Construction Software Training

If you have estimators who are new to HeavyBid or estimators who want to take their product knowledge to the next level, our in-person construction software training is a great solution.

HeavyBid 101

Learn how to use HeavyBid. We’ll cover all the essentials – from basic setup to bid review and bid closing – in this introductory course.

HeavyBid Overview:

  • System Data vs. Estimate Data
  • Codebooks
  • Master Estimate vs. Library Estimate vs. Estimate
  • Bid Cost vs. Bid Price

Estimate Building:

  • Adding Biditems
  • Adding Activities
  • Adding Resources/Crew
  • Calculations/Assemblies
  • Quick Entry

Bid Summary:

  • Calculate Costs/Markup
  • Learn how to Spread Markup
  • Create Spread Overrides

Master Estimates:

  • Labor
  • Equipment
  • Biditems
  • Materials
  • Calendars
  • Overtime Rules
  • Workers Comp


  • Create Quote Folders
  • Pull in Vendors
  • Apply Vendor Prices to Estimate

Bid Pricing:

  • Modify Bid Prices
  • Make Adjustments
  • Discuss Bidding Practices

New Estimate Creations:

  • Create a New Estimate using the Master as the source

Estimate Reviews:

  • Review Bid to find Errors
  • Create Checklists and Correct Errors
  • Audit Trail


  • Cost Reports
  • Summary Reports
  • Estimate Recap Reports
  • Bid Proposals

HeavyBid 201

Learn how to bid more efficiently. This class is designed for those who know the basics of HeavyBid and would like to take advantage of more advanced features.


  • Code Structure Importance
  • Labor, Equipment, Materials Best Practices
  • Advanced Equipment Setup
  • System-wide Quote Folders
  • System-wide Display Options
  • Preferences

Estimate Entry:

  • Calculation Routines
  • Activity Codebook use
  • Biditem Codebook use
  • Estimate Review
  • Material Changes

Bid Closing:

  • Spread Overrides
  • Markup Differences
  • Handling Alternates
  • Pricing Strategies
  • Bid Proposal Options

Bid items:

  • Holding Accounts
  • Parent Child Relationships
  • Subtotals, Headers, and Proposal Notes
  • Summary Groups

Quote System Automation:

  • Quote Folders
  • Vendor Setup
  • Regions
  • Products

Learn best practices and network with others in the industry.

“I was amazed at how much I picked up, learned again, and found easier ways. It was a pleasant surprise as to how useful this time was spent.”

– Michael Roche, The Joy Company


Houston City Trainings Online
1 Registrant: $1050 $1275 $1000
2 Registrants: $1025 per person $1250 per person $975 per person
3 Registrants: $1000 per person $1225 per person $950 per person
4 or More Registrants: $975 per person $1200 per person $925 per person

Upcoming Dates

Training Classes

HeavyBid 101 – HCSS Headquarters

December 09, 2021 - December 10, 2021
Sugar Land, TX

Learn More | Register

Training Classes

Foreman UGM – Texas Motor Speedway (Fort Worth)

December 10, 2021 - December 10, 2021
Fort Worth, TX

Learn More

Training Classes

Virtual HeavyBid Learning Summit – Online

December 15, 2021 - December 15, 2021

Learn More

Training Classes

HeavyBid 201 – Online

December 16, 2021 - December 17, 2021

Learn More | Register

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to bring with me?

Please bring your laptop and any laptop accessories (charger, mouse, etc.). Note: If you plan to attend training with a MacBook, you must have software pre-installed that allows you to operate in a Windows environment.

How long is the training?

The training is two days long.

What is the schedule of the training?

7:30-8:30 AM – Registration and breakfast
8:30-11:30 AM – Training
11:30-12:30 PM – Lunch
12:30-4:30 PM – Training*
*Training tends to end earlier than 4:30 PM on the second day

Do I need to have a company license of HeavyBid installed on my laptop?

No. Prior to the start of training, we will send you a download link and instructions on how to install a temporary training version of HeavyBid. Ideally, you should have this installed before the first day of training.

How do I book my hotel?

After you register, you will receive an email with information on how to book your hotel room at our negotiated rate.


If you have any questions regarding HeavyBid Classroom Training, please contact us at If you are looking for other HCSS events, check out Events page for a full list.


HeavyBid 101



HeavyBid 201


© 2021 Heavy Construction Systems Specialists, Inc. (HCSS) • SitemapPrivacy Policy