Integrated estimating based on BCIS online datasets is now available via Causeways CATO and Estimating suite of products. BCIS subscribers using Causeway can now apply BCIS rates datasets to the automated take of and scheduling to produce cost plans and detailed estimates as well as accessing cost analyses to provide order of cost estimates.
Steve Pittard, Business Advisor with Causeway, commented that this reinforces the drive for more reliable and consistent pricing across all sectors of the industry. With CATO’s QuickEst module already integrated with the BCIS Online service, this new facility further expands subscription access to the complete range of RICS datasets which includes:
The rates can easily be adjusted to reflect the work being priced.
James Fiske, Global Director of Data and Information Products at RICS, also welcomed this as a significant move to broaden access to the BCIS suite of rates databases through one of the UK’s leading construction software vendors;
‘We are very proud to be working with Causeway to help our industry achieve improved cost certainty and reliability through faster integrated access to the BCIS data sets’.