SureCount is ConEst's best-of-breed construction takeoff system. It is designed for commercial, industrial, and residential electrical contractors of any size. ConEst says the system can also be used for other construction and specialty contractors in all trades including plumbing, mechanical, HVAC and fire/sprinkler safety installation companies. The product has been recognized in several trade publications and has been featured as a Constructech Top Product.
Digital takeoff is on its way to becoming the standard method for measuring plans and creating estimates. Instead of using rulers and paper plans, onscreen takeoff software allows you to take measurements on a computer screen by dragging your mouse. This speeds up takeoffs and reduces errors.
SureCount’s patented technology offers CAD file integration, reporting capabilities, an auto-count feature and more. SureCount easily integrates with ConEst’s other product offerings including IntelliBid and JobTrac. SureCount is a strong fit for electricians, low voltage contractors, data cabling and other types of specialty contractors.
Justin from Five 9's Communications
Date: November 2011
We currently use the SureCount Software and it works pretty well for our applications. We are a low voltage contractor and we use it for most of our takeoffs, which saves us on labor and material (paper) costs. The program is generally geared towards electrical contractors and there are a few things that I would add that would be useful such as j-hook runs and cable tray (pathways).
Currently we use the branch or feeder measurements for this and divide our total number by 4 since our cabling is generally supported every 4 feet. We also have to manually calculate the size of the cable path based on the number of cables using each path. Also, one thing that would be useful is the ability to make minor changes to the drawings and import shapes or picture files to create quick shop drawings etc. Customer service has been very helpful when I have questions about the software.