Create and Manage Residential Construction Estimates Using AI Technology and Estimator360

KIMBERLY HEGEMAN | October 23, 2018

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Estimator360 is a cloud-based residential construction estimating and management platform. Unique to Estimator360 is it is the only construction estimating software currently on the market featuring artificial intelligence. The app uses patent-pending Instant Assemblies, Intelligent Ratios and Build Options to create fast estimates. Estimator360 does all the building calculations for you and assigns quantity values to Assemblies in your estimates automatically.

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