Why invest in CostOS?
In an ever changing economic climate, with ever changing
trends and client demands, the work carried out by Estimators
in Construction, is at best, difficult!
Bid return times are becoming
shorter, the quality of
information available often
limited, and tender documents
produced in a myriad of
The pace at which BIM
technology is moving forward,
means todays Estimator has
to have the flexibility to price
whatever tender is thrown at
him, in whatever format, whilst
still maintaining a competitive
CostOS is designed, by
industry professionals to meet
all challenges, and represents
the most technologically
Estimating solution available
today. From initial feasibility
every stage, on one platform,
and with BIM technology at
its core, CostOS is setting
new standards in Construction
Whether you are a Project Owner, Consultant, Real Estate Developer, General Contractor, Civil Engineering Contractor,
Specialist Contractor, Prefab Manufacturer, large or small, CostOS is the only estimating solution you will ever need.
FROM FEASIBILITY TO FINAL BID ON ONE PLATFORM
CostOS is unique in that it can handle every class or stage of
estimate, from concept to final bid, all in one solution, hence
alleviating the need to have multiple solutions that don’t talk
to each other!
CENTRALISE YOUR ESTIMATING
Many estimators can work collaboratively on the same
estimate, real time, and over centralised historical databases.
Your previous estimates can be quickly imported and your
work within CostOS soon becomes a knowledge-base, for
accelerated and more accurate future estimate production. Working over an Oracle 11g Database, SQL, or MySQL
means that you can build your business intelligence and analytics easily and with unmatched flexibility.
ACCELERATE YOUR QUANTITY TAKE-OFFS
Whether you are taking off quantities for creating your own Bill, or re-measuring quantities provided by others, speed
and accuracy is of paramount importance, if you are to prepare a competitive and profitable bid. CostOS offers you
flexible options. Quantities can be abstracted using the usual manual methods, or by using functions and formulas, but
moreover, directly from 2D drawings, Building Information Models or GIS maps. The choice is yours but will deliver
quantities with unrivalled speed and accuracy.
Key Features and benefits
Increased efficiency through team collaboration.
Consistency, increased productivity and accuracy.
Enables key decision making, value engineering and
accurate estimating to be performed at any stage of
scope definition. One system, all estimate phases!
Enables quantity take-off independently and not restricted
to the BIM authoring tools that the designers use. Bill
production and pricing are done directly from a BIM,
dramatically increasing speed and accuracy.
Conceptual definition of infrastructure projects (highways,
ports, hydraulics etc) and real estate developments and
quick extraction of results.
Allows multiple line items to be generated and priced
simultaneously and enabling unrivalled value engineering
Enables easy customisation to suit the user, type of project
and client requirements, facilitating optimum cost and
variation analysis. Quick transition to the system for Excel
Unrivalled flexibility for deployment in line with individual
customer requirements and existing customer business
Quick and easy data import and export. Integrates the
estimating knowledge with other departments, ideal for
companies that strategicaly aim to become learning
Build your company’s building intelligence and satisfy any
demands that the upper management or you clients may
Centralised database supporting true role based multi-
user working environment on the same estimate.
Top down or bottom up pricing. From feasibility to
final bid on the same platform. From cost plan to fully
Fully embedded BIM technology using IFC open
standards, within the core product. Associate database
costs and descriptions with 3D elements.
GIS take-off capabilities including elevations.
Embedded within assemblies, for feasibility assessments.
Dynamic parametric ‘smart’ assemblies.
Customisable fields and layouts. Flexible grouping,
sorting, indexing, layouts and reporting. Multiple WBS
and Group coding within the same project. MS Excel
type expression language supporting formulas.
State-of-the-art technology, deployable as standalone,
LAN, WAN or hosted, on multiple database platforms
e.g. MySQL, SQL, Oracle 11g etc.
Integration with MS Excel, Primavera, MS Project and
Risk Management solutions.
Report Designer, enabling the development of any
reports and analytics.