project, they bring with them different processes. To spread good practices,  contractors can increase their use of… ” cost estimating and …. “project management software and step up training…. consolidate project delivery, and tighten
all leakages as much as possible.”

6. “Become a strategic partner to clients’ businesses By working more closely with clients from all sectors….”

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Visual Construction Cost Estimating – Advanced Grade Beam


Use of eTakeoff Advanced extension doing Grade Beam takeoff with multiple variables and four outputs

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Visual Construction Cost Estimating and QTO – Improve Productivity and Accuracy

Have a .pdf, .tiff or similar construction drawing and need to do a quantity take off?   You can now save hours or even days… and get a more accurate result.

eTakeoff provides one of the most advanced, easy-to-use, and powerful pattern search tools available.  Simply select the component or pattern you wish to search.  Edit the image, if necessary to assure it is correct, and select a confidence level, for example 75% or 95%.   The pattern search software will count and select all images at this level and display them in a pattern search window.  It will also display images under the selected confidence level that can be manual selected.   You can also few the selected images directly on the drawing.

The quantities can then be transferred directly to e4Clicks Project Estimator for cost estimating via an exclusive 400,000 line item RSMeans Cost Database, or alternative cost book.

Save time, money, and create a better estimate… it’s that simple.