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Construction Estimating Software that WORKS!


Data Management Institute is a unique resource for specialty trade contractors in the commercial building industry.  Mike Litz, founder of DMI, developed dynamic construction estimating systems throughout his career.  In 2003 Mike launched DMI Takeoff and Estimating Seminars, teaching takeoff and estimating theory and enabling takeoff and estimating excellence; since then, thousands of construction professionals from across the continent have decided Mike Litz is the national authority on detailed, construction takeoffs, estimating, and project management.  For more on Mike's extensive background in construction project management and consulting services, go to: History.

Most construction estimating software systems offer big potential.  However, potential is NOT what most contractors want or need.  Contractors want estimating software that saves time and money immediately.  Contractors need estimating software that works!  Throughout three decades, Mike spent considerabe time conversing with thousands of construction professionals and tradesmen.

Mike knows what contractors want and need from their construction estimating software investment.  That's why DMI deals exclusively in construction estimating software that works, construction estimating software that requires very minimal training, yields immediate time-savings, and delivers reliable accuracy.

If you want better takeoffs or estimates, you’re spending your time wisely now.  But don’t just dream about getting better; it’s time to take action.  The skills you seek are easily obtainable; just Contact Mike.  Moving forward today will facilitate your work, every day, for the rest of your career.  In little time, at minimal cost, you can achieve your goals; transform your dreams into your new reality.  For example

  1. Learn how to switch from pen and paper estimating; computerize estimating with Excel spreadsheets – double your estimating productivity; cut estimating time in half.
  2. Trade in your conventional Quick Bid database for a state-of-the-art, dynamic, DMI Database for Quick Bid – improve accuracy; save plenty of time, money, and grief.
  3. I endorse QuickEye because it loads plans quickly, enables effective takeoffs, and has very little up-front cost.  Request QuickEye Demo/Trial
  4. Download a Free 14 Day Trial of Entry-Level Takeoff Software– save all the time and money spent on printing plans; make takeoffs simultaneously faster and easier.

DMI seminars, products, and services enable construction professionals to achieve better performance of their daily work both during the selective bidding process and throughout the construction project management process; more specifically, clients improve both speed and accuracy when performing the following tasks:

DMI's unparalleled methods and techniques are surprisingly easy to learn, and intuitively natural to implement.  Implementing DMI methodologies and strategies builds prosperity for construction firms that depend on reliable bids derived from accurate takeoffs and estimates.  Some of the construction specialty contractors who benefit the most include:

DMI Products include printed booklets, interactive spreadsheets, and relational databases, all pre-engineered to reduce work-related stress while enabling top productivity for construction estimating professionals.

DMI Services include consulting, one-on-one tutoring, and reviewing individual project documents (both pre-bid and post-bid) to provide a methodical takeoff, estimate, material stocking report, schedule of values, etc.  Some specific areas of expertise include:

Invest just a few days of time now; learn the methods and techniques that Mike Litz developed while estimating for decades in the construction industry.  Some of the available courses for learning construction takeoff and estimating include:

All classes are personally directed by Mike Litz, owner of Data Management Institute, and president of Michael W. Litz, Inc.  Mike acquired his initial hands-on education in the late 1970's and early 1980's, employed with several specialty contractors, both large and small.  Integrating the best aspects of the various estimating methods he learned, Mike established his consulting and estimating service in 1985.  Today, Mike continues to provide cost-effective takeoff and estimating services to his contractor clients.  This enables Mike to further develop his unique, high-efficiency, low-stress methods for producing accurate takeoffs and estimates.

Both beginner level and intermediate level estimators stand to gain the most from Mike's seminars.  However, even advanced level estimators can attain significant improvement in both speed and accuracy by implementing Mike's straightforward methods.

Private Takeoff and Estimating Classes motivate construction professionals to employ better accuracy and achieve greater success.  DMI techniques and methods can be learned with pencil and paper, basic Microsoft Excel spreadsheet software, or customized database software, including:

Private classes focus on the specific needs of each individual to improve his/her value as a construction professional.  To learn more, go to: Private Takeoff and Estimating Classes.

DMI surveyed 470 wall and ceiling subcontractors in June, 2003.  This survey for construction estimating software reviews revealed that many of the nation's largest specialty contractors were still estimating via paper and pencil.

Many respondents to the 2003 survey expressed a fundamentally legitimate concern: Construction-oriented software systems have an essential deficiency: relevant, effective data.  DMI has solved this problem by creating comprehensive, industry-relevant data within dynamic data systems.

DMI's Dynamic Data Systems (DDS) enable construction estimators to perform detailed estimating tasks faster without sacrificing any accuracy.  Without DDS, Conventional Static Data (CSD) restricts the effectiveness of even the most popular and expensive, construction-based software.  Virtually unchanged from decades-old, book format, current data produced by RS Means is a classic example of CSD.

Estimating Software reliant on CSD misdirects users, squandering both time and effort throughout the estimating process; estimators routinely misdirect their energy because CSD incessantly compels them to focus on "reinventing the wheel" over and over, and over again.

DMI Database users have already moved ahead to the most sophisticated advancement in construction estimating.  DMI Databases incorporate automated, dynamic data systems to produce accurate, organized results, with unrivaled speed and consistency.  Some of the specialty contractors benefiting the most include:

Usually a database is measured by the amount of data it saves. At DMI, a database is measured by the amount of time it saves.   DMI Database Systems guide estimators, project managers, and operations managers to harmonize their efforts; this enables these co-workers to act in concert toward ultimate success: generating optimal profitability for their company.  To learn more, go to: Data for Quick Bid.

