Build In The
Black construction estimating software
is a fast, flexible and complete
tool. Build In The Black handles
all of your needs for Estimating,
Customer Specifications, Subcontractor
Quotes and Bids, Accounting, Scheduling,
and Sales Management. It automatically
updates between these areas as you
work. Let yourself get more organized
as Build In The Black helps you
plan, direct and control your projects.
Built in Change Orders and Gantt
Charts keep you on budget and minimize
delays. Build In The Black does
Why buy several different programs,
when all you need is one: Build
In The Black.
Frequently Asked Questions
Build In The Black version
You can link your digital photos to the job screen and see a visual reminder whenever you click on that job.
With one mouse click you can create a Gantt Chart with full color graphics that you can print and publish to the internet!
Job export and Job import: an excellent new feature for those who need multi user capabilities.
One of the new benefits is job sharing!
This means that many workers with computers can work on different jobs at the same time, and then the jobs can be imported into the one main installation.
This helps the accountant get all the updates very easily.
This helps the project manager see the schedule across all of the jobs.
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How does it work?
In a typical construction company, the General Contractor creates a job on his laptop computer. Let's call this "Job 1" or "Job A".
He fills out specifications, and enters what he knows about the job, at that time.
Now he "gives" it to the Site Supervisor who will manage the job.
Click on Job 1, choose File...Export. A screen like this pops up:
a single file is copied to a USB stick.
The Site Supervisor plugs the USB stick into his computer, chooses Current Jobs, then File...Import. A screen like this pops up:
the job imports from the USB stick.
It's that easy!
Build In The Black construction
estimating software improves your
ability to plan, organize, direct,
and control your construction project
management in one easy to use software
Build In The Black
construction estimating software
is designed to help you make more
profit on your construction jobs.
It is suitable for all types of
construction, including new residential
building, as well as for renovations
and remodeling projects.
The full retail price of Build In The Black is $995.
This software package has been developed over 12 years and it is packed full of example contract agreements, request for bids, work orders, and more.
One program is all you need to buy.
All of the following are tightly
integrated and automatically make
changes in each others areas when
any change happens:
We are here for the
"long haul". We listen
to you, the builder, and carefully
plan features into this unique construction
estimating software program. From
the foundation of this computerized
tool, it has been engineered to
be very flexible, and to grow in
functionality over time.
Most of the program
is table driven. This allows Build
In The Black to be flexible, and
a very easy program to upgrade.
These are the seven
main areas of Build In The Black:
- Land Development, Phase, Track,
Lot, Structure, Floor and Room
dimensions and details.
- Quick Edit mode, Material Take
Off, and Cost Estimate.
- Quick Edit mode, export and
import with PDA’s, Management
By Exception reporting, Production
reports, and Gantt Chart.
- Multiple Company support, GL,
AR, AP, Job Costing, Employees,
Timesheets, export Payroll information,
Balance Sheet, Income Statement,
the NAHB chart of accounts, and
management of Taxes.
and Bids - Purchase Orders,
Work Orders, and Invoicing. Manages
quotes to suppliers, receiving
bids and awarding bids; therefore,
keeping you organized.
Management - Contact Logging,
Features and Wish Lists, Contract
Proposals, Draw Scheduling, and
Recording of Sales Income.
- Master Lookup Tables - Maintains Vendor
lists by organizing according
to material, labor, equipment
rentals and import price lists.
Maintains inventory; units and
abbreviations; room types; and
supplier categories. Maintains
master lists of job materials,
tasks, equipment, and labor. This expands as the database learns your business: enter new job items and tasks only once.
software includes security password
sign in, which allows different
users to access certain areas of
the program you specify.
estimating software also handles
multiple companies, where each company
has its own books and jobs.
A built in Tutorial
will walk you through each area
of the program to show you exactly
what is expected and the sequence
to follow. A built in Wizard will
step you through the main areas
of the program in an interview mode.
This residential scheduling
system can handle your automatic
job costing, while it tracks all
of your revenue and expenses, consequently
placing them in their proper ledgers.
Build In The Black
also handles POs, WOs, and Invoicing,
and prints all of your accounting
This residential cost
estimating software automatically
updates between specifications,
estimating, quotes, bidding, scheduling,
and accounting, making it simple