By Estimating Edge.
“I was so sold on the product that I was willing to offer up the first half of my bonus to cover the cost,” says Senior Fireproofing Estimator and Project Manager Chris Valvo at Nevell Group, Inc. As a specialty ceiling and fireproofing contractor, the Nevell Group, Inc. needed a system that would ensure timely delivery of services and make coordinating their efforts with the base-building contractor and the interiors subcontractor teams easy. Read on to learn why Chris was ready to invest in The EDGE after finishing so many of his projects in just the trial period.
Prior to using The EDGE, Chris Valvo was creating take-offs using OST and then calculating everything by hand. This process took an unbelievable amount of time, making even small jobs challenging and large jobs complicated.
Between estimating, calculating and color-coding shop drawings, the process could take up to three weeks to complete. Chris needed something that would cut down on the countless hours he spent creating bids in order to focus more time and energy on project management.
Prior to his arrival at NGI, Chris had been a satisfied consumer of The EDGE, utilizing the platform with his previous company. When hired as an Estimator at Nevell Group, Chris was able to complete several pending projects using the 30-day trial version of The Edge software.
Previous to this, estimating on a single project could take several months and require multiple people to complete. Valvo was able to cut this time in half, completing assignments within the trial window. Ultimately, Chris convinced NGI to invest in the program, demonstrating that not only was it a cost-effective tool, but an effective instrument to enhance production and efficiency.
The time and cost savings achieved using The EDGE are not only seen on the estimating side, but also the project management side. Shop drawings and necessary reports are easily accessible and completed within five to ten minutes verses the two to three weeks paper drawings would typically take.
The program is building everything at once, making it possible to just print out or download any necessary documentation. Changes that may arise can be made easily and are automatically integrated into all of the reports.
“The EDGE allows me the flexibility to add changes and integrate that into the project management side with the shop drawings,” says Chris. “We’ve used The EDGE on many high-profile projects with Disney, the NFL, Proctor & Gamble and Google.”
With the multi-level support given by the team at The Estimating Edge, Chris is confident in using The EDGE for any size job. With a quick call to their technical support department, questions can be answered or customizations can be made within five to ten minutes. If something is not solved right away, a senior technical support member will call back to resolve the issue.
Original article source: Estimating Edge