- "subs not
showing up when they promised"
- "poor quality
- "change orders"
- "lack of accurate
- "getting the
- "getting the
right materials on time"
- "missed closed
- "specs and
estimate that do not agree with
the set of plans"
team of builders and professionals
have researched and designed Build
In The Black to help with as many
real world problems as possible.
Knowing that problems are normal,
we invite you to use Build In The
Black and see for yourself how it
can help with effective communication
between yourself and other people
involved in your jobs.
want to build within budget"
want to build within a time period"
want to build with quality"
want to build in a safe environment"
want to build without litigation"
want to build with accuracy from
plans to finish"
Build In The
Black creates a schedule for you,
while you specify and estimate.
It then helps you refine that schedule,
and your estimate, so that you meet
For you to become a highly recommended
builder, there are certain goals
that can be good for your reputation,
- keeping your costs
within budget as much as possible
- finishing within
a set time frame
- presenting your
finished product with quality
that is acceptable by new owners
- passing all inspections
- doing the construction
- planning well
- being organized
- giving clear directions
by objectives, rather than managing
Build In The
Black creates a Gantt Chart that
follows the critical path method,
and this print out can help you
communicate the construction milestones
to subs, and to your customer if
it's a custom home. Using this tool
to its fullest, you are able to
control the time, quality, cost,
and safety of all of your construction
If you have better controls in place,
you can work a 40 hour work week,
rather than a 70 hour work week.
You will feel more rested and aware,
and perhaps even get a recharge
among friends and family. If time
is money, Build In The Black simply
causes less delays while you keep
the same costs, and so you earn
a higher profit by the end of the
job. Do this from job to job, and
you (and other owners, if applicable)
will receive a higher salary or
draw more dividends at year end.
A well run schedule can help prevent
timing problems, when it comes to
trades interfering with other trades.
Using Build In The Black scheduling,
subs will start to recognize and
appreciate that you are more organized.
They will notice that the site is
really ready now when you say it's
going to be.
Maybe not one. Maybe not two or
three, if they are small enough.
With no scheduling system, you are
guessing. Or you are hoping that
completing a different task faster
can make up for it. The truth is,
you never really know until you
get to those last 2 weeks when everything's
crazy! Using a computerized schedule,
it shows you right away, each time
you add a small task. You can then
get creative: overlap some tasks
and fill in some lead times and
have the new tasks not delay the
completion date. Or, the computerized
schedule may show you that no matter
what you do, this new task will
indeed advance the completion date.
Here's the best part:
if the new task came from your customer,
make the program the bad
"I need to know how to enter
something, and where to go in the
program to do it."
Build In The Black is a construction
software system that strives to
be easy to use. First, it is functional.
Next, Allentium Software is working
hard right now to make sure that
when you want to do something, it
will be easy and clear of what to
click on, and where.
Ask yourself this question:
Be easy to use?
How about reliable ?
Type a letter and print it. That's
an easy task. There are many programs
available to handle that simple
need, and they are easy to use.
Run 15 large programs all at once
and make them all work hard. Here's
where a typical personal computer
may crash, run out of memory, etc.
and not be reliable.
Why bring this up? Because you are
looking for an easy program, like
a word processor. But your needs
are much greater than that. In fact,
to handle all of your information
system's needs for a complete building
and construction company, you are
looking at about 15 different programs,
that need to inter-relate with each
other constantly, and be all up
and running at the same time.
Now, you know that this one program,
called Build In The Black, is not
at the point of combining all of
the functionality of those 15 programs,
yet. It takes a new approach. It
serves to handle all of your basic
needs for a complete information
system, and it is fast and reliable.
There's a list a mile long, of carefully
planned enhancements that will bring
on new benefits to you, the builder.
Buy the program.
Use the program.
Use your free tech support that's
Apply the regular free upgrades.
And most of
all, have fun doing what you love
to do, and letting this program
do all the grunt work for you, in
terms of information processing!
Build In The Black construction
software improves your ability to
plan, organize, direct, and control
your construction project management
in one easy to use software program.