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: $1150 $1350 $1150
2 Registrants: $1125 per person $1325 per person $1125 per person
3 Registrants: $1100 per person $1300 per person $1100 per person
4 or More Registrants: $1075 per person $1275 per person $1075 per person

Upcoming Dates

Training Classes

HeavyBid 101 – UGM A

February 07, 2023 - February 09, 2023
Houston, TX

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Training Classes

HeavyBid 101 – UGM B

February 21, 2023 - February 23, 2023
Houston, TX

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Training Classes

HeavyBid 101 – HCSS HQ

March 16, 2023 - March 17, 2023
Sugar Land, TX

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Training Classes

HeavyBid 101 – Online

March 23, 2023 - March 24, 2023

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Hotel & Shuttle Information

Visit HCSS

Call us at 800-683-3196 to schedule a tour of our offices. We are open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm CST.

Hotel Info

Call us for hotel information and rates. HCSS has negotiated rates at the following hotels based upon availability:

Homewood Suites by Hilton (Houston/Stafford)

4520 Techniplex Dr.
Stafford, TX 77477
Corporate Account: 0003119779
Homewood Suites Website

Hyatt Place Sugar Land

16730 Creek Bend Dr.
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Corporate Code: 75272
Hyatt Website

Hilton Garden Inn Houston/Sugar Land

722 Bonaventure Way
Sugar Land, TX 77479
Rate Code: 2725712
Hilton Website

Airport Shuttle

SuperShuttle Shared-Ride Service provides ground transportation services at George Bush Intercontinental and William P. Hobby airports.

For reservations or for more information call (713) 523-8888 or visit

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.


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