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May 6, 2022

5 Features You Need in a Construction Takeoff Software

What do you need to speed up your takeoff process? Here are five key features we've built into 1build construction takeoff software, with insight from our builders.
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July 14, 2022

What Does it Take to Become an Estimator Project Manager?

The demand for estimator project managers is expected to grow by 9% between 2018 and 2028. It’s clear that estimator project managers are in demand, but what do you need to do to become one?
June 28, 2022

Halfway Through 2022: What is Causing Supply Chain Issues?

Can we pinpoint what is causing supply chain issues, and what kind of impact do they have in the world of construction estimating and material prices?
June 27, 2022

The 1build 5x5: Material Costs for the week of June 27, 2022

Updated local costs for five key building materials in Pittsburgh, Dallas, Denver, Atlanta, and Sacramento.
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June 22, 2022

On electrical projects, what’s the fastest way to determine the exact cost of lighting fixtures?

When you're bidding a hot project and you need exact pricing for specific lighting fixtures, there really is no better way than going directly to the source. Here are three steps to help you do just that.
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June 13, 2022

A Day in the Life of a Construction Cost Estimator

As an in-house estimator for a medium to large contracting company, you’ll probably receive dozens of invitations every month. Think construction estimating is the right career for you? Here’s what a day in the life of a construction cost estimator looks like.
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June 9, 2022

How do I get a sense of a jobsite if I can’t physically visit it in person?

When you can't visit a jobsite in person, what can you do? Read our answer in our latest Ask an Estimator!
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June 8, 2022

Lumber Prices are Falling Fast [June 2022]

Lumber prices are falling fast, but why did they skyrocket in the first place? Can we blame a pandemic? How did we get here and what do lower prices mean for contractors? Let’s answer some questions.
How do I find subcontractors to confirm my budget pricing?
June 1, 2022

How do I find subcontractors to confirm my budget pricing?

If you are new to a region or a construction sector, it may be difficult to find the most trustworthy and reliable subcontractors who can confirm pricing across multiple trades. Here are a few strategies to try.
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May 25, 2022

Client Focus: Sharing Construction Estimates that Make Sense

How do you communicate the expectations of your client and how they will come to life in the real world? Here are our best practices for communicating with your potential client and sharing a cost estimate that makes sense.
1build construction takeoff software
May 18, 2022

Takeoff Software: Learn to Create an Easy Construction Takeoff

Maybe you thought takeoffs meant drawing on paper plans and doing your calculations on a legal pad, but now a little technology goes a long way. Learn more about how digital takeoffs are the way forward for a growing business.
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April 13, 2022

Material Roundup: Fire Resistant Construction

Large wildfires can easily sweep through populated areas, but purposeful material choices can strengthen structures and give ample time to leave in the event of a fire.
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May 13, 2022

Benefits of a Professional Construction Estimating Network

Not quite ready to hire a full-time construction estimator, but need the extra help? Learn how the 1build Estimator Network can step in and handle the estimating process for you.
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April 16, 2022

Estimating 'The Office'

Whether you don't think it's normal we want to make people laugh, or you tend to hide office cats in your filing cabinets, Dunder Mifflin at one time needed to be built, starting with an estimate.
April 21, 2022

Shea’s Land Services Estimates in 25% the Time with 1build

With ten crew members driving up to 20-ton excavators on the job site, every hour saved in estimating is an hour gained in the field. And with that extra time, general contractors and owners can make decisions faster, and subs can complete projects on time—even when things change.
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April 24, 2022

Hiring Skilled Construction Laborers During the Great Resignation

Professionals from other industries who are considering a move to a construction job are looking not just for a job, but for a career path. Here are tried and true methods on how to find and keep skilled construction workers during the Great Resignation.

What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

Static and dynamic content editing

A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!

How to customize formatting for each rich text

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.