Heavy civil projects often include some type of road surface, or pavement, that is laid down for the purpose of vehicles and pedestrian foot traffic in the form of a parking lot, highway, sidewalks, and more. Today, asphalt and concrete are two of the most common paving materials used for heavy construction projects. When preparing a bid for the paving portion of a heavy construction project there is a lot of work involved; especially if done manually using paper drawings. HCSS offers estimating software for asphalt and concrete paving that helps contractors “go paperless” to: reduce the estimating costs; save time; minimize mistakes; and increase accuracy.
HeavyBid is designed to bid estimated costs and produce proposals that span across all civil industries and disciplines including asphalt and concrete paving. HeavyBid’s versatility allows asphalt paving estimators to break complex problems into solvable pieces that accurately reflect the costs.
Typically, asphalt takeoff software calculates the tonnage, linear feet or square yards of asphalt for paving. HCSS can import your takeoff information into HeavyBid; allowing you to quickly assign costs to your asphalt and concrete paving bid items. From the estimator point of view, paving is labor and material centric.
Usually, if you look at an asphalt or concrete paving bid item, the costs can be 85% materials and 10% labor and 5% equipment. Where HeavyBid shines is easily keeping track of materials costs and the ability to make last minute changes across the entire estimate, and the ability to break down work tasks to a much higher level of detail without complicating the estimating procedure.
Send your paving cost estimate data to HeavyJob where you will be able to easily track your project and gather production history for future bids. Our civil construction bidding software is scalable to fit your company’s needs and helps streamline your entire construction estimating process so you can get accurate bids out the door in significantly less time.
Read how the field personnel at W.W. Clyde & Co. used HeavyBid and HeavyJob software features to accurately report and track employee time card information, equipment hours, and production quantities on the reconstruction project of 8.37 miles of roadway on the I-15 Interstate in Beaver County, Utah that included 9 inches of new asphalt pavement and 24-hour paving.