Either all the offers that have yet to be calculated are piling up on your desk or there is absolutely nothing to do. Of course, determining the quantities for the respective plans must then be done sometime in between. You have your assistant put together the quote. The builder starts your conversation by mentioning that the bathroom must be redesigned and that they need to know the prices for the heat pump and the passive house windows before signing the contract.
If all this sounds familiar, you might also know the situations when you realize in the middle of a project that the cantilever plate under the bay window (which became part of the job again after redesigning the house for the second time) was forgotten, just like the second entrance door leading to the garage. The good profit margin is gone and you ask yourself once again, why you put yourself through the stress of building houses anyway.
The design is always the basis of the calculation. It delivers both masses and quantities as well as information about correlations used for the calculation.
A recessed terrace area or a projecting bay window automatically receives a full insulation and roof or wall connections, valleys or walls that are not precisely on top of each other are automatically recognized.
Different construction stages can be selected per floor, which define the basic scope of the offer. No matter if "bare-bone house", "timber construction" or "existing" - there are no limits to your flexibility. You can reduce the basic scope of delivery through personal contribution packages at any time.
The service packages are used to extend the basic scope of the offer. Typically, they are used when at first, "only the basic timber structure" is offered.
Our industry model "Timber construction" includes almost all currently used materials and designs, including column thickness, paneling materials, insulation or the complete interior work and the building equipment. Our industry model is up to date and therefore provides an excellent base for your customizations.
The control level where you specify, which design and which materials is offered to your customers, is called optional equipment.
The basic idea here is that once you have made the most common designs your default settings, you only have to adjust some specifics. Despite all its flexibility, operating the software is completely self-explanatory. It automatically displays only the control elements relevant for the project, which are all provided with a detailed manual.
Once the data of the prospective customer have been collected, the complete offer can be generated with a click. If you select the dynamic construction specifications, you will get an offer in which each detail is automatically depicted such as exterior planking, timber posts, insulation, interior planking, installation level. Die nötigen Angebotstexte sind natürlich in Ihrem Branchenmodell Holzbau bereits enthalten. The necessary quotation texts are of course included in your industry model “Timber construction”. You can customize these text as well as the calculation contents to suit your needs.
Just like the offer, the tender will be automatically created as a result of the calculation. The output tender can either consist of short and long texts sorted by crafts or summarized.
The material master
The items for timber construction are stored with a complete material calculation. The items thus automatically resort to the material management through your BOM.
The materials each have a purchase price and in combination form the total material price of the item. If you adjust e.g. the price for the m³ solid structural timber, the material prices of all items where solid structural timber is used automatically change accordingly. The result of the calculation are the respective BOMs.
The time target lists
All services that you perform with your own staff, are calculated via time targets. In the industry model “Timber construction” the time target lists are already stored in the area timber construction and preparatory work. The existing structure is based on the conventional work processes. In the time target list, the item is allocated the necessary wage group incl. the target times. The complete time evaluation of each construction project is available as the result.
Your path to the future
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. To set up your calculation based on the industry model “Timber construction”, this step consists of visiting our calculation seminars. There you will learn the system of calculation and/or how to set it up.
Experienced swp coaches - usually these engineers have worked as quantity surveyors for years – accompany you in this endeavor with the intensity of your choice.