Michael W. Litz, Inc. Takeoff and Estimating Service has produced thousands of valuable takeoffs and estimates since Mike became a freelance estimator in 1985Types of commercial and residential projects include:

 
  • Airport Facilities
  • College Dormitories
  • Condominium Towers
  • Custom Homes
  • Department Stores
  • Educational Facilities
  • Fitness Centers
  • Hospital Facilities
  • Industrial Complexes
  • Nursing Homes
  • Office Towers
  • Shopping Malls
  • Sports Arenas
  • Townhouse Projects
 

The reliable accuracy of Mike's confidential, cost-effective services consistently augments his clients' success.

 

For more information, see Advantages, Contact us, or call Mike Litz directly: 800-983-0829.


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Data Management Institute builds prosperity for contractors that rely on detailed, accurate construction takeoffs and estimates to successfully follow-up on their construction bids leads, develop construction bid proposals, and perform work. DMI's founder and manager, Mike Litz, has been achieving construction bidding excellence for more than 30 years; striving to stay ahead, advocating use of the most advanced technology, Mike never lost sight of his primary goal: generating income by developing smart, less-expensive, ever-accurate takeoff and estimating methods and systems.  For more on Mike, go to: History.

DMI seminars, products, and services enable construction professionals to improve both speed and accuracy when performing the following tasks:

DMI's unparalleled methods and techniques are surprisingly easy to learn, and intuitively natural to implement.  DMI builds prosperity for construction firms that depend on reliable bids derived from accurate takeoffs and estimates.  Some of the specialty contractors who benefit the most include:

DMI Construction Estimating Products include printed construction estimating booklets from the construction estimating institute, construction estimating software, interactive spreadsheets, and relational databases, all custom designed specifically for construction estimating professionals.  Those who receive construction estimating training can choose to work with Mike to develop their own construction takeoff and estimating software free of charge; they can build construction estimating tools such as construction estimating forms and construction estimating calculators enabling them to better manage their construction estimating jobs.  Some examples of construction estimating software include:

  • Acoustic Ceiling Estimating Software
  • Carpentry Estimating Software
    • Rough Carpentry Estimating Software
    • Finish Carpentry Estimating Software
      • Casework Estimating Software
      • Millwork Estimating Software
  • Doors and Hardware Estimating Software
  • Light Gage Steel Stud Framing Estimating Software
  • Metal Stud Framing Estimating Software
  • Painting and Decorating Estimating Software
  • Painting and Wallcovering Estimating Software
  • Stucco, Plaster, and EIFS Estimating Software
  • Acoustic Ceiling Bid Software
  • Carpentry Bid Software
    • Rough Carpentry Bid Software
    • Finish Carpentry Bid Software
      • Casework Bid Software
      • Millwork Bid Software
  • Doors and Hardware Bid Software
  • Light Gage Steel Stud Framing Bid Software
  • Metal Stud Framing Bid Software
  • Painting and Decorating Bid Software
  • Painting and Wallcovering Bid Software
  • Stucco, Plaster, and EIFS Bid Software

DMI surveyed 470 wall and ceiling subcontractors in June, 2003.  This survey for construction estimating software reviews revealed that many of the nation's largest specialty contractors were still estimating via paper and pencil.

DMI Construction Takeoff Products, products for construction takeoffs, include printed construction takeoff definition booklets from the construction takeoff institute, construction takeoff software, construction take off estimating software: interactive spreadsheets, and relational databases, all custom designed specifically for construction takeoff professionals.  Those who receive construction takeoff training can choose to work with Mike to develop their own construction takeoff & estimating software free of charge; they can build construction take off tools such as construction take off forms and construction takeoff sheets enabling them to better manage their construction takeoff jobs.  Some examples of construction takeoff software include:

DMI Services include consulting, one-on-one tutoring, and construction takeoff services, reviewing individual project documents (both pre-bid and post-bid) to provide a methodical takeoff, estimate, material stocking report, schedule of values, etc.  Some areas of specialty contracting expertise include:

Invest just a few days of time now; learn the methods and techniques that Mike Litz developed while estimating for decades in the construction industry.  Some of the available courses for learning construction takeoff and estimating include:

All classes are personally directed by Mike Litz, owner of Data Management Institute, and president of Michael W. Litz, Inc.  Mike acquired his initial hands-on education in the late 1970's and early 1980's, employed with several specialty contractors, both large and small.  Integrating the best aspects of the various estimating methods he learned, Mike established his consulting and estimating service in 1985.  Today, Mike continues to provide cost-effective takeoff and estimating services to his contractor clients.  This enables Mike to further develop his unique, high-efficiency, low-stress methods for producing accurate takeoffs and estimates.

Both beginner level and intermediate level estimators stand to gain the most from Mike's seminars.  However, even advanced level estimators can attain significant improvement in both speed and accuracy by implementing Mike's straightforward methods.  Mike will unveil the mysteries involving:

Private Takeoff and Estimating Classes for construction professionals transcend traditional, estimating trade schools, including:

Private Takeoff and Estimating Classes for construction professionals transcend traditional, estimating trade schools.  Learn variations in construction definitions of terminology including construction slang definitions.

Private Takeoff and Estimating Classes motivate construction professionals to employ better accuracy and achieve greater success.  DMI techniques and methods can be learned with pencil and paper, basic Microsoft Excel spreadsheet software, or customized database software, including:

Private classes focus on the specific needs of each individual to improve his/her value as a construction professional.  To learn more, go to: Private Takeoff and Estimating Classes.

 

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