ICE® for Industrial Contractors
Speed up takeoff, increase accuracy, and make better use of your time with ICE from RIB MC². Incorporating over 47 years of construction industry experience, ICE thinks like an estimator thinks, and works like an estimator works, increasing your productivity and giving you the consistency you need to bid with confidence. ICE gives you more time to study a job, to find ways of working more efficiently, and to assemble a winning package of quotes and bids.
ICE's Construction Systems, Models, and Typical Spec Pipe Takeoff provide you accurate quantities faster than any tool on the market, and can automatically apply your historical Unit Prices and Man-Hours.
Cut your takeoff time in half
ICE uses spec-driven takeoff designed specifically for process piping. Simply click on a screen icon - it's that easy! Your job specs complete the takeoff by filling in metallurgy, connection, lining, ratings - whatever you need to produce a quality, detailed estimate. What if specs change midway through takeoff? No problem! Just revise your specs and in a matter of seconds your estimate is up-to-date.
Slicing and dicing your estimate has never been easier
ICE can be used as a repository to capture data from engineering and spreadsheets, and then allow you to group the data using 35 user defined WBS codes. Sort your projects into groups using any of the WBS codes such as line number, spec number, area, phase or other user-defined breakouts that best suit your needs or your clients' needs. You can then make job specific changes to the manhours and generate a bill of materials to go out for pricing. You can also use WBS codes to feed Scheduling, Project Controls and Accounting and to develop Summary and Detailed Reports.
Completely open reports
ICE comes with dozens of different reports which focus on the audit trail, price information and bill of materials. ICE reports allow you to define levels of detail breakout based on any of the sort fields used during takeoff. The audit trail provided by ICE is unmatched. Want to modify the report? No problem. With the RIB MC² Report Designer, ICE allows you to create custom reports to fit your needs. Quickly and easily change fonts, colors, or any aspect of your system reports. That is something you won't get with proprietary report writers. You can also save your reports as PDF's (Portable Document Format). You will be able to easily send them electronically to whomever you choose.
150,000 item database gets you up and running today
ICE has all the major types of pipe, fittings, and valves, including carbon steel, stainless, titanium, nickel and nickel alloy, and aluminum. Prices and manhours are stored in easily-updated tables. Labor tables use up to five production rates per item, allowing you to quickly and accurately fine-tune your labor to the actual job conditions.
4-way specs take on real-world estimating problems
ICE separates pipe specs from insulation specs from heat trace specs from painting specs. This means fewer specs to keep up with and faster estimating - when a pipe run dives low and the insulation changes, just click over to a new insulation spec! Spec maintenance takes on the real world, too. Set up a spec for a repeat Customer or type of work. Copy it over to a new spec to use for a slightly different job. Change it up to suit the new conditions. All with the ease and speed of a spreadsheet!