We are living in a world where technology is affecting all areas of our lives.

Some embrace it, and in our industry, it seems most don’t.

Many have the mindset that this is the way we have always done it. And close there minds to the potential that technology offers them.

Check out this short video about a Story of Two Steel Erectors.

There’s something to be said for doing “old-school” work. I was taught the old-school way myself, and I took a lot of pride in my manual approach to estimating and bidding…

Until I started to realize (way back in 2001) how much time I was wasting. The thought occurred to me—if I could save time, I could bid more jobs.

So I started searching for a better, faster way.

Here’s what I discovered—I was making it hard on myself by performing takeoffs and bids manually.

In today’s world, that’s like working without a cell phone or email. (I’m mean really… We’re in the 21st century. Can you imagine going back to when we didn’t’ have them?)

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Steel Estimating Solutions

Vince Hughes


PS… If you are looking to take your estimating process into the 21st century, Steel Estimating Solutions can be a great resource to help you make that transition.

I have been doing digital takeoffs since 2001 and have developed a pricing tool (actually, much more than that) called the Steel Erection Bid Wizard. I have helped over 260 Steel Erectors to make the transition and would love to help you as well. Give me a call anytime at 505-249-2390

Steel Erection Bid Wizard
Join dozens of your peers that have revolutionized the way they estimate. Take your estimating department digital with Steel Erection Bid Wizard.

Only software on the market made for Erectors by an Erector.

Steel Erection Bid Wizard is a fully functional Windows – based software package. Estimate your bids more quickly and easier than ever before.

Benefits of The Steel Erection Bid Wizard

  • Reduce the time it takes to estimate by 50% or more
  • Tried & true production rates for labor, crane & weld time
  • You can easily adjust production rates to fit your company
  • More than 300 built-in tasks
  • Ability to create your own tasks and add new categories
  • Generate one-touch proposals
  • Integrate with multiple takeoff software’s
  • Peace of mind
  • Smart Fuel Calculator
  • Weather Projections
  • Production Rate Calculator
  • Works in imperial and metric

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