Construction tenders at lightning speed: 80% faster

On average, contractors save 80% of time with our construction estimating software compared to traditional, manual calculations.

Our construction takeoff software is tested by real construction experts, and validated by a study at a leading university.

“Our quotation rate has increased from 50 to over 200 quotations per month.”

Construction Estimating Software

Save 80% of your time, win more work with RapidBid construction takeoff and cost estimating software for Mac and PC

Construction estimating software makes construction takeoffs simple

American construction contractors have a lot of work to do. You need to oversee your workforce, manage projects, and handle clients. And you’ve also got to provide accurate estimates to win work. Without construction estimating software, this takeoff and cost estimating process can be one of the most time-consuming parts of your job.

RapidBid is a revolutionary takeoff, estimating and bidding system designed for the construction and building industry. Everyone from start-up construction firms to nationwide contractors can use our suite of tools to streamline and speed up the tendering and bidding process.

RapidBid helps you to compare and choose plans, clean up cluttered architectural drawings, and then color, count and scale to produce an accurate quantity for your estimate.

Once you’ve used our tools to produce quantities, the software uses the materials prices and rates you provide to create an accurate bid.

RapidBid takeoff and estimating software has been independently tested. In trials, it helps construction contractors to save upwards of four hours on every quote or tender they prepare. Imagine how much more business you could win with all that free time.

How contractors save time with our construction takeoff software

We’ve listened to contractors from all over the world since 1980, and we’ve heard what you’ve said. You spend too much time behind a desk working on estimates. You don’t want to waste time with something that’s too complex to pick up and use.

So that’s what we designed.

Our construction estimating software was designed to be simple to use, and to save busy people like you hundreds of man-hours every single year.

If that sounds too good to be true, let’s look at how RapidBid’s estimating process stacks up against your usual manual takeoffs:

The traditional take off method is much slower than using construction cost estimating software
measure areas in an instant
Flooring quantities and estimates from RapidBid

RapidBid turns a time-consuming process of downloading folders of PDF plans and clicking in and out of folders into a series of yes or no questions. RapidBid pre-loads all of the drawings in your tendering folder and asks if you need them to prepare your quote.

Yes, and the plans are saved to your RapidBid project. No, and they’ll be ignored. No need for dragging and dropping files.

After you’ve selected the drawings for your construction project’s takeoff, you would usually need to get them printed. Whether you use a professional printer or your own office printing system doesn’t matter – this has a dollar value both in the cost of the printing and the time you spend.

With RapidBid, you can skip this step. The whole takeoff can be done on-screen.

First, the software uses one-click technology to scan and clean your chosen plans, removing all the background details that distract you during the scaling and drawing process.

Next, we get to the most time-consuming part of any estimate. The scaling and drawing. Hours spent with pencils, marker pens and a notepad, measuring areas and distances and noting down numbers.

RapidBid takes that process and turns it into a few clicks. Scale? Click. Color? Click. Measure? Click. Autocounting even totals up all of your materials quickly and accurately, with no time wasted, checking that you didn’t count something twice or miss it entirely.

When that’s done, all of the quantity values are added to a new spreadsheet. RapidBid can even automatically add your construction material prices and your business’ rates to provide a fully accurate quote.

In tests, we found that experienced contractors would save four hours on every single quote or construction tender they prepare. Four hours they could then put to good use bidding for more work, or visiting their construction sites to oversee projects from the ground. And that’s per quote. To show how much time you’ll save per month, we needed to create a whole savings calculator.

Construction estimating software tested by real construction experts

Our software developers didn’t wake up one morning and decide to make a tool to handle takeoffs and estimates. We got the idea from the real experts – construction contractors like you.

Since 1980, we’ve built computer tools for contractors. As the technology we’ve used has developed, we’ve heard the same thing from hundreds and thousands of clients. “Can you make a tool that makes takeoffs and estimates easier and quicker?”

As soon as we could answer “Yes!” we started work on our construction cost estimating software for Mac & PC.

We didn’t need to re-invent the wheel. All we did was discover how you worked, and then created a tool that would do the parts a computer can do faster than a human. Faster counting, faster measuring, faster totaling. RapidBid still gives you the figures you want and expect. It just delivers them faster.

But we didn’t want to leave anything to chance. We hired an expert in business psychology at a leading American university and asked him to put our construction software to the test.

He turned to the real experts: contractors in his state. He asked them to test our software and he told us what he found: a quote that would take five hours now only took one. The final quote generated by RapidBid was exactly the same as the quote the contractor expected well over 99% of the time. If a quote was wrong, it was only by a few cents.

What he discovered next surprised us. When we spoke to contractors in the UK or Australia, they decided to take the four hours they saved with our construction estimating software and use it to watch TV, hit the bar, or play golf. American contractors found a better use.

Because RapidBid let them quote on four times as many jobs in the same amount of time, contractors were pitching for four times as many jobs. They were winning four times as many projects.

Smart contractors armed with RapidBid and the drive to succeed were reporting 400% increases in their profits. All of this from downloading some software and doing what they’d always done!

Construction estimating software for less than a cup of coffee a day

We’re proud of RapidBid, and we could talk about it all day, but we know you’re busy and that you’ve got a construction firm to run. So instead of reading about RapidBid, we’d like you to try it out for yourself.

You don’t need to sign anything, and we don’t ask for credit card details. Just download our takeoff software and try it for yourself. If you spend less time quoting and win more business, you can continue with one of our monthly packages. If you don’t, you can walk away at any time.

And how much do those packages cost? Less than you might pay for a coffee at Starbucks. Just a couple of dollars per day.

All you need to ask is “what is my time worth?” If four hours of your time is worth more than a couple of dollars per day, then our construction estimating software is definitely for you. So download it, cost up your next construction project, and see just how much time you can save. You’ll be glad you did.

“I have a buddy who is an electrical contractor and he was telling me that he spent three weeks pricing a $200,000 job by hand. I told him that with my estimating and PDF take off software, I started a $700,000 job yesterday and finished it today!”

Ashley AJDR

“As much as I would hate to help any of my competitors, I have to completely endorse RapidBid in all that it offers for a business. Our quotation rate has increased from 50 to over 200 quotations per month.”

On Tap Plumbing

“RapidBid is a lifesaver. It’s so easy to use, I just open the drawings and within minutes I have scaled, marked and priced up all my materials and labour. It has increased the speed that we can win work four times over, at least.”

AL Contract Services