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CostX – Estimating & Takeoff Software

for estimating + takeoff

The Complete 3D/BIM and 2D Estimating Solution

Seamless integration of 2D & 3D takeoff, estimating and customisable reporting; available all on the one platform. Our estimating & takeoff software unify your practises, increase transparency and eliminate miscommunication for streamlined performance.

  • 2D Takeoff

    Save time – measure counts, lengths and areas with a single click from scanned, PDF and CAD drawings.

  • 3D/BIM Takeoff

    Future proof your business and work with BIM by using digital design data to accurately estimate quantities and costs.

  • Workbooks

    Powerful spreadsheet-based workbooks are live-linked to the drawings and your own cost database, to eliminate copy-paste errors.

  • Auto-Revisioning

    Never miss a quantity with our powerful auto-revisioning tool to compare drawings, highlight changes and update quantities automatically.

  • Subcontractor Comparison

    Our comprehensive subcontractor comparison/Bid Day tool ensures you will always have the best price.

  • Report

    Impress your clients by producing customised, professional reports, including Bills of Quantities and Cost Plans.

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Features
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2D drawings (incl. PDFs)
3D / BIM Model
Workbooks + Report
Auto- Revisioning
Subcontractor Comparison / Bid Day
Construction Estimating Software. Faster, Smarter and More Accurate.
Education with BIM

Your 5D BIM Solution

CostX® is renowned worldwide as a leading BIM (Building Information Modelling) estimating solution.
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Here’s just some of our Happy Clients.

Faithful+Gould Europe

"We are committed to delivering world class services to our clients enabled by an integrated suite of industry leading tools. Our selection of CostX was based on its comprehensive functionality, ease of use and excellent engagement and technical support provided by Exactal’s team."

Marc Longhurst, Strategy and Development Director

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Turner & Townsend Asia

"CostX is a game changer for the modern consultancy service. The ability to be able to capture 100% of the design direct from the 3D model and live link those quantities direct to your estimate, creates transparency in the quality of Turner & Townsend’s service. Which in turn gives greater commercial confidences to our clients. "

Callum Agnew, Associate Director (Asia)

Turner & Townsend is a leading global programme management and construction consultancy that supports organisations that invest in, own and operate assets. Working from 90 offices in 130 countries, they work on projects across the property, infrastructure and natural resources sectors worldwide. They assist organisations by managing risk while maximising value and performance during the construction and operation of their assets.

CostX is a game changer for the modern consultancy service. The ability to be able to capture 100% of the design direct from the 3D model and live link those quantities direct to your estimate, creates transparency in the quality of Turner & Townsend’s service. Which in turn gives greater commercial confidences to our clients.

— Callum Agnew, Associate Director (Asia)

The Project

Turner & Townsend’s client entered into a dual FEED study with two international consortia of engineering companies to provide competitive FEED designs for the FLNG. Part of the FEED deliverables from each consortium was the development of a Bill of Approximate Quantities at the end of the FEED study that would be used by the clients estimating group to provide an independent estimate of the two FEED designs.

The client’s challenge was to ensure that the BOAQ represented as close as possible the completed scope of the development as the BOAQ would be an integral part of the development of the project value for Sanction. It was therefore paramount that the BOAQ was as accurate as possible. The client requested Turner & Townsend to validate and agree with the FEED Contractor’s the quantities developed to provide assurance to the client on the quantities contained in the BOAQ’s.

The Outcome

Turner & Townsend provided a team to carry out the following in order to fulfil the client’s requirements:

  • Establish a sound Method of Measurement, based on industry best practice, which will be issued to all FEED contractors to ensure consistency for the BOAQ quantity development from all FEED tenderers. As part of the FEED deliverable, all FEED tenderers were required to submit their BOAQ in CostX native workbook format.
  • Develop a Code of Accounts and a Work Breakdown Structure with standard estimate templates in CostX for inclusion into the FEED ITT.
  • Assist in developing the 3D model Structure and Object Parameter Protocols that will enable expedient electronic harvesting using CostX on the FEED Tenderers 3D models.
  • Develop a milestone program including the required deliverable outputs to be extracted from the 3D model to be included in the FEED ITT.
  • Provide CostX training and support to client personnel as at the end of the commission Turner & Townsend gave the client a CostX export of the BOAQ which meant the client had a complete interactive, live linked BOAQ.

By using CostX, Turner & Townsend were able to support the client in the validation and development of robust BOAQ’s and control estimates that provided transparency and confidence in the estimated cost of the project. This ensured that the Scope of Works was fully reflected, which will lead to a properly managed project with efficient contract administration.

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CMA Construction United States

"CostX is the most powerful 2D and 3D combined estimating tool we have seen. Take off is simple and the estimate spreadsheet platform is easy to understand and customize. CostX technical support is one of the best I have ever worked with for on-going support and new version releases. I would highly recommend this program!"

Daniel Deter, Director of Pre-Construction

CMA Construction was formed in 2013 by recruiting top professionals in the industry to come together specifically to help manage and implement a major campus expansion program at Liberty University. Liberty University is the largest private, nonprofit university in the nation, the largest university in Virginia, and the largest Christian university in the world. CMA and Liberty University have entered into a long-term agreement to assist with preconstruction services and act as the constructor for all projects on campus.

CostX is the most powerful 2D and 3D combined estimating tool we have seen. Take off is simple and the estimate spreadsheet platform is easy to understand and customize. CostX technical support is one of the best I have ever worked with for on-going support and new version releases. I would highly recommend this program!

— Daniel Deter, Director of Pre-Construction

The Project

We at CMA believe technology is a key component for our business. We have all but eliminated the use of paper drawings in our company by engaging and utilizing computer hardware, programs and electronic files. We rely heavily on our ability to react quickly and manage changes to the projects we build. Of all the systems we evaluated, we felt that CostX was the best fit for us. It “centralizes” our drawings, estimates and budgets for all team members to work with. The ability to work with 3D models has saved us time and is also a great tool for team coordination. We also use CostX in our presentations to clients to help them understand better the designer’s vision.

The Outcome

We had the benefit of using CostX from the start. We evaluated different systems and CostX was by far the best fit for our organization. We have cut take-off time down dramatically for projects. The “revisions” part of the system helps us manage multiple cost estimates as the project evolves. It is a large part of the integrated project delivery method we use and helps us manage both our design and helps keep track of the budget overall. We are working now to create and implement a “buyout” system that will be used in the CM delivery method that could be totally managed inside the CostX platform.

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DCWC Australia

"CostX has focused our core business of cost planning and cost advice into the 21st century compared to other IT solutions in the marketplace. With CostX we can quickly analyse drawing revisions and simultaneously provide the cost impact. CostX are continually evolving the program and their maintenance program provides the necessary backbone to continuing those core business solutions for our offices nationally."

Mark Mammarella, Managing Director (Queensland)

